Project Bank Accounts Friday, June 22nd, 2018

The following information is provided to advise of the introduction and applicability of Project Bank Accounts for building work which may include survey related work. Background In 2017, the Queensland Government introduced a suite of reforms to the building and construction industry through the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (the BIF Act). […]

Form 16 Certification Monday, May 28th, 2018

Form 16 Certification – Boundary Location The Board continues to receive advice that Form 16 certifications concerning the location of buildings in relation to a property boundary are being provided by people who are not qualified to provide the certification, as they are not registered cadastral surveyors. The Board published the Guideline – Surveys relating […]

Registration Issues and Restoration Policy Friday, March 2nd, 2018

2 March 2018 Registration Issues The Board has received requests from employers to issue registration renewals direct to the employer instead of the individual registrant, and in some cases to reissue the tax invoice in the name of the employer. The Board’s responsibility is linked to the registrant and to maintain the required statutory information […]

New Board Members Thursday, January 18th, 2018

On 21 December 2017, the Governor in Council approved the three-year appointment of Peter Murphy (Chair), Michael Arnold, and Alasdair Begley to the Board.  Continuing on the Board are Russell Priebbenow, Glenn Campbell, Karen Norton, Darlene Skennar QC, and Neesha Pierce. Outgoing chair Peter Sippel and former board member John Carroll both served on the […]

Summary of Complaints and/or Disciplinary Action Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Tuesday 19 September 2017 Below is a summary of matters that have come before the Board in recent months. Survey Practice Case 1 The Board received information from DNRM about the survey practices of a consulting cadastral surveyor. The Board appointed an investigator to review four surveys to determine if there was any evidence of […]

3dQLD Roadmap Briefing Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

9 May 2017 The  joint government and private industry Three Dimensional Queensland Taskforce (3dQLD), was tasked with defining a roadmap from the current centuries old land surveying practice and law, to a modernised, efficient system suitable to meet the needs of the 21st century. Modern technology now permits 3D digital positional certainty of property boundaries […]

Certification of Plans Friday, March 31st, 2017

31 March 2017 The Board has recently dealt with a number of matters where the accuracy of the certification on survey plans came into question. A key element of the responsibility that is entrusted to registered cadastral surveyors is the assurance/verification that the survey meets the legislative requirements, including regulations and standards. It is of […]

Surveys Relating to Property Boundaries Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

23 February 2017 Guideline – Surveys Relating to Property Boundaries The Surveyors Board of Queensland has identified that there is uncertainty across both industry and the community in respect to when a registered cadastral surveyor is required to identify a property boundary. This guideline has been distributed to numerous organisations associated with the building and […]

GPS Equipment – Radiocommunications Licensing Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

7 February 2017 The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) are seeking to advise the surveying profession about changes to differential GPS and licencing requirements. The Board has been requested to forward the details below for your attention. The ACMA is the federal government regulator for radiocommunications, telecommunications, broadcasting and the internet. As part […]

Renewal of Registration for 2017 Thursday, November 17th, 2016

11 November 2016 The Board takes this opportunity to advise registrants who have not yet submitted the relevant documents and/or paid the registration fee that their registration will expire on 31 December 2016. The Board reminds registrants it is their responsibility to apply for renewal of registration.   If you require a copy of your renewal documents, […]