Victorian Digital Asset Strategy and the challenges to an asset-led recovery

7:30am Thursday, 11 November 2021
9:30am Thursday, 11 November 2021

The series’ aim is to give our members an opportunity to learn more about how utilities have adapted their work practices to reflect this document and to help facilitate discussions around how the SIBA members can support such adaptations.

Facilitated by George Havakis, Managing Director of GISSA International. Introductions by Jacinta Burns SIBA|GITA Victorian Branch Chair

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Craig Sandy LS MAICD
Mr Sandy, a licensed surveyor, is the Surveyor-General of Victoria, and Chair of the Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria, as such is the primary government authority on surveying and the cadastre. The Surveyor-General fulfills a range of statutory roles and responsibilities dealing with land and property boundaries.

Mr Sandy is also a member of the following Commissions and Committees in Victoria:
• Registrar of Geographic Names
• Victorian Electoral Boundaries Commission
• Federal Redistribution Committee for Victoria
• Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping - Chair
• Council of Reciprocating Surveyors Board of Australia and New Zealand – former Chair

Mr Sandy has a focus on engaging with the surveying profession to develop strategies for meeting the challenges that the current digital environment is creating. In 2020, he was awarded the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Award for Spatial Professional of the Year for 2019 for his work in modernisation of the cadastre and in raising awareness for mental health issues in our profession. Mr Sandy is the former Surveyor-General for the Northern Territory of Australia, the only person to have held this title in more than one Australian jurisdiction.

Ashley Fenton
Manager Crown Survey Approval. Ashley has worked in land administration for over 20 years. His experience includes working in the Registration, Application and Survey, Subdivision and Business Services branches within Land Registration Services, LANDATA and now at Surveyor-General Victoria performing, various technical, project and management roles within Land Use Victoria. He joined SGV in 2014 to develop his knowledge and skills in the management of Crown land and has a key role delivering major Victorian Government projects as part of their ‘Big Build’ initiatives including Metro Tunnel, West Gate Tunnel, Level Crossing Removals, North East Link and Suburban Rail Loop. In 2019 Ashley received an individual departmental award for Service Excellence in improving service delivery timelines for plan approvals.

Evan Quick has over 20 years’ experience in the spatial industry, including roles across the government, transportation, engineering and utilities sectors. Evan’s range of technical skills include GIS and location intelligence, building information modelling, agile & waterfall project management, and data management strategy and governance. Evan’s career has encompassed technical delivery, program management, people management, business development and executive-level leadership roles. Evan’s work history includes roles with GHD, Esri Australia and 15 years at VicRoads. Evan joined Rail Projects Victoria in 2019 as the Digital Engineering Asset Manager, with a focus on the delivery of usable and valuable digital assets across Victoria’s massive portfolio of rail infrastructure projects. Evan has recently been seconded into the Digital Twin Victoria team to lead the ‘Digital Twins for Asset Management’ workstream.

Oskar Casasayas is a Project Officer at the Office of Projects Victoria (OPV). OPV’s purpose is to lead and influence excellence in project delivery so projects are delivered on time and on budget, and the full benefits of the investment are realised for Victorians. Oskar has supported the development and implementation of system-wide and project specific initiatives in the Engineering and Innovation team. Oskar is currently leading the implementation of Digital Asset initiatives to improve infrastructure delivery.