Nominate for the 2021 Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards!
Nominations are open until 2 August for the 2021 Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of top surveying and spatial information enterprises and individuals, showcasing the finest projects and most significant performance of professionals the industry has to offer. There are new award categories for Industry – Innovation (Small and Medium-Large business), Workforce Development and Inclusion and Community Sustainability. And for the Individual categories: Diversity and Inclusion. As a nominee you will enjoy a local APSEA Award dinner held in conjunction with SSSI regional conferences. READ MORE
SIBA|GITA joins forces with SSSI to go into orbit!
During 2020 an expert group compiled the SPACE+SPATIAL Industry Growth Roadmap 2030. – a national snapshot that’s about to be launched for our professions to better understand the bold new future that’s rapidly approaching and what it means for you and your career, your organisation and all of Australia.
SIBA|GITA has teamed up with SSSI to host a series of SPACE+SPATIAL Industry Dialogues – on-site and online. We’ll have more soon about how you and your colleagues can “Have A Coffee And Have Your Say”. Pre-register here
More reasons to be a member
SIBA|GITA has refreshed its membership offerings with newly launched member categories reflecting today’s spatial business interests. You can join as an individual or as a small (1-20), medium (21-100) or large (101+) business depending on the number of employees. General Manager Danika Bakalich says: “As well as reinvigorating the SIBA|GITA regional branch meetings, industry events and conferences, and our regional and national APSEA Awards, we are strengthening our offerings to include greater advocacy on issues that truly matter to the industry.” Find out more about the benefits of membership HERE.
New standards for traffic management
Significant changes to technical standards for temporary traffic management at roadwork worksites in Queensland will come into effect on 1 August 2021. As a phased approach has been in place, the new standards have been voluntary from 1 January. A toolkit will be added to the Public Works Technical Subscription. MORE INFO (PDF)
Welcome to new members
Geoplex vision is to enable enterprise organisations to harness the power of geospatial information technology, to make our world safe and secure.
SSSI and SIBA|GITA had a successful networking drinks last Friday at Milton to celebrate the 2020 APSEA-Q & 2019 Hydro Excellence winners - and just taking the chance to catch up after a long break. The next Queensland event will be at the AI Hub.
WA grants reward innovation
Landgate is offering grants of $25,000 for up to six eligible candidates under its SPUR Location Grants Program. Applicants need to demonstrate unique ideas for using location data technology to deliver improvements to the state’s land and property sector.
Applications are open from 1 July to 30 July 2021.
All SIBA|GITA Members receive weekly tender alerts with both local and international tenders.
Be sure to keep an eye out for our Tender Alerts notification. Let us know if you have been successful as a result. We’d love to hear if this adds value to you.
Become a member today to get weekly updates on tenders and grow your business.
Regional infrastructure boost in Vic
Victorian Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas this week announced the new Investment Fast Track Fund is open for applications as part of the Victorian Government’s program to support local jobs and communities. The Investment Fast Track Fund will help take important projects from the ideas phase to be ready for development, with grants of up to $500,000 available to local councils, community organisations and the private sector for planning, design and business case works. Information and guidelines can be found at rdv.vic.gov.au/rjif
Diversity in the spatial workforce
Evidence for the space, spatial and surveying industry to diversify their workforce and measure the impact of existing strategies is closer than ever. A partnership has been brokered which will allow the entire space, spatial and surveying workforce to benefit from Diversity Council Australia’s Inclusion@Work Index when a survey is launched on 9 August 2021. READ MORE
New defence centre lands more jobs in Victoria
Victoria’s defence industry jobs will grow with the establishment of a new state-of-the-art centre in Fishermans Bend. SYPAQ Systems will expand its Victorian operations in a new facility and establish a Defence Autonomy Centre of Excellence, creating 280 high-value new jobs in the state over five years. The SYPAQ Centre of Excellence will develop innovative technologies and intellectual property related to autonomous systems and cyber security – spearheading Victoria’s competitive advantage within the defence sector and generating expenditure of $45 million annually when fully realised. READ MORE
Surveying their career choices
There was plenty to talk about when students stopped by the surveying booth at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo in May. Destination Spatial Qld participated in the expo with WorldSkills Qld to show off career opportunities. Thanks to surveyor Darryl Gowlett (pictured) who was on hand to present the many roads to this rewarding career choice.
USQ Surveying and Spatial Science Student Conference
Getting to know you: Potential employers are invited to “meet and greet” surveying students before the official opening of this year’s University of Southern Queensland Surveying and Spatial Science Student Conference on 22 September. Employers can showcase career opportunities and may wish to attend the conference to hear the research project findings of students. MORE INFO (PDF)
Workforce skills development
SIBA|GITA supports workforce skills development and recognises the role its members play in supporting capacity building across the sector.
Be sure to keep in touch with SSSI on their CPD and certificate programs to support you and your staff to have currency skills.
Look out for the next branch events - details coming soon!
The Challenge of Digital Disruption and Data Governance to Intellectual Property Rights & the Surveyors of the Future
Presented by The Surveyors' Trust
Join us as a panel of data & industry experts look at changes to IP, copyright and the disruption of business models. We will discuss how technology and big data are redefining business opportunities.
3 August 2021
11.45am - 2pm
Spatial Information Day & APSEA SA
17 September 2021
Spatial Information Day & APSEA-SA 2021 is taking place on Friday 17 September at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Spatial Information Day is is a once-in-a-year opportunity to discover and network with potential employers in the spatial industry, and provides a platform for you to learn from local, interstate and international delegates, speakers and exhibitors. Following Spatial Information Day, the APSEA SA gala dinner event will be taking place.
Asia Pacific City Summit
September 8-12, 2021
Conceived and managed by Brisbane City Council, the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors' Forum (APCS) is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning gathering of city and business leaders from across the Asia Pacific and beyond. For 25 years, APCS has provided immense opportunities for connection, learning and relationship-building between civic and business sectors.
In 2021, APCS will be presented as a Special Edition, utilising the latest-generation technology to provide immersive virtual participation options for those who cannot attend in person and physical participation options for those who can. The inspiring speakers, high-calibre networking opportunities and top-level insights will equip attendees to meet the challenges and opportunities for the new world.
APSEA-NSW 2020 winners webinar series: Spatial Vision & DPIE
Online via zoom
July 21, 2021. 12-1pm AEST
Hear from some of the incredible 2020 NSW APSEA winners: This session features a presentation on the Geospatial Strategy developed for water monitoring in NSW.
APSEA-NSW 2020 winners webinar series: UNSW & Geoplex
August 3, 2021
Hear from some of the incredible 2020 NSW APSEA winners: This session is a presentation on a Gold Coast Beach Management System project.
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