November 2022 Newsletter

November 2022 Newsletter

New Square Faced Club Hammer Released

Elevate Survey Supplies has recently released a new Square Face Club Hammer with Hickory Handle – 1.25kg – $49.50 inc GST.

Made from high quality hickory wood, this hammer features a rubber handle for protection, and a drop forged, induction hardened and tempered steel square face. Perfect for hitting in nails, stakes and pegs, it is an essential in a surveyors kit.

The 2022-23 Federal Budget and Infrastructure

The 2022-23 Federal Budget has been released and takes the total investment in transport infrastructure in this Budget to $55 billion over the forward estimates for new and existing projects.

Despite the limit on Federal Government spending in response to global economic downturn, the government committed to significant spending in the infrastructure sector, including most notably:

  • $1.5 billion for the Freight Highway Upgrade Program, delivering significant improvements and sealing works to nationally significant freight corridors in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia.
  • $1 billion toward the 2,700km Outback Way (described as Australia’s ‘Route 66’) spanning from Laverton, Western Australia to Winton, Queensland via the Northern Territory.
  • $3 billion to the Road Safety Program, partnering with state and territory governments in delivering nationwide funding opportunities for road safety improvements.
For more information and to see each State’s budget and focus, click here.

Last Chance to Enter the 2023 Construction Awards

Entries are closing this month for the 2023 Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA), delivered by the Australian Constructors Association and Engineers Australia.

Now in its 26th year, the ACAA is the industry’s most prestigious award recognising the best construction projects, delivered by the nation’s very best construction companies.

Entries for the first stage are due by 30 November 2022. For more information, click here. To submit your entry, click here.

Top Industry News in the Past Month

Budget Commits $1B to Regional Infrastructure Funding Overhaul
The Federal Government will commit $1 billion to regional infrastructure programs in the 2022-23 Federal Budget, and has announced an end to Round 6 of the Building Better Regions Fund introduced by the former Coalition Government. Click here to read more.

‘Stop Treating Us Like Banks,’ Says Construction Association
A new report has condemned construction industry payment practices, claiming that contractors are being ‘treated like banks’ due to upfront costs. Click here to read more.

World-First Bathymetry of Indian Ocean Marine Park
For the past several weeks, scientists on board the CSIRO research vessel RV Investigator have been conducting a world-first survey of marine biodiversity in the newly established Cocos (Keeling) Islands Marine Park. Click here to read more.

Upcoming Industry Events

Network with survey and infrastructure industry peers and leaders, and keep up to date with the latest trends and information at these upcoming events:

WAIS Industry Golf Day – Nov 3
The WAIS Annual Golf Day will be held at Maylands Peninsula Public Golf Course and held as a Modified Ambrose format for teams of 4 over 18 holes. With plenty of prizes up for grabs, come along and spend the day with industry colleagues. For more information, click here.

2022 NSW Regional Conference & APSEA-NSW/ACT – Nov 10-11
The 2022 NSW Regional Conference will take place in Sydney and promises to be a fantastic opportunity to learn and network with SSSI members and the broader surveying & spatial community. For more information, click here.

Retired Surveyors Lunch – Nov 17
This is a great opportunity to catch up over some delicious food and ice cold drinks, while enjoying the company of fellow surveyors. Partners are welcome. For more information, click here.

ISNSW Seniors Group Christmas Lunch – Nov 17
You and your partners are invited to attend the Seniors Group Christmas Lunch at the Fox Hills Golf Club. For more information, click here.

Tasmania 2022 Cadastral Surveying Seminar – Nov 17
SSSI is partnering with the Institute of Surveyors Tasmania to present this event in Hobart. For more information, click here.

SWAGSS Conference – Nov 18
The South West and Great Southern Surveyors Conference is being held at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre. Join surveying colleagues and hear from WAIS President Wayne Stewart, and industry leaders from Landgate, Harley Dykstra, and Brook & Marsh. For more information, click here.

Friday Drinks at the Nedlands Office – Nov 18
The WAIS Board will be hosting their regular member catch-up at the Nedlands office. As a member only event, this is a great way to keep in touch with industry colleagues and share ideas over a beer or two. For more information, click here.

2022 QLD Northern Group Conference – Nov 25
The annual SSSI Queensland Northern Group Conference is the ideal opportunity for professionals from the Northern region of QLD to get together to hear updates on the industry, learn about the latest tech, and share experiences. For more information, click here.

ISNSW 55th Annual Golf Day – Nov 29
Join ISNSW and industry colleagues for a day out on the green at Pennant Hills Golf Club. For more information, click here.

Inspiring Future Geospatial Experts!

Get Kids into Surveying is a rapidly expanding project and community dedicated to the provision of education on everything Geospatial, including surveying.

By working with teachers, partnering with surveying associations, and offering global scholarship schemes, Get Kids into Surveying has a raft of resources that will inspire the next generation of surveyors.

Click here to find out more and to become an ambassador.

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