Busy Branches

Thursday, 13 July 2017 12:00 AM

Our members have been busy around the nation with several significant initiatives underway.
South Australian members met at the Tonkin office on 21 June. It was an intimate gathering which yielded a very productive discussion around strengthening SIBA|GITA and SSSI collaborations, the value of 2026 Agenda in informing LocationSA strategy development and enthusiasm for a think tank on skilling, run concurrently with a similar event being planned in Queensland. More details to follow.

The XXXX Brewery at Milton was the scene for Queensland members to discuss a range of advocacy and business support opportunities when we met on 27 June. Progressing the great work underway with 3D Queensland is high on the agenda, and members are enthusiastic about promoting what’s “under the hood” of various infrastructure projects named in state and federal budgets.

Daniel Mulino MP was the guest of honour at Victoria’s branch meeting a few days ago, 4 July. A strong attendance contributed to the dynamic discussions led by Daniel, who certainly provided some food for thought in terms of how spatial projects can increase their traction with government. Members of the Victorian branch are currently working on a response to the Land Use Victoria (LUV) strategy, and are looking forward to meeting LUV director Amelia Chapman at the networking breakfast we are co-hosting with the Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria on 28 August.

NSW members are preparing to meet at Esri’s Sydney office next week with Bruce Thompson. Contracting across three levels of government requirements is on the agendas for the Tasmanian branch meeting planned for 21 July, and the Western Australia meeting is being scheduled to coincide with activities related to the review of the Land Information Authority Act 2006 (WA).

Please contact us on Slack (sibagita.slack.com), Facebook @sibagitacommunity or drop us an email to info@spatialbusiness.org to register your interest in any of the activities mentioned here.


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