Six people pose for a photo at the APSEA award
Representatives of the Digital Cadastre Modernisation winning team. From left to right: Paul Digney from Jacobs, Ryanne Firme & Stephen Farrell from Spatial Vision, Mark Grant and Roger Fraser from the department, and Dani Brumante who presented the award on behalf of SSSi.

8 December 2022

The state’s cadastral and spatial experts have been in the spotlight at the annual Victorian Asia–Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards.

The awards are a long-standing prominent event that recognises the excellent achievements of individuals and organisations engaged in the region's surveying and spatial information industry at a single event.

The Digital Cadastre Modernisation team picked up the award for Technical Excellence with its project partners DSM Soft, Spatial Vision, Jacobs, Reeds Consulting and Collier Geodetic Services. The Digital Cadastre Modernisation project is one of Land Use Victoria’s landmark digital transformation projects.

The project is in the process of transforming more than 150 years of the state’s surveyed property and land data into a 2D digital representation. Victoria’s 3.3 million parcels of land have been digitised to improve the spatial accuracy of land parcels and property boundaries.

Vicmap, the foundational digital map of our state’s land and property information, will be enhanced as a result of the Digital Cadastre Modernisation project.

This means, for the first time up-to-date, accurate data will be available in a digital format for a range of sectors including planning, surveying, local government, utility organisations and the building industry.

The project also has flow-on benefits to the Digital Twin Victoria platform which is creating a digital representation of Victoria.

The annual awards celebrate the achievements of top spatial information enterprises and individuals. The awards showcase the finest projects and most significant performances by professionals in the surveying and spatial industry.

You can read about the full set of winners on the APSEA website. The Victorian winners are now in the running for the national Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards.

The Surveyor-General of Victoria Craig Sandy presented two separate awards of excellence recognising significant contributions made to cadastral surveying and place naming.

The Sustained Excellence in Cadastral Surveying Award was presented to licensed surveyor David Rendle LS #1759 for excellence in performing Crown land surveys in the Barwon region.

David was recognised for his passion to educate and train the next generation of Licensed Surveyors and the quality of his surveys as assessed through the SGV Survey Audit program. David is the 15th winner of this award.

The Excellence in Place Naming Award was jointly awarded to East Gippsland Shire Council and Maribyrnong City Council for their naming processes.

East Gippsland Shire Council commemorated the first Australian nurse who died while on active duty while working to help ANZAC soldiers in World War I, through the naming of Bicknell Lane.

And the Maribyrnong City Council commemorated the naming of Lilardia Park in honour of Margaret Tucker MBE.

Margaret is a Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman, who devoted her life to activism to support Traditional Owners across Australia.

She was honoured with an Order of the British Empire in 1968, inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of women in 2001 and inducted into the Aboriginal Honour Roll in 2013. The park is on the land of the Bunurong people. The naming of the park was supported by the Traditional Owners and the Tucker family.

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