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View FPET allocation at the bottom of this space. Now in its 4th year, this annual event has been hosted by CR Kennedy in conjunction with ISV and SSSI in Victoria. Being the first event for the year, it is typically one of our largest events to kick off the year. We look forward to bringing you a fantastic program with food and beverages, and networking with your colleagues.


1:00 - 1:30pm Transitioning To Digital Data For Streamlined Land Development Processes, Craig Sandy, Surveyor General of Victoria

The presentation will cover the following topics:

-- GDA2020 and changes to the Survey Practice Directions
-- Electronic Survey Data lodgement and the link to the Digitial Cadastre Modernisation program.
-- This will include discussion around ePlan, SPEAR and changes this will drive in Land Use Victoria.
-- Updates on the commercialisation and Land Use Victoria.

1:30 - 1:45pm Brief updates by SSSI Regional Chair, Thierry Demathieu; and ISV President, Tom Champion

1:45 - 2:15pm Designing Healthy Liveable Cities, Dr Jonathan Arundel, Senior Research Fellow Healthy Liveable Cities Group, RMIT University Centre for Urban Research.

The 'Creating Liveable Cities in Australia' report details the first measurement of liveability in Australia’s state and territory capital cities. It assesses and maps urban policy implementation and evidence-informed national liveability indicators. The research suggests a need for consistent evidence-informed urban planning policies and integrated planning of housing, transport, land use and infrastructure to optimise outcomes and reduce liveability inequities.

2:15 - 2:45pm 3D Mapbase for Smart Urban Land Administration, Centre for SDIs and Land Administration, The University of Melbourne.

Digitally enhancing cities is essential for a sustainable, prosperous, healthy, and inclusive future for citizens. The digital enhancement of cities requires diverse and numerous technologies that are integrated and operate in space and time. Among these technologies, 3D above- and underground spatial models have proven to be helpful in many aspects of the management of cities. However, the adoption of 3D spatial data is very much fragmented across different aspect of management. There is a knowledge gap about how the use of 3D spatial models in the administration of cities can help with the overall productivity, accessibility, and livability of cities.

2:45 - 3:15 Afternoon tea

3:00 - 3:30 Updates from the Land Registry Office, Speaker TBD, Land Registry, Land Use Victoria

Updates to be included/proposed are New Website Plan Examples, SPEAR Electronic Lodgement update, and the Subdivision Plan Processing.

3:30 - 4:00 Engaging students in our profession, Andrew Bashfield, Spatial Coordinator, School of Vocational Engineering, Health & Sciences, RMIT University

RMIT encourages and facilitates student engagement with industry as a key part of the learning process. This presentation will outline the Diploma of Surveying students' Work Integrated Learning (WIL) exercise conducted in August/September. Surveying companies can take advantage of WIL to trial potential employees, while students gain from on-the-job experience with industry practitioners.

4:00 - 4:15 New book on Granville Stapylton, Greg Eccleston, author of his upcoming book, Granville Stapylton Australia Felix 1836: second in command to Major Mitchell, covers the life of Stapylton, a pioneering Land Surveyor who was appointed as Assistant Surveyor in N.S.W. in 1828. He carried out a number of difficult surveys near Sydney, including tracing the Abercrombie River from Bathurst towards the Lake George area. In 1836 Stapylton was appointed second-in-command of Surveyor-General T. L. Mitchell's overland expedition to Australia Felix. Stapylton then travelled to Melbourne in 1838 to work under the direction of Robert Hoddle. He was later sent to work at Moreton Bay and was surveying the coast south from Brisbane. Whilst there, on 31 May 1840, Aborigines attacked his camp, killing Stapylton and his assistant. The book is based on his 1836 Journals recently located in an attic in England. It also describes the instruments used by Australian Land Surveyors in the 1830’s. This should be of interest to a wide range of surveyors and those interested in early Australian history.

4:15 - 5:00pm Networking

FPET allocated by the SRBV are Cadastral 1.0, Development/Planning 0.5, and Other 1.25

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