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MOVEMBER 2019

DSQ’s Surveyors (Dan, Adam, Kev, Kane, Phil, Tom and Ralph) banded together to grow moustaches for a worthy cause this November! They raised much needed funds in light of Men’s Health. $985 will be handed over to the Movember foundation thanks to this staff initiative. If you would like to donate, you still can via...
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OCTOBER HSSE AWARD

Tom Baker was awarded the October 2019 HSSE Award for his focus and commitment to HSSE – “for going the extra mile”. Congratulations Tom.
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Dan Wood – SBQ Registration

Dan Wood has been a valued employee at DSQ for the last 2 years whilst studying a Bachelor of Spatial Sciences (Honours) (Surveying). In completing the first 2 years of this degree Dan is eligible for registration as a Surveying Associate with the Surveyors Board of Queensland while continuing his studies to become a Registered...
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PINK RIBBON MORNING TEA

Our Surveyor Teeghan Hicks, organised a Pink Ribbon morning tea at our Chinchilla office to show support for Australians affected by cancer. The whole crew got involved and managed to raise over $600! This will go towards The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) life-changing research. NBCF’s goal is to have zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030...
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CHINCHILLA SAFETY CELEBRATIONS

This month, we decided to treat the whole team as Safety Winners after reaching an excellent KPI score during September and ticking over 850 days Incident and Injury free on the project. This just goes to show how well the crews have embraced Shell’s Assist and Assure HSSE culture. To celebrate, Chas fired up the...
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CONSTRUCTION, CONSTRUCTION, CONSTRUCTION!

A beautiful shot of our gear at work, with our guys completing Asconstructed Survey for the Hillside Estate, Mooloolah Valley.
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DSQ VISITS SHELL-QGC UPSTREAM OPERATIONS WAREHOUSE IN CHINCHILLA

DSQ’s HSSE had the opportunity to visit the Shell-QGC warehouse in Chinchilla and it certainly was impressive! This was made possible from a collaborative aspect that is off and running throughout the organisation, a universal quest that is being undertaken, applying an Assist and Assure culture by Shell-QGC.   Assist & Assure is a term...
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ASSIST & ASSURE COACHING

On any day of the week, that’s seven days a week, you will find our Chinchilla crews are busy at work. Here we have a couple of our crew members – Adam our Surveyor and John our HSSE Officer doubling  as Survey Assistant – just doing their thing! Monday was extra special as we had...
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CONGRATULATIONS DAN & CARLY

Congratulations to Dan and Carly on the arrival of their first child, Emma, who was welcomed to the world at 1:10pm on the 4th of September 2019. Emma weighed 7 lbs and measured 49 cm. Best wishes to your new little family. We can’t wait to meet her!
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HIGH VOLTAGE SAFETY AWARENESS SEMINAR

Electrical Power lines… what’s the big deal? We don’t go near them, or do we? DSQ was approached by Shell QGC to commence marking in on our drawings the height of the SWER (Single Wire Earth Return) lines so that everyone in the construction phase would be aware. From this, it sparked a conversation about...
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DSQ’S 2ND ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITION

DSQ has held their second annual Photo Competition. After much deliberation we can finally announce that our 3 winners are: Casey, Kane and Phil. We also gave a Creativity Award to Ian (and Family) for their clever re-enactment shot. It was very hard to choose out of the 95 entries we received so, thank you...
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SAFETY AWARDS – JULY 2019

There were three recipients for DSQ’s July Safety Awards – Conrad Ufer, Casey Walsh and Adam Daniec. As shown in the photo, Keith gave the boys recognition for demonstrating excellent teamwork when repairing a collapsed storage box from one of the survey vehicles, ensuring good asset protection. Unfortunately, Casey wasn’t on site for the photo...
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CHINNY 800 GOLF DAY

DSQ and QGC staff celebrated 800 days Incident & Injury free on the project with a good old fashioned game of Golf. It was a great afternoon with lots of laughs and perfect weather to top it off, especially after some of those 0 degree mornings! As shown above, the prized brown jacket – “The...
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CCIQ ECOBIZ – ENERGY STAR PARTNER

DSQ is now recognised as an Energy Star Partner. This means we have reduced our marginal energy consumption by 17.39% over the last 12 months as part of our CCIQ Ecobiz Partnership. This was made possible by changing a few simple habits such as: replacing the halogen downlights with LEDs, installing timers on the water...
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QGC GOAL ZERO HERO AWARDS

Congratulations to Dan Krisanski and the team out at Chinchilla for winning the April/May QGC Goal Zero Hero award for risk normalisation and taking preventative measures. Our Surveyors & Survey Assistants are required to place timber stakes into the ground, setting out works for the construction of well access tracks and well pads. This process...
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MATES IN CONSTRUCTION

We would like to thank the MATES in Construction team for providing us with General Awareness Training at both our Warana and Chinchilla offices. MATES IC is focussed on reducing suicide rates in the construction industry by providing workers with tools to be able to recognise when their colleagues are struggling. The statistics speak for...
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UDIA 2019 GOLF DAY

DSQ were proud to partner with UDIA as a hole sponsor for the annual golf day at Pelican Waters. DSQ Directors Blair Ffitch and Tony Pike were joined by Toby Zaremba and Al Larchin of Formia Project Management as our group for the day. Our admin girls were setup at the 6th hole (Par 3)...
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Welcoming Sophie, our newest Admin member

We are excited to welcome our newest employee, Sophie. Sophie is a recent high school graduate ready to bring a fresh outlook to the admin team at our Warana office. Julie, Grace and Sophie will be happy to take and direct your calls.
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Monthly Safety Awards

DSQ’s Chinchilla office presenting safety awards in May 2019, rewarding positive safety behaviours in our team. Photos show Ralph, Adam and Chris receiving their awards.
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DSQ’s Biggest Morning Tea

DSQ held their second Biggest Morning Tea on the 22nd of May. We were able to smash our fundraising goal thanks to the participation from both the Chinchilla and Warana offices! The money raised will go towards Cancer Council’s ongoing support, prevention and research foundations.
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Welcome to the World, Joshua Seeto

Congratulations to Ian, his wife Ange and big sister Ayla on the arrival of their newest bundle of joy – a baby boy, much to their surprise! Joshua Craig Seeto was welcomed to the world on the 27th of April, weighing a healthy 8lbs. We wish you all happiness, health and plenty of sleep!
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KEEGAN GRADUATES

Keegan Becker is officially a graduate of the Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) as of April 2019. This means he can continue his progression towards becoming a Registered Surveyor. Congratulations on this milestone Keegan, keep up the great work.
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DSQ Vs QGC Pink Stumps Day

DSQ competed against QGC’s Survey and Land Access teams in a Pink Stumps Cricket Day – each taking home a win. We managed to raise over $1700 for the McGrath Foundation! This will go towards supporting the Breast Cancer Care Nurses who help to provide individuals and their families with physical, psychological and emotional support,...
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DSQ reaches new International Safety Standard

DSQ has recently transitioned our Safety Management System from AS/NZS 4801:2001 to the new international safety standard ISO 45001:2018. A fantastic effort by our team and consultants has resulted in DSQ being the first Global Certification client to reach this achievement, reinforcing DSQ’s commitment to safety.
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Containers For Change

Clean up Australia Day found that beverage containers were the second most commonly littered item in our beautiful, sunny Queensland. Containers for change is a great government funded program that provides the opportunity to return eligible containers for a refund. DSQ has collectively been recycling any approved glass, aluminium and plastic bottles to help reduce...
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Supporting Aussie Farmers Through Drought Angels

Late last year DSQ teamed up with Drought Angels to raise much needed funds for our Aussie Farmers.  Drought Angels are a small charity organisation that offer “unique, heartfelt and discreet” support to drought-affected farmers.  DSQ gave staff the opportunity to purchase blue hi viz shirts with all proceeds going to Drought Angels who then...
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Raising Funds for Movember

A fantastic effort by our ‘Mo Bro – Dan’ in our Chinchilla team and our ‘Mo Bro – Patrick’ in our Broken Hill team for growing a mo for Movember! Dan raised over $600 and Patrick over $1200 for the Movember Foundation, which will help save and improve the lives of men all around the...
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Noosa Council Park Road Boardwalk

DSQ congratulates Noosa Council on their recent award for the Park Road boardwalk at Noosa National Park.  The new boardwalk won the Regional Green Space award at the Australian Institute of Horticulture Annual Awards in October 2018.  DSQ completed a detail survey for Noosa Council in 2017 for design of the new boardwalk.  Here is...
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Trimble Dimensions Conference 2018

DSQ Directors Tyler Carroll and Tony Pike attended the Trimble Dimensions Conference in Las Vegas from November 5 – 9, as part of the Aussie contingent with UPG and SITECH.  It was an ideal opportunity to check out the latest innovations and equipment.  Trimble held seminars on ways to revolutionise the delivery of spatial information...
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DSQ Celebrates 3000 Days Incident and Injury Free

In September 2018 DSQ achieved the above milestone.  We celebrated at Warana with a BBQ breakfast before our weekly Toolbox Meeting and also some gifts for all our employees as a token of our appreciation.  Thank you to all that work for DSQ and for your commitment to our safe work practices – please stay...
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CHINNY 500

In recognition of DSQ’s commitment to WH&S we had a golf day with DSQ and QGC staff in Chinchilla to celebrate our 500 days incident and injury free for the project. A great time had by all with the combined team of DSQ’s Neil Severns and Tony Pike and QGC’s Mitch Galletly, Ricky Liddle and...
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The Future of our Surveying Profession – Casey Walsh

DSQ welcomes Survey Student Casey Walsh to our team.  Casey was raised on a farm in rural Chinchilla and developed an interest in Land Surveying.  Casey is studying a Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) degree, with a major in surveying at USQ.  Currently he is in his second year whilst gaining a position with DSQ...
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APA Opens the Reedy Creek Gas Pipeline

APA Group’s 50 kilometre Reedy Creek Pipeline, which runs between APA’s Wallumbilla Facility and the APLNG Facility at Reedy Creek, was officially opened by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on 26/6/18.  DSQ Land Surveyors assisted APA on the project with surveys for route refinement, cultural heritage, environmental assessment, survey control, alignment profile survey and cadastral easement...
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2018 UDIA Golf Day

DSQ Land Surveyors were proud to support the 2018 UDIA golf day again this year as a sponsorship partner.  Thank you to the following players joining Tony Pike for the day at Pelican Waters:  Toby Zaremba, Quentin Poulsen and Denis Shaw.  It was great to see everyone out enjoying the day.
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Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Fundraiser

DSQ Sunshine Coast and Chinchilla celebrated Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, raising some much needed funds for cancer research.  The teams raised well over their target goals.  The Warana team enjoyed a BBQ breakfast and the Chinchilla team enjoyed some cakes and treats.  Well done everyone!
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Meet our DSQ Admin Team

DSQ’s Admin Team are based at our Warana office on the Sunshine Coast.  Grace, Julie and Kathryn will be happy to take your calls and direct you through to one of our project teams.
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Student Engineers assist with UAV aerial survey

DSQ recently completed a UAV aerial survey at Spring Gully for Origin, with the assistance of Origin’s student Engineers, Danielle and Rory.  Here they are installing ground control points with Trimble R10 GNSS.
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Welcome to the team Daniel Wood

DSQ welcomes Surveying Student, Dan Wood to the team.  Dan has recently completed his first year of an Associate Degree in Spatial Science majoring in Surveying at the University of Southern Queensland.  On completion of this course, he intends to continue on to a Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology. Dan has recently relocated from Pittsworth...
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Ian Achieves Surveyors Board Registration

Congratulations to Ian Seeto who recently gained further registration with the Queensland Surveyors Board as a “Registered Surveyor”.  Ian is hoping to commence the registration process through to his Cadastral Endorsement in 2018.  Great to see another of our DSQ guys progressing along the registration process, great achievement – Well Done!
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Old Permanent Survey Mark found in Warra

DSQ Surveyors recently connected to PM262 during a survey at Warra in the Western Downs Region.  This Permanent Survey Mark was installed in 1956 under the Survey Coordination Act 1952 and is in very good condition, considering its age.  Interesting to note the letters “L.O.” (Lands Office) inscribed on the plaque.  The former Lands Office...
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Recent rainfall in Western Downs

Great to see the recent spring rainfall in the Western Downs.  The wet conditions have made it difficult for our Surveyors though, here’s a photo of Phil Holtkamp working in the black soil at Warra.
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Survey reference tree found

DSQ Surveyors recently found this survey reference tree on the QGC Valkyrie property near Nebo in Queensland.  The tree has a blazed shield with “1M” chiselled into the blaze, signifying its reference off the one mile marker on the cadastral property boundary.  Most of the surrounding landscape has been cleared of trees for grazing, thankfully...
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Northern Territory Registration – Tyler Carroll

Congratulations to DSQ Director and Cadastral Surveyor, Tyler Carroll, who has been registered to practise as a Licensed Surveyor in the Northern Territory.  This is timely as DSQ commences the survey of easements for Jemena on the Northern Gas Pipeline from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa.  DSQ now has three Surveyors licensed in the Northern...
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UDIA Golf Day

DSQ proudly sponsored a hole at the UDIA Golf Day at Pelican Waters.  Our guys Ian Seeto, Gary Tronc and Tony Pike along with Toby Zaremba played on the day.  Golf was the winner!
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Pixie Jean

Congratulations to Surveyor Damien McGregor and his wife Sarah on the birth of their beautiful daughter, Pixie Jean, on 24th May 2017.  Pixie weighed in at 5 pounds 6 ounces.
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Keegan Achieves Surveyors Board Registration

Congratulations to DSQ Surveyor Keegan Becker who recently gained registration with the Queensland Surveyors Board as a Surveying Associate.  Keegan has proved his competency to the Surveyors Board.  This achievement is well deserved for Keegan, who is a hard-working Surveyor in our Sunshine Coast office.  Keegan is currently studying a Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours)...
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DSQ Welcomes Jane Johnson to the Drafting and GIS Team

Jane Johnson joined the DSQ team on 27th February 2017, bringing a wealth of experience to our drafting and GIS team.  Jane has over 30 years’ experience in the drafting of cadastral and engineering survey plans.  Apparently she can even recall the days before CAD, when drafters used Rotring pens and drawing tables…! We extend...
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DSQ Reaches a Significant Safety Milestone

On 31st January 2017, DSQ reached a significant Safety milestone of 2400 days incident and injury free.  This is a remarkable achievement for the entire DSQ team and testament to the commitment and ongoing efforts by staff and management. Congratulations to everyone who’s contributed to reaching this milestone, and let’s be sure to keep up...
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Welcome – Ayla Seeto

On 3rd December 2016 at 1:20pm, DSQ Project Manager Ian Seeto and his wife Ange welcomed their first child, daughter Ayla Maree to the world. Ian and Ange had planned to attend our DSQ Christmas party that night, but Ayla had other plans, arriving a few days earlier than expected! All the team at DSQ...
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State Border – Queensland and Northern Territory

DSQ Surveyors – Tyler Carroll, Geoff Batts and Neil Severns – have recently travelled north to re-establish part of the Queensland and Northern Territory State Border between Camooweal and Urandangi. Our Surveyors located the original 418 mile survey post from the border survey in 1884-1886, carried out by Surveyors Augustus Poeppel and John Carruthers. A...
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Restructure of the Definium Group

Following the recent restructure of the Definium Group, we are extremely pleased to announce our new business. DSQ (Definium Surveyors Queensland) will focus on continuing to provide core land surveying services to our customers. The Directors of DSQ Pty Ltd are Tyler Carroll, Blair Ffitch, Tony Pike and Neil Severns. We look forward to providing...
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