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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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