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BUILDING SETOUT AT COMO

We have another great entry for our annual Photo Competition. This photo was taken by one of our Surveyors, Dan Wood, while performing a house setout at Como which is north of Noosa.
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DSQ’S PHOTO COMPETITION 2020

DSQ is running their annual photo competition and have already received so many excellent entries! Featured is great shot from our Surveyor, Keegan Becker. He took this when completing a stockpile survey with the UAV in Noosa last week. We will announce our photo comp winners at the end of September. In the meantime, we...
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DSQ REACHES 10 YEARS INCIDENT & INJURY FREE

Today we celebrate reaching our 10 year Safety Milestone! Incident and Injury Free. Thank you to everyone for keeping DSQ a safe workplace for the past 10 years. In recognition of this milestone the Directors have organised some commemorative gifts as a token of their appreciation which we will be handing out over the next...
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CONGRATULATIONS ADAM

Congratulations on receiving this month’s safety award, Adam Daniec. Adam demonstrates an outstanding Goal Zero approach. His Focus Areas are always thorough and extensive which has not gone unnoticed. Thank you for contributing to the excellent safety culture in the Chinchilla office.
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MONTHLY SAFETY AWARD

Ralph Daley was this month’s Safety Award recipient. Ralph has continuously displayed his work ethic for maintaining safe work procedures, even at the height of Covid-19. With these added pressures, Ralph’s contribution to a positive safety culture shows great integrity. His commitment and decision making process has made his workplace safe. Well done to Ralph!
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CONGRATULATIONS CASEY WALSH!

Congratulations to one of our valued employees, Casey Walsh, for recently attaining his Certificate of Registration as a Surveying Associate. Casey has completed 22 courses within the Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) degree whilst working remotely at our Chinchilla office to gain further experience in the industry. His ultimate goal is to continue his Bachelors...
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CCIQ EcoBiz Star Partnership

DSQ Land Surveyors have retained their status as a CCIQ EcoBiz Star Partner. DSQ have demonstrated a 26% reduction in the firm’s energy intensity. This has been achieved by implementing energy saving measures throughout the business.
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MONTHLY SAFETY AWARD

One of our Crew members has been going above and beyond when keeping up with Safety whilst working in a role remotely (and working from his cabin during the Covid-19 pandemic!). Stuart Withers was nominated for DSQ’s Safety Award this month for his continuous efforts and his approach to staying safe. Stu has been consistently...
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MONTHLY HSSE AWARD

Don Lantz was nominated for DSQ’s Safety Award this month for consistently demonstrating a positive approach to safety. Don has been a valued member of our Surveying team in Chinchilla for nearly 2 years now and provides a great example for others in the industry. He is especially commended for his continuous efforts to document...
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GLOBAL SURVEYORS DAY 2020

March 21 is recognised as Global Surveyors Day to encourage the rest of the world to reflect on the important work our Surveyors do. DSQ would like to commemorate our Surveyors for the integral role they play in Land and Infrastructure Development. In recognition of this, we have put together some photos taken by our...
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DSQ’S SHELL QGC UPSTREAM PROJECT – 1000 DAY SAFETY MILESTONE

We recently made it to 1000 days Incident and Injury free on the Shell QGC Project and celebrated with the Chinny 1000 Golf Day. This safety achievement is a fantastic effort and one that we are very proud of. Our Chinchilla crew and the QGC team got together to play a friendly (and slightly competitive)...
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MONTHLY SAFETY AWARD

Working in a role in a remote location has its many challenges, there are many lifestyle factors that can affect all aspects of our work and home life. One of our crew members has been going above and beyond to ensure that he is fit for work. This is just one of the reasons why...
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SAFETY REFOCUS DAY

QGC Shell held their Safety Refocus day earlier this month which is a great opportunity to refocus on the importance of Safety coming into the new year. It was a great afternoon with DSQ and several other departments within the QGC Shell organisation providing key insight into how Land Access, Environment and Geo Tech teams...
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FIRST AID & CPR TRAINING

DSQ employees Kor, Stu and Nick recently renewed their CPR and First Aid training. As part of the course, they learnt techniques for applying bandages to injuries. Here’s some of the results, looks like the course was both informative and enjoyable!
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DSQ IN BOULIA

DSQ recently completed a job in Boulia, far Western Queensland. Tony stopped to take a few happy snaps for us along the way. Shown is one of the most remote pubs in Queensland at Middleton, Middleton lookout in the channel country, the Tree of Knowledge in Barcaldine, and the Lawgi Hall. Getting to explore these...
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MONTHLY SAFETY AWARDS

This month’s Safety Award goes to our field surveyor, Geoff Batts. Geoff (or Battsy to his co-workers) was recognised for consistently being a great example in completing our Take 5’s which are an important part of our safety management system. Battsy has been on the project since day one and it shows through his solid...
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SAFETY AWARDS – DECEMBER 2019

December’s Safety Award for our QGC Project went to one of our Field Surveyors, Adam Tomlinson, who specialises in Machine Guidance. Adam is one of many valued team members out at our DSQ Chinchilla operation and is commended for consistently demonstrating the Assist and Assure values when working out on site and around the office....
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DSQ AT CAMERON’S CORNER!

DSQ recently completed Easement Surveys in remote QLD and NSW making it all the way to the boundary intersection point of QLD, NSW and SA at Cameron’s Corner. After 100’s of kms of rough roads, dust storms and a couple of 45 degree days, Tyler and Alan managed to locate and photograph the Permanent Survey...
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MEN OF LEAGUE CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON 2019

Tony Pike was invited to attend the Men of League Foundation’s 12th Annual Christmas Luncheon at the Maroochydore RSL last Friday, 6th of December. Men of League was launched in 2002 and since then, has supported men, women and children in the rugby league community by providing practical assistance as well as a wide range...
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CONGRATULATIONS RALPH!

Congratulations to Ralph Daley for completing his Certificate 4 in Surveying. Ralph is based at our Western Downs office and works primarily on the Shell QGC project.  It’s great to see our team improving their skills and progressing their careers in Spatial Sciences.
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DSQ CHRISTMAS PARTIES 2019

Another year has passed so, with alternating rosters, our Chinchilla crew celebrated both their Christmas parties with some good old fashioned barefoot bowls. The Warana crew finished the year off with a bang (and a few cocktails) at Mykies By The Bay, Kawana. It was great to see everyone let their hair down after all...
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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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