A host of Victorian individuals and organisations had their achievements recognised at the SIBA|GITA Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards on November 1.
The Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA|GITA) and Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) dealt accolades in categories including spatial innovation, people and community, women in leadership, education development, spatial enablement, spatial export, and technical excellence to five businesses and seven individuals.
“I am really impressed with the level of sophistication of the projects and technology developed by these businesses, and the dedication and drive of the industry’s best professionals,” said SIBA|GITA CEO Deanna Hutchinson.
“Many people don’t understand that spatial is ‘technology in place.’ It is a valuable business planning tool, infrastructure development tool and has huge impacts on the way Australians live their lives,” she said.
Winners of the 2017 Victiorian SIBA | GITA awards in their respective categories are below.
Award for Spatial Enablement: GHD
Award for Environment and Sustainability: RMIT University
Award for Technical Excellence: Spatial Vision – Minview
Award for Innovation and Commercialisation: CSIRO Data61
Award for People and Community: City of Melbourne
Women in Leadership: Kellee Ireland
Young Professional of the Year: Danielle Cherubin
Undergraduate Award: Joshua Batchelor
Postgraduate Award: Bahnam Atazadeh
Professional of the Year: Mark Shortis
Education Development Award: Stephen Falzon
Excellence in Cadastral Surveying: Rachel Musgrave-Evans