Destination Spatial Team wins industry award

By on 24 September, 2012
The team behind the new Destination Spatial movement in Queensland, and the revamp of the Destination Spatial website, have won the prestigious SIBA Chairman’s Award at the Queensland Spatial Excellence Awards.
The SIBA Chairman’s Award is made each year to an individual or group who merits special recognition for their contribution to the spatial industries in private practice. The nomination is entirely at the Chair’s discretion and can come from anywhere in the industry or even outside the industry entirely.
In presenting the award, Chair of the Spatial Industries Business Association in Queensland, Alistair Byrom, referred to the skills shortage in the spatial industry, which has an impact on all sectors of the industry—public, private and academic.
“Such an issue can only be addressed by a concerted effort of all the stakeholders involved,” he said. “Without a cooperative effort, success is limited”.
Mr Byrom, went on to say “But there has been success – there is still a long way to go but a foundation has been laid”.
“That team is made up of representatives of Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA), Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), Queensland Spatial Information Council (QSIC) and Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM), Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS), International Map Trade Association (IMTA), Geography Teachers Association of Queensland (GTAQ), Surveyors Board of Queensland (SBQ), Transport and Main Roads (TMR), and some dedicated individuals who have been building momentum in the effort to bring new entrants to the industry through the Destination Spatial movement,” he said.

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