Victorian spatial leaders lauded

By on 7 November, 2017

Winners at the Victorian SIBA | GITA Awards.

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

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