Townsville | Airlie Beach | Mackay | Moranbah | Rockhampton | Brisbane | Gold Coast

Key Personnel

Vision Surveys boasts a management team with diverse backgrounds and respectable depth of knowledge.  We are proven industry leaders in Licensed Surveying, Land Development, Town Planning, Construction, Mining, Hydrographic and Island Surveys, our team also has extensive product knowledge in both Leica and Trimble technology.

Our motto “Your Vision Our Goal” is something we truly believe in.

David Wilson
Director and Registered Surveyor

Bachelor of Spatial Science

David is one of the Directors of Vision Surveys (Qld) and a Registered Surveyor. David has been registered with the Surveyors Board of Queensland for over 16 years.  With over 18 year’s survey experience; David began his career in Townsville at C&B Consultants and then moved to the United Kingdom for 4 years where he specialized in multilevel high rise building setout surveying at Canary Wharf in London’s CBD. David then moved back to Brisbane with a medium size private practice in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs. As part of the expansion of this practice David relocated to Airlie Beach as their Office and Survey Manager.

In the first half of his career, he project managed various subdivisions in the South East Corner, namely 2 large Estates in Coomera and Ormeau. Once in the Whitsundays he was responsible for all the Civil and Building Set Out surveying for multiple resorts throughout Hamilton Island & the Whitsundays, namely Blue Horizons, Marina Shores, Port of Airlie, The Hamilton Island Golf Course (Dent Island), Qualia and The Hamilton Island Yacht Club & Villas. David now overseas domestic Engineering Surveying in Airlie Beach as well as large mining and road infrastructure projects in Central and Western Queensland in the Bowen and Galilee Basins.

David’s specialties and experience:
– Engineering Surveying;

– Large Civil Infrastructure Surveying;
– Multi Level Building Surveying;
– Cadastral Surveying and Estate Project Management; and
– Domestic Surveying (House set outs, Contour and Detail Surveys)

Brian Forrester
Director and Consulting Surveyor

Brian joined Vision Surveys as Director and Consulting Surveyor in 2008 and has been a registered Surveyor with the Surveyors Board Queensland for the past 17 years. He has worked within the Surveying Industry for over 32 years, with experience in Property Development, Town Planning, Cadastral and Engineering Surveys and gained extensive knowledge in Projects feasibility, Management and Coordination as well as liaising with Council and Government Agencies. Brian is CASA qualified as a Remote Pilot and is registered with CASA as Chief Remote Pilot for Vison Surveys.

Brian’s specialties and experience:
– Cadastral Surveying (property boundaries)
– Land Development and Titling
– Project Management and Development Matters
– 3D Modelling and Laser Scanning

John Harker
Director and Cadastral Surveyor
Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying)

John is a Cadastral Surveyor and registered with the Surveyors Board of Queensland, with a Cadastral endorsement, since 2000.  John has worked within the surveying industry for over 20 years, where he spent the first half of his career working in South-East Queensland and the second part in North Queensland. He has worked on a wide range of projects, specializing in large Community Title & Mixed Use Developments, Urban Renewal projects, and large Infrastructure projects.

Prior to joining Vision Surveys (Qld) John held the position of General Manager for another development consultancy firm in Townsville and had the responsibility of overseeing and managing the business financials and workloads of up to 40 staff.  He also project managed many large scale projects such as ‘Central’ and ‘North Shore’ which are two of Townsville’s marque development projects.

John’s specialties and experience:
– Cadastral Surveying (property boundaries);
– Engineering and Civil Infrastructure Surveying;
– Land Use Development;
– Expert Titling of Mixed Use Developments and Complex Community Title Schemes
– Subdivision Design for Highest Lot Yield; and
– Project Management.

Adam Rye
Brisbane Manager & Senior Surveyor

Bachelor of Surveying

Adam is a Senior Surveyor with over 12 years professional experience in cadastral, construction, and engineering surveys,  including project management for residential subdivisions (standard, volumetric and building format surveys), engineering surveys, lease surveys of commercial buildings, topographic mapping, cadastral and control surveys. He has experience in all facets of residential estate, civil construction, detail and contour mapping, “as constructed” surveys and the preparation of cadastral survey plans.

Adam’s specialties and experience:
– Urban Growth and residential; Responsible for managing survey related issues, including allocation of fieldwork resources, calculations of residential allotments for new communities, dealing with customary land issues, and preparation of survey plans

– Infrastructure; Supervising and managing engineering survey works relating to lot subdivision,  Road construction & Service infrastructure.  Office calculations and field survey for set-out and as-constructed of all underground services, and conformance reporting.

– Construction; Construction set out of grid lines, walls and column locations, placement of control following each new pour. As Constructed survey and final building structures.



Lee Glindemann
Senior Town Planner

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning
Diploma of Project Management

Lee is a Senior Town Planner with more than 29 years of experience in the local government and town planning industry.  Lee has been the assessment manager for most development which has occurred in the Whitsunday Region since the late 1990’s.

Prior to joining Vision Surveys (Qld), Lee worked for the Whitsunday Council for over 27 years and held the position of Senior Town Planner for 7 years and then the position of Executive Manager of Council’s Planning and Development Department for 5 years.

Lee’s specialties and experience:
– Management of Development Applications through the IDAS Process;
– Extensive local knowledge within the Whitsunday Region, including all the Islands, Collinsville, Bowen and Merinda, Proserpine, Cannonvale and Airlie Beach;
– Understanding of ‘bigger picture’ in terms of Development given her experience;
– Providing Professional Advice on Land Use Planning Matters
– Dealing with Unlawful Uses and Non-Compliance Matters

Wade Elliott
Office Manager – Rockhampton

Senior Surveyor and Engineering Surveys – Registered Associate Surveyor /  CASA Remote Pilot – Registered Remove Pilot (Drone Pilot)

Wade is an Engineering Surveyor and is registered with the Surveyors Board of Queensland, with an Associate endorsement.  Wade is also a Registered CASA Remote Pilot.

Wade has worked within the surveying industry for over 12 years, where he spent the first 5 years of his career working throughout Central Queensland. He has worked on a wide range of projects, specializing in large Community Title & Mixed Use Developments, Urban Renewal projects, and large Infrastructure projects.

Over the next 4 years of Wade career he worked as a field survey manager for up to 15 survey teams in the Dubai and Oman. Wade had full responsibility for the implementation of the project plan and the completion of the job within the time required. Organization of projects from start to finish. Meeting with clients on future work and completion of ongoing work. Lead and manage site field survey drafting and field surveying teams in Dubai. Prepare drafting plans prior to job arrival and complete changes once surveyed. He worked on such project as the Burj Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Festival City, Almas Tower and Gold and Silver Tower.

Wade’s specialties and experience:
– UAV Mapping / Surveying and Aerial Photography;
– Stockpiling Volumes and other UAV undertakings;
– Engineering and Large Infrastructure Surveying;
– Mining Surveying;
– Large Commercial Construction Surveying;