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

Key Personnel


Vision Surveys QLD 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 is 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

* Extensive experience with project development & cadastral surveys
* Feasibility of projects including best use
* Extensive liaison with Council and Government Agencies
* Office manager for 15 years
* 32 years in the surveying and property development industry
* Registered with the Surveyors Board of Queensland with Cadastral & Consulting Endorsement

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

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

Chris Hetherington
Senior Surveyor – Cadastral Surveys & Infrastructure Projects

Bachelor of Spatial Science

Chris is a Senior Surveyor and registered with the Surveyors Board of Queensland since 2009.  Chris has worked within the surveying industry for over 10 years, where his major project experience has been multi-disciplinary with a major focus on engineering and commercial based surveying. Chris spent a number of years in his early career working in South East Queensland, including in the construction and urban growth sectors, and in the coal seam gas industry throughout the Surat Basin.

He has since worked on a wide range of projects throughout the Bowen Basin, Whitsunday and Mackay region, including  commercial/residential surveying, land development, large infrastructure projects including road & rail projects, and island surveying.

Key projects include the:

*Mackay/Whitsunday West Road Upgrade Package in 2012/2013, which saw him manage up to 7 staff during the reconstruction of over 100kms of road in the Mackay & Whitsunday region.

*Regatta Waters Whitsunday Development, Cannonvale, during which Chris was the senior field surveyor responsible for titling, civil construction and as built surveys.

Chris has a keen interest in Cadastral Surveying and is currently working towards his Cadastral Endorsement with the Surveyors Board of Queensland.

Chris’ specialties and expertise:
– Large Infrastructure and Civil Surveying;
– Large Residential Estates (Engineering and Cadastral Surveying);
– Hydrographic Surveying;
– Topographic and Digital Terrain Modelling;
– 3D Laser Scanning and Drafting; and
– Large Civil Road Construction Projects.

Danny Lincez
Senior Surveyor – Cadastral, Infrastructure and Engineering Projects

Registered Graduate Surveyor with the Surveyors Board of Queensland.

Danny has worked in the surveying industry for over 10 years, where he spent the first couple of years working in South-East Queensland and the remainder in North Queensland.  He has worked on a wide range of projects, specialising in Construction and the Urban Growth sector.

In the first half of his career he was the field surveyor on Townsville’s largest Master Planned residential community consisting of approximately 5000 allotments, completing all survey works for titling, civil construction and as built surveys.

Over the last 5 years Danny’s career has progressed into Project Management, where he has managed a  wide range of projects ranging from Contour and Detail Surveys to the construction of shopping centres, aged care facilities and roads.

Danny has a keen interest in Cadastral Surveying and is currently working towards his Cadastral Endorsement with the Surveyors Board of Queensland.

Danny’s specialties and expertise:
– Large Infrastructure and Civil Surveying;
– Large Residential Estates (Engineering and Cadastral Surveying);
– Hydrographic Surveying;
– Topographic and Digital Terrain Modelling;
– 3D Laser Scanning and Drafting; and
– Large Civil Road Construction Projects.

Wade Elliott
Senior Surveyor and Engineering Surveys Manager – Rockhampton
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;

Leigh Tingle
Senior Surveyor – Cadastral and Engineering Projects
Registered Surveyor with the Surveyors Board of Queensland
Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology
Diploma of Surveying

 

Leigh is a Senior Surveyor and is registered with the Surveyors Board of Queensland. Leigh has been in the profession for over 10 years, starting his career working around Sydney, NSW, before moving to the Central Queensland region in 2007. Leigh has worked in and around the Gladstone and Rockhampton region on a wide range of projects and disciplines from small subdivisions and topographic surveys, civil projects such as roads and earthworks projects, right up to large scale structural and mechanical projects such as railways, bridges, processing plants and mine infrastructure projects.

Leighs specialties and expertise:
– Large scale Engineering and Infrastructure projects and processing plants
– Residential Estates (Engineering and Cadastral Surveying);
– Mobile plant Machine Guidance systems for Trimble and TOPCON
– Topographic and Digital Terrain Modelling;

Marcus Fossey
Town Planner

Bachelor of Planning

Marcus is a Town Planner who joined the team early 2013 and formed part of the Planning and Consulting arm along side Brian Forrester.  Marcus has spent his career in the private sector in Townsville, and Mackay where he also gained valuable Surveying experience as he worked on numerous cadastral and engineering surveying projects.  Marcus now manages numerous projects over Central Queensland in conjunction with the project team.  With 4 years experience in the consulting industry, he has been part of a wide-range of projects from mixed-use residential, industrial, agricultural, commercial, rural residential development, extractive industries, show cause notices and multiple other niche types of development.

Marcus has a passion for property and land development and always looks forward to catching up with clients and meeting new potential clients to assist in project management and planning interpretation that would value-add to a new project or an existing project.

Marcus’s specialties and experience:
– Preparation and Management of Development Applications (Residential Subdivisions, Commercial, Industrial, Quarries, Infill Development, Intensive Agricultural);
– Dealing with Plan Sealing and Compliance Matters;
– Non-Compliance and Unlawful Use Dealings;
– Negotiating Outcomes with Local Council’s, Government Authorities, Developers and other Consultants for Development Proposals;
– Site Feasibility and Due Diligence for Perspective Purchasers;
– Providing Professional Advice to Clientele, General Public and Developers for Development.

Office Manager - Sarah Mitchell

Sarah Mitchell
Finance & Human Resource Manager

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Sarah joined Vision Surveys mid 2012 as the Airlie Beach Office Manager to assist the directors at a time of rapid company growth.  Sarah brought with her 20yrs experience in management accounting, having worked in Brisbane and Cairns in finance and management roles for manufacturing companies, local government, research programs and not for profit and indigenous organisations.

Sarah loves her position with Vision Surveys as the Finance/HR Manager, it provides her with a role which is diverse and serves to fuel her passion for people, accountability and process, working to improve the company’s operations now and into the future.

Sarah’s specialties and expertise:

– Accounting
– Debt Recovery & Credit Control
– Budgeting
– Cash Flow management
– Payroll
– Purchasing (expediting)
– Work in Progress & Bill of Materials
– Business Modelling & Product Costing
– Team Management
– Organisation and Team Support
– IT support
– Interpersonal and Time Management skills
– Conflict resolution
– Governance, Policies & Procedures