June 30, 2014

Management Team

Vision Surveys boasts a management team with diverse backgrounds and respectable depth of knowledge.  We are proven industry leaders in Complex Titling, 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
Airlie Beach – Director/Registered Surveyor/CASA Remote UAV Pilot

Bachelor of Spatial Science

David began his career in Townsville at C&B Consultants before relocating 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 specialising in residential estate project management and surveying. As part of the expansion of this practice David relocated to the Whitsundays as their Office Manager. David is the founding director of Vision Surveys (QLD) and has 20 years industry experience.

David’s specialties and experience:

  • Engineering Surveying;
  • Large Civil Infrastructure Surveying;
  • Multi-Level Building Surveying;
  • Cadastral Surveying and Estate Project Management; and
  • 3D Modelling and UAV.

Brian Forrester
Airlie Beach – Director/Consulting Surveyor/CASA Remote Chief UAV Pilot

Consulting Surveyor

Brian joined Vision Surveys as Director in 2011. 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 Project 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 (QLD) Pty Ltd.

Brian’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.

John Harker
Townsville – 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.

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 – Office Manager

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. Adam 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;
  • Infrastructure; Supervising and managing engineering survey works; and
  • Construction set out.

Louis Van Zyl
Townsville – Office Manager

National Diploma of Surveying (NDIP SURV), 1990

Louis is an experienced surveyor in engineering and construction surveying. He has managed both large and small-scale projects from the initial stages of tendering through to managing and overseeing each project to completion. Louis has extensive experience in leading a survey team on infrastructure projects and liaising with clients, engineers, contractors, mine supervisors, solicitors, equipment suppliers, and Government departments to ensure communications are maintained, and a successful outcome is achieved on each project.

Louis’ specialties and experience:

  • Infrastructure surveys;
  • Project Management;
  • Urban Development & Engineering.

Wade Elliott
Rockhampton – Office Manager

Registered Associate Surveyor/CASA Remote UAV Pilot

Wade is an Engineering Surveyor with an Associate endorsement from the Surveyors board of Queensland.  Wade is also a Registered CASA Remote Pilot who has worked within the surveying industry for over 15 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 Mining and Gas infrastructure & general engineering surveying for large scale development.

Wade’s specialties and experience:

  • UAV Mapping / Surveying and Aerial Photography;
  • Stockpiling Volumes and other UAV undertakings;
  • Engineering and Large Infrastructure Surveying;
  • Mining Surveying; and
  • Large Commercial Construction Surveying.

Lee Glindemann
Airlie Beach – 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 Regional Council for over 27 years and held the position of Senior Town Planner for 7 years and before then becoming the Executive Manager of Council’s Planning and Development Department for 5 years.

Lee’s specialties and experience:

  • Management of Development Applications through the development 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; and
  • Dealing with Unlawful Uses and Non-Compliance Matters.