News releases can be found below that relate to the 3dQLD vision for cadastral improvement across Queensland.

August 2018

The 3DQLD task force successfully completed Phase B of the 3DQLD Roadmap with the release of the Phase B- Development Phase report. Public industry briefing  is currently underway. The task force is seeking further feedback and investment to assist in delivering Phase C-  Pilot Project phase of the Roadmap.


28 April 2017 

The task force will tonight launch the findings for the Preliminary Phase A findings of the 3dQLD road map at 1 William street, Brisbane.  Guests from across all stakeholder groups and industry will converge to celebrate this significant milestone in the evolution of the reform and to discuss critical next steps. A two page summary of the findings for  Phase A findings can be  downloaded here .3dQLD Roadmap, Phase A Preliminary Findings brochure

16 November 2015 

The taskforce is open to submissions from suitably qualified consultants  to provide consultancy services, through the combined industry government 3DQLD Taskforce, primarily for the development of a RoadMap to guide development of a 3D cadastre for Queensland as a key underpinning element of the evolving digital economy. The consultancy will also include a range of other reporting and management tasks to support the 3D Taskforce. Interested consultants can download relevant information here (3DQLD RoadMap Brief for Tender ) or obtain a copy by emailing Peter Sippel at

Submissions close at 5.00pm on Friday 18th December 2015.

To assist proponents in responding to this invitation a briefing will be held at 3.00pm on Tuesday 24th November 2015 at the Conference Room (Albert Street) level 12,61 Mary Street, Brisbane CBD. To confirm your attendance at this meeting please direct confirmation by email to 3dQld at email

1 June 2015

The 3DQld Taskforce has been generously supported by the private sector through the  Spatial Innovation Foundation (SIF) to supply seed funding for suitably qualified consultants to deliver and industry Roadmap for the realisation of the 3d QLD vision( 150413 RoadMap Brief )

In a historic move for the reform, seed funding for part of the critical first development phase has been raised by the private sector through SIF . The 3DQld task force is  actively seeking further sponsorship to match seed funding by key stakeholders across state and local government as well as private industry groups to realise future phases, so to accelerate the benefits of the reform, fully realise all phases of the roadmap and maintain the document.

 13 March 2015

Peter Sippel from The 3DQld Taskfoce presented a paper to a meeting of Surveyor Generals’s across Australia and New Zealand at Locate 15 in Brisbane: 3dQld Locate 15 Paper

February 2015

ICSM permanent committee on cadastre released Cadastre 2034  Powering Land and Real Property is a national strategy for Cadastral Reform and Innovation for Australia. The strategy generously references the 130424 3dQLD Discussion paper – Ver 1 1

20 March 2014

Lee Hellen presented an outline of the 3dQLD Industry Strategy to the Surveyors Board of Queensland

5 March 2014

Industry strategy Paper submitted to the Honourable Andrew Cripps MP – State Minister for Natural Resources and Mines for consideration. Industry Government Strategy Ver 1_6

27 November 2013

Industry workshop 3dQLD industry workshop held at the LandCentre Brisbane, attended by 30 industry professional across surveying,agriculture, construction, development,  local and state government facilitated by David Platt.

19 September 2013

Members of the 3dQLD taskforce met with the Honourable Andrew Cripps MP – State Minister for Natural Resources and Mines at Parliament House, Brisbane to discuss wider state government support of the 3dQLD vision.

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Clockwise from top left: Steve Jacoby (DNRM), Liz Dann (DNRM), Russell Priebbenow (DNRM), Callum McNaughton (AIMS), Lee Hellen (SIBA), Peter Sippel (SBQ), Chris Swane (SSSI), Richard Statham (DNRM).

July 2013

Liz Dann(DNRM) will be presenting the 3dQLD vision to the 2013 International Land Title Conference from 2-4 October 2013 in Vancouver.

6 June 2013

Lee Hellen presented the 3dQLD vision for positional certainty of the cadastre to the SSSI Land Surveying Commission forum in Auchenflower, Brisbane.

The link to this presentation can be found at


 May 2013

The 3dQLD discussion paper appears as the  feature article in the SSSI QLD publication: Spatial Science Queensland May 2013


24 April 2013

A discussion paper was published by the 3dQLD regional think tank  for industry comment and consultation.

130424 3dQLD Discussion paper – Ver 1 1