All clients can be guaranteed individual attention from commencement to completion for each project when working with the de Witt Consulting team. The de Witt Consulting Team consists of various Registered Surveyors, Qualified Surveyors, Survey Assistants, Town Planners, Project Managers, Draftspersons and Administration staff. Our commitment to quality outcomes for our clients is the reason de Witt Consulting in its current form has grown over the last 12 years from 3 staff to 48 in two locations.
Jason is a Registered Surveyor and Director with de Witt Consulting. Jason has over 15 years of experience in a diverse range of surveying projects including land development, rail, roads, mining and general surveying consultancy.
John is a Registered Surveyor and Director with de Witt Consulting. John has over 10 years’ experience in survey consultancy firms undertaking land development and construction surveys. John also has 2 years experience working on large Infrastructure projects as a Project Surveyor. Since coming aboard at de Witt Consulting John has managed the Charlestown survey section including overseeing various land development projects, multi level construction projects and survey resources for our major project works.
Bernie de Witt has been a Registered Surveyor since 1967 working predominantly in the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney Metropolitan regions. Bernie has also undertaken numerous survey and project management projects throughout the State. During his forty-seven years in private practice Bernie has established and maintained a good relationship with all clients, Councils and statutory authorities that he has come into contact with.
Colin Pethers has gained solid experience in surveying and mining engineering (Open Cut Coal). Colin’s surveying experience comes from time spent working as a consulting surveyor for CR Hutchison and Co Pty Ltd, where he spent a good proportion of his time involved with Mine Subsidence surveys for varied infrastructure including Transmission Lines, communications cables, gas pipelines, freeways, railways and general ground movement. Other surveys completed as lead surveyor were, Mining lease surveys, stockpile surveys, precise control surveys including gyroscopic orientation both surface and underground, general mapping of surface infrastructure, construction set out for drift drivage and surveys for land tenure purposes. Further surveying experience was gained while working at West Wallsend Colliery, Mount Isa Mines (Enterprise) and Glendell Opencut. Here Colin reported to the mine surveyor. Duties outside of the normal day to day survey duties included control surveys using conventional techniques, wall station techniques and GPS techniques, End of month volume reporting, Voluntary Conservation Area surveys, Road closure plans and Subsidence monitoring.
Mark is an Environmental Planner / Project Manager with extensive experience in government and consulting. His skills include statutory and strategic town planning, environmental impact assessment for large infrastructure projects, on-site environmental management and community consultation, with a strong focus on project management.
Mark has 15 years of experience in the surveying industry. 11 years as a Surveyor in Cadastral, Engineering, Construction and Rail projects, and 4 years as a Surveyor in Underground Coal. Since joining de Witt Consulting in 2014 Mark’s main focus has been surveys for major infrastructure, scanning projects, large scale detail surveys, construction projects and managing projects of various size and scale on a day to day basis.
Fiona Wade has extensive experience in heritage planning, statutory planning, management of planning projects, policy preparation and strategic planning. Fiona has worked in both the private and public sector and joined de Witt Consulting in early 2005. As a Senior Town Planner with de Witt Consulting, Fiona has project managed and prepared local environmental studies to accompany rezoning applications, statements of environmental effects to accompany a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial proposals.
Steve has over 20 years of experience in the surveying industry covering a diverse range of surveying projects. Steve’s specialties lie in cadastral surveying having undertaken boundary surveys for rural and urban subdivisions, rail corridor boundaries, mean high water mark definition, boundary redefinition and identification surveys. Steve has also spent considerable time leading survey field crews for detail surveys for rail projects, HWC asset upgrade surveys, road upgrades as well as green and brown field development sites. Steve has also had several years’ experience with industrial surveying which led into the use of high precision 3D laser scanning instruments and 3D modelling. The industrial applications of the 3D scanning and modelling was primarily of in-situ vessels and parts for the purpose of reverse engineering replacement components or designing new parts to fit within a larger system.
Emma Mason has over 13 years’ experience in statutory and strategic planning. Emma joined de Witt Consulting in 2011. Her responsibilities include preparing Development Applications, Statements of Environmental Effects and Reviews of Environmental Factors for a wide range of proposals including seniors housing, public health facilities, road and rail infrastructure, childcare centres, port-related development, commercial and residential development.
Tom has over six years’ involvement in the surveying industry, with experience gained both in the Hunter region of NSW and New Zealand. Tom is capable in many facets of surveying, including; cadastral surveys - rural and urban; engineering and construction projects; detail and mapping surveys; survey and analysis of control surveys incorporating static GNSS and conventional survey methods; and utilisation of modern survey hardware and software.
Wolfgang has over 20 years of experience in the surveying industry and in this time has completed a diverse range of surveying projects. Wolfgang’s specialities lie in cadastral surveying having undertaken boundary surveys for rural and urban subdivisions, rail corridor boundaries, mean high water mark definition, strata and stratum subdivisions, identification surveys and boundary redefinitions
Brian has been Registered under the Surveying and Spatial Information Act for over 20 years and deals with all things related to Boundaries including Adverse Possession, Primary Applications, Possessory Titles and Easements. Brian has been with the de Witt Consulting team for approx. 3 years with an emphasis on training surveyors for the future.
Cade Whiteman has 16 years experience in the surveying industry. Primarily as a surveyor he also spent 4 years as a survey draftsman. Since joining de Witt consulting in 2010 Cade's main focus has been surveys for the construction of major infrastructure projects such as solar farms, conveyors for mines, water pipeline and sewerage systems, railway passing loops and railway stations. Cade also has extensive experience in railway surveying including MGA conversions surveys, control surveys, reconditioning surveys and designs and set out surveys. Along with performing these surveys Cade's role has also including managing these projects, preparing plans and reports and supervision of other surveyors working on these projects. Cade is also de Witt consulting’s sewer and water designer and holds Water Services Australia Accreditation with Hunter Water. He has experience with designs of water and sewer reticulation systems for new and existing subdivisions, gravity carrier mains, and minor works designs. Cade also has extensive experience with Hunter Water’s works as executed requirements.
Ben Thomas is a Senior Draftsman and has been at de Witt Consulting since 2010, in that time he has gained experience in all aspects of survey drafting, 3D laser scanning including the use of point cloud data and 3D Revit modelling. Ben’s key abilities lie in the use of technical programs such as Autodesk Revit, Leica Cyclone and 3D reshaper to deliver high end 3D Revit models, point cloud and monitoring surveys.