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Summary of Disciplinary Actions and Outcomes

Disciplinary action undertaken by BOSSI in the period between

01 July 2018 and 30 June 2019

Disciplinary Action

The Board of Surveying & Spatial Information (the Board) undertook disciplinary action against 2 Registered Surveyors during the 2018 / 2019 financial year.

Surveyor Name

Reason

Penalty

Surveyor 1

Guilty of Professional Incompetence pursuant to Section 12 of the Surveying & Spatial Information Act 2002 and Section 3 of the Board’s Policy for the Consideration of Complaints against Surveyors.

Formal caution in accordance with Section 12(1)(a) of the Surveying and Spatial Information Act 2002, and as a condition of continuing registration the surveyor received a formal caution from the Board.

Required within 6 months of notification of Disciplinary action from the Board to amend registered plan.

Required within 6 months of notification of Disciplinary action from the Board, evidence that they surveyor had implemented more rigorous plan checking procedures in their Standard Operating Procedures, such as the adoption of the Surveyor-General’s Checklist.

Surveyor 2

Breach of Section 22 of the Surveying & Spatial Information Act 2002.

Breach of Section 378C of the Mining Act 1992.

A condition be placed on the surveyor's registration that they be required to pass the Board’s examinations prior to being allowed to regain registration in NSW.

Matter referred to the Mining Regulator where the surveyor has provided false or misleading information.

Matter referred to NSW Police to pursue an action in the case of fraudulently claiming to be a registered surveyor.

 

Other Disciplinary action in effect during the period between

01 July 2018 and 30 June 2019

Surveyor Name

Reason

Penalty

 Surveyor 3

Guilty of Professional Incompetence pursuant to Section 12 of the Surveying & Spatial Information Act 2002 

Guilty of Professional Misconduct pursuant to Section 13 (4)(b),(e) and (g) of the Surveying & Spatial Information Act 2002 

The registration of the surveyor be suspended for three (3) years commencing at a date to be determined by the Board..

A condition be placed on the surveyor's registration that they be required to pass the Board’s examinations in Rural Cadastral, Urban Cadastral and Strata & Community Title prior to being allowed to regain registration in NSW.

If the surveyor fails to pass the Board’s examinations after 3 years suspension that their registration be cancelled pursuant to Section 12(1)(c) and 13(1)(g) of the Surveying and Spatial Information Act 2002 until they comply with item 2 above.

 Surveyor 4

Guilty of Professional Incompetence pursuant to Section 12(1)(c) of the Surveying & Spatial Information Act 2002 

Guilty of Professional Misconduct pursuant to Section 13(1)(g) of the Surveying & Spatial Information Act 2002 

  

The registration of the surveyor be cancelled by the Board for Professional Incompetence.


The registration of the surveyor be cancelled by the Board for Professional Misconduct.


The Board orders compensation of $10,000 to LPI towards the rectification work necessary to amend and correct registered plan pursuant to Section 13(1)(d) of the Surveying & Spatial Information Act 2002.

The Board orders payment of a penalty of $10,000 to the Board pursuant to Section 13(1)(e) of the Surveying & Spatial Information Act 2002.

 

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