New staff have a future vision
THE saying “a wealth of experience” is an understatement when describing Vision Survey’s new employees, senior town planner Lee Glindemann and office manager John Harker.
With a combined 50 years of experience, these two visionaries have extraordinary plans for the future development of the Whitsundays.
Vision Surveys director Brian Forrester said the company’s key staff was their not-so secret to success.
“With key people on board everything else falls into place - the business naturally grows” he said.
More than 20 years ago, office manager John Harker’s thumbs were twiddling at the idea of a “desk job”.
His problem-solving skills and hands-on approach to work was what had drawn him to surveying.
“It’s the perfect combination - I simply love my job,” he said.
Mr Harker completed his surveying degree in Brisbane where he worked for a decade on large-scale projects.
He was then transferred to Townsville where he managed a growing survey practice before moving here - and believes his consulting background brings exceptional management skills to an already talented team.
Mr Forrester believes senior town planner Lee Glindemann’s Local Government experience and knowledge of the region is a fantastic as- set for local developers to tap into.
Ms Glindemann’s career journey started in 1986 when she worked at the Proserpine Shire Council in the engineering department (when town planning wasn’t a field of its own).
It wasn’t until the early 1990’s that Lee became involved in town planning, taking on a degree in Town Planning and gaining on the job experience.
After the shire’s amalgamation in 2008, she was appointed Manager for Development at the Whitsunday Regional Council where her career continued to progress - she managed a number of significant projects such as the Port of Airlie.
Now leading the planning team for Vision Surveys, Ms Glindemann said it was rewarding both personally and professionally.
“Over many years, I have been directly involved in most developments in the region and have developed a comprehensive knowledge of all planning matters which I now call upon can use that to assist other developers and clients achieve compliant approvals for their developments, whether they be large or small,” she said.
“You can’t put a price on that experience.”
Mr Forrester said Ms Glindemann had maintained solid professional relationships with her peers both within Council and the State Government.For more information contact Vision Surveys on 4948 3781.
A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE: Vision Surveys cadastral surveyor and office manager John Harker and senior town planner Lee Glindemann.