Showcasing Diversity and Inclusion in the Spatial Sector


In February 2020 the co-conveners of the Spatial and Surveying Diversity Leadership Network issued a call to the spatial and surveying sector to showcase leaders in the sector who have been investing in opening doors, challenging bias, and creating workplace cultures which foster a sense of belonging and inclusion.

The aim was to hear and learn about success stories which demonstrated practical ways to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Co-Convenor of the Spatial and Surveying Diversity Network and Portfolio, and Strategy Manager at FrontierSI, Eva Rodriguez Rodriguez  stated “As individuals and organisations we know the importance of increasing diversity and inclusion, however it is often difficult knowing where to start. Reaching out to the community to seek inspiration and sharing our own story at FrontierSI is a wonderful first step”.

A number of organisations and individuals in the spatial and surveying sector stepped forward to share their stories to inspire action and spark our imaginations. Learn how FrontierSI, ANZLIC, ISV, Karen Joyce and SSSI Mentoring Program have taken steps to improve diversity and inclusion in their work.

All case studies are a brilliant set of examples on how organisations and individuals are adopting strategies and new ways to progress in creating diverse and inclusive workplace environments. We hope you enjoy the read and become inspired to act.

Amelia Davies, Co-Convenor of the Spatial and Surveying Diversity Network and Director Land Information & Spatial Services at the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, added “There is growing evidence of the disproportionate impact the global pandemic is having on women, young people and other minority group’s job security and ability to participate in the workforce. The spatial and surveying sectors need to be thinking about what they can do right now to ensure the small gains we have made in recent years don’t set us back generations to come.”

To review and/or download the 2026 Spatial Industry Transformation and Growth Agenda ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ Case Studies, visit