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Tom Goldwater

Senior Draftsperson

Curriculum Vitae

Tom started his Survey Drafting career in 2010. During this time Tom was responsible for producing a large variety of cadastral survey plans, mining lease plans, mineral development license applications and other GIS solutions for some of Australia's largest resource & infrastructure companies including Peabody Coal, Glencore, Bandanna Energy, BHP Billiton, Hancock GVK, Adani, Arrow Energy, QGC and Aquila Resources.

Tom joined the team at Saunders Havill Group in early 2016 and brings a diverse set of skills and experiences from a variety of surveying disciplines.

Tom has 10 years’ experience using computer aided drafting programs such as Bricscad, AutoCAD, Magnet and 12d, and is highly skilled in the use of GIS software such as Mapinfo, ArcGIS and Global Mapper. Working with 2d/3d survey data, Tom is capable of integrating multiple formats of GIS data from a variety of coordinate systems such as MGA and BCSG02 to create large scale complex 2d/3d AutoCAD models for use in engineering design and also web-based information platforms.

Tom is highly skilled at interpreting civil engineering plans and working with 12d based engineering models to prepare detailed lot calculations for large multi staged residential developments, and producing the associated Cadastral survey plans and Disclosure plans that are required for the initial sales contract documentation, through to the review of this documentation following final construction and survey.

Tom has experience working with both staged and layer community title schemes arrangements and has extensive knowledge of Mixed-Use community title schemes, incorporating volumetric commercial parcels with building format residential parcels with the soon to be released Amira building nearing completion in East Brisbane.

Tom uses Survacad software to assist in the preparation of resumption plans – R Plans, Identification survey plans and Cadastral Survey plans in all formats (standard, building & volumetric formats), working with 2d/3d survey models in both AutoCAD file formats and 12d formats

Tom liaises closely with some of Australia's largest property developers such as Mirvac, Villa World, Peet, Stockland, QM Properties, Aria and Village Building Co. preparing survey plans and supporting documentation for their large scale residential and commercial projects.

Tom’s position at Saunders Havill Group has seen him involved in many large infrastructure projects such as Cross River Rail, Moreton Bay Rail Link, Inner Northern Busway, Airport Link & The Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade.

Tom has an eager work ethic, a keen eye for detail and a steadfast commitment to client satisfaction.


  • Certificate IV in Spatial Information Services, Canberra Institute of Technology (2012)
  • Bachelor of Business (Management), Queensland University of Technology (2003)