Sunshine Coast based CadCon Surveying & Town Planning originated from a joint venture between Cullen & Couper Pty Ltd, a Hervey Bay firm of consulting surveyors and town planners, and M. H. Lodewyk Pty Ltd, a Mt Isa firm of geodetic and consulting surveyors.
In September 2001 John Gillespie, a Director, Licensed Surveyor and Town Planner at C&C, and Steve Egan, a Licensed Surveyor at MHL opened a new surveying and town planning office at Maroochydore trading as Cullen & Couper (Maroochydore). At that time, we were engaged in a major contract with Maroochy Shire to create a spatially accurate digital cadastre across the entire Shire. We subsequently went on to undertake a similar project for Noosa Council ensuring that the position of property boundaries within the mapping databases used by these councils was accurate to better than ±0.1m in urban areas – significantly enhancing Council’s business processes. Another major client on the Sunshine Coast at the time was Blacklaw Civil Contractors. Having opened the office we soon found our expertise and experience was being called upon across the services that we specialise in – Surveying, Town Planning and Underground Service Location.
In April of 2005 John Gillespie and Steve Egan purchased C&C (Maroochydore) and renamed it to CadCon Surveying & Town Planning to better reflect the services we provide – Cad being a shortening of cadastral or property surveys, and Con being a shortening of consortium, reflecting the original ownership structure of the surveying and town planning company.
Cadcon Surveying and Town Planning actively participates in community events on the Coast and across Queensland through provision of services and through sponsorship. CadCon is a member of the Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce and the Urban Development Institute of Queensland. John is member of the Surveying & Spatial Science Institute and the Planning Institute of Australia. Peter Carmichael, who replaced Steve Egan as a Director of the Company in 2008, is also a member of the Spatial Sciences Institute.