Our Story

Established in 1997, Land Surveys has continued to grow and expand as one of the best geospatial companies across Australia and overseas.

The history and founder

Peter Rullo founded Land Surveys in 1997 and has committed his career to building a leading Australian survey business, expanding proactively into new markets, introducing technology and innovation, and employing and training new staff. Peter’s leadership of the business and in the industry is well recognised, as is his entrepreneurship and practical business focus. Peter has also worked hard to support indigenous engagement in the industry.

Peter commenced studying a Bachelor of Surveying at Curtin University in 1989, and it is where he met Bruce Baker, who is now Land Surveys Chief Executive Officer.

After University, Peter went on and worked for a couple of surveying companies for a few years, and throughout this time he forged other key relationships and long-term friendships, including some that now form the backbone of Land Surveys.

It was on one particular project in South Australia, the Roxby Downs Olympic Dam project, that his passion of this profession grew. It was a large-scale construction project, and it was the first time he had been part of something of that scale. Peter discovered an appreciation and great satisfaction of seeing something built from the ground up, and as a surveyor knowing he had played an integral part of it. This inspired him to start something of his own.

The realisation

In 1997, he started Land Surveys by undertaking sub-contracting work. He gained the trust of local builders and concrete companies, and by 1999, he was experiencing the rewards of some great business relationships that still stand today.

The point of difference

Forging successful relationships has been a key strength of Land Surveys’ success. Our success has come from our point of difference, and our point of difference is simply our people. We have the best quality people with depth of knowledge and experience in the industry, and with 26 years of experience on Australia’s largest projects.

Capability to scale

Our team consists of more than 400 people nationally, and Papua New Guinea, giving us the capability to scale our resources to fit the job. It also gives us a resources advantage over our competitors, having made a considerable investment in equipment and technology that we are able to deploy across the business, making us a one-stop-shop for all our clients’ surveying needs. To-date, Land Surveys’ successful achievement during the past 26 years consists of:

Land Surveys through the years


25th Year of No Problems Just Solutions


Bruce Baker appointed Chief Executive Officer


Partnership formation with IntelliSpatial


Partnership formation with Dilapidation Report


New Sydney office opening
New Melbourne office opening


Joint Venture formation with GLS Monitoring Joint Venture formation with Njamal Land Surveys


Expansion of Instrumentation and Monitoring services, Forrestfield Airport Link, WA

Joint Venture formation with FGLS


Expansion into major NSW and VIC infrastructure projects

Partnership formation with Indiya Geospatial

Partnership formation with Utility Mapping


Opening of office in Melbourne, VIC

Opening of office in Sydney, NSW

Opening of office in Port Hedland, WA


Ichthys LNG Plant in Darwin, NT

Wheatstone LNG in Onslow, WA

Opening of office in Brisbane, QLD

Formation of subsidiary company Global Scanning Solutions

Opening of office in Port Moresby, PNG


Growth in government infrastructure and Oil and Gas Projects including Manus Island, PNG

Opening of office in Darwin, NT


Opening of Papua New Guinea office

Opening of office in Mackay, QLD (subsequently closed 2016)


Opening of office in Karratha, WA


Major project – Woodside LNG, Pluto Project, WA


Major project – BHP Area C Project, Newman, WA


Major contracts with Thiess and BHP drive growth


Construction activity growth in WA


Concentration was on Perth based building and construction surveys


Peter Rullo founded Land Surveys in Perth, WA

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