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.
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 25 years of experience on Australia’s largest projects.
Capability to scale
Our team consists of more than 300 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 25 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