Tasmania, Australia: The Minister for Primary Industries and Water Bryan Green announced the appointment of Gary Nairn, as the new chair of the Tasmanian Spatial Information Council (TASSIC). After a 25 year career as a surveyor in Australia, the UK and Europe, including 13 years running his own surveying and mapping business, Nairn served as the Member for Eden-Monaro in the Australian Parliament from 1996 until 2007.
Nairn now operates his own consultancy business specialising in business development, spatial information and property matters and will attend his first TASSIC meeting in Hobart tomorrow. TASSIC’s main function is to provide whole-of-industry advice to the Tasmanian Government on the future development, management and use of location-based information
Green said that the former Federal parliamentarian would lead TASSIC in its strategic vision of providing useful spatial information within the reach of all. “It is important to build on the council’s strong representation from private enterprise, academia and government by adding a national and international perspective,” Green added.
Nairn said, “Tasmania is very well placed to take advantage of the opportunities that spatial information and new technologies present and TASSIC will play a key role in maximising those opportunities for Tasmania.” Further, he added, “Spatial information infrastructure helps government and citizens by delivering more information and better services to support higher standards of living and a truly sustainable environment.”
Source: Tasmania Government