Two Reappointments to Cadastral Survey Licencing Board

  • 22 January 2020

Two Reappointments to Cadastral Survey Licencing Board

Congratulations go to Craig McInnes of Christchurch and Neale Faulkner of Auckland who have both recently had their reappointment to the Cadastral Survey Licencing Board confirmed by Cabinet.

Craig and Neale’s reappointments are for a term of 3 years and will support the primary function of the Board which is the licensing of suitably qualified surveyors with current competence to conduct cadastral surveys and lodge them in the cadastral record. This includes setting standards for the education and the practical experience required to obtain and retain a cadastral licence. The Board also exercises disciplinary powers in cases where the Rules for Cadastral Survey may not have been observed.
Both Craig and Neale are long-term S+SNZ members and have participated actively in various initiatives.

Craig McInnes

Craig has been with Fox and Associates since 2011 working at works as a rural land specialist and was recently the recipient of the Canterbury Branch’s Professional Excellence Award. This is bestowed on members for outstanding performance and achievement exemplifying the highest standards of dedication, leadership, excellence and ethical conduct to the service of the community and the surveying profession. Craig was also a member of the Christchurch Working party providing expert advice on boundary definition following the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.  

Craig says his appointment as a full-time member of the CSLB is an honour and a great way to give something back to the surveying profession.


 Neale is known to many people through his expertise with the Unit Titles Act and the various presentations he has given from a survey perspective on this topic for S+SNZ and a wide range of other industry groups.

Previously Neale was a principal of Yeomans Survey Solutions Limited in Auckland and more recently he has been a part-time senior surveyor and part-time retiree pursuing adventure.  His expertise has been called upon over the years to critique and analyse many unit titled developments associated with leaky buildings for boundary definition purposes to assist in the litigation process including giving expert evidence to the High Court. This is Neale's third term on the Board which he finds very interesting, challenging at times and rewarding.

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