Surveying Services For Councils In Victoria

Here at Government Shared Services we pride ourselves on tailoring a service to meet your Councils’ specific needs. We use the most current technology to ensure an accessible and efficient service both on-site and off-site. Our customised contracts and a flexible team of staff who live and travel all over Victoria mean we have you covered, wherever you are based.

One-to-One Contract Service

We offer contract services to Councils in both short and long term provision. We work with the relevant Council to find the most suitable candidate, and include Council in the interviewing process. We consult with Council to create a contract agreement which fulfils their specific needs, as well as providing the best value for money option.

Secondary Impact Assessments

Government Shared Services has extensive experience in undertaking Secondary Impact Assessments (SIAs) for bushfires, floods and storm damaged buildings in Victorian local government.

We have recently delivered Secondary Impact Assessment services to assist Greater Shepparton City Council, providing 6 teams of Building Surveyors and inspectors for 13 weeks, inspecting over 4500 affected properties.

Working with the VBA and local government councils directly to carry out SIA inspections, some of our recent key SIA projects include:

  • Greater Shepparton City Council floods 2022 – 2023; and
  • Campaspe Shire Council flood damage 2022; and
  • Latrobe City Council flood and storm damaged 2021; and
  • Shire of East Gippsland bushfires 2020; and
  • Towong Shire Council bushfires 2020; and

Our expert team of Building Surveyors and Inspectors work on-site as authorised officers of council, attending the affected areas as instructed by the council, to carry out SIAs and report back using Crisisworks. We can provide over 20 Building Surveyor / Inspectors depending on the service duration and location.

Professional Development - Technical Training Support

We offer a convenient training and support package for the council’s existing building staff, enabling them to post questions, photos, and videos via Google Chat for a technical discussion, or assistance about the relevant legislation.

The technical support is provided by our team of experienced Municipal Building Surveyors, via instant messaging across the working week. As the service can be facilitated totally off-site and via mobile, means no interruption to support.

This training support package is a month-to-month service with no lock-in contract. This gives Council the flexibility to opt-out at any time (with one month’s notice) if the service is no longer required.

Extra Services We Provide

Bushfire assistance to VBA – We provided professional services to the VBA during the recent bushfire period, assisting with the creation and co-ordination of the crisis plan for a broadscale disaster; adoption of vital communication protocols between affected residents, council, emergency services and other relevant stakeholders; and logistical resource co-ordination of service providers and volunteers.

Assisting DELWP with the introduction of new swimming pool legislation – We were approached by DELWP to assist with the introduction of the new swimming pool legislation, by providing our technical knowledge and expertise with regards to the Building Regulations and Building Act, as well as current knowledge and experience in the field, as representatives of council.

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