Admin - Tuesday 26th August 2014, 09:41am

High Performance Awarded at GITA

The Dial Before You Dig associations around Australia are supporters of the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA).

GITA is a not-for-profit organisation which promotes the benefits of geospatial information and location-aware technologies. It is the professional association for anyone using geospatial technology to manage, operate, plan and develop infrastructure. 

Members of GITA are professionals working with utilities, telecommunication companies, technology businesses and the public sector. 

This week GITA held its annual conference at the University of Technology, Sydney.

National Dial Before You Dig CEO Carlos Campino was a late withdrawal from the conference. Carlos has taken up opportunities elsewhere and the Dial Before You Dig service wishes him all the best.

The conference was the venue for the announcement of winners of two annual awards - the Dial Before You Dig High Performance Award and the GITA Excellence Award.

GITA introduced the Dial Before You Dig High Performance Award in 2007 to recognise high performance by member companies responding to Dial Before You DIg enquiries.

A competition is conducted anonymously to compare member companies' responses to a set of enquiries. These responses are judged on the basis of speed of response, quality of response, availability, accuracy and quality of material provided to the enquirer.

A perpetual trophy is awarded each year.

In 2014 there were three finalists - Western Power (WA), Essential Energy (NSW) and Energex (QLD).

Essential Energy and Energex shared the trophy, which was presented by Jonathan Russell, Executive Manager, Strategic Business Development from the national Dial Before You Dig office.

The winners received a prize pack of merchandise provided by Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT.

GITA Excellence Award finalists were Unity Water (QLD) and Western Power (WA).

A notable feature was that both finalists' projects related to the Dial Before You Dig service.

Western Power were the winner for 2014.

Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT extends congratulations to all finalists and winners.

iPhone camera August 2014 014-0000Above: GITA President Antoine Burdett (left) and Dial Before You Dig Executive Manager Jonathan Russell present Essential Energy and Energex with their awards.

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