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Nambour Office – Refurbishment

Over the past six weeks our Nambour office has undergone a face lift with new painting, signage, window tinting and interior blinds and the final result speaks for itself.

We would like to thank and recommend the following local companies who provided great professional service. Those companies are Steve Brady Painting, AMS Sign Services, Nambour KR blinds & Awnings and Briteway Windown Tinting.

August 31st, 2017|

Fergus McMaster – 25 Years Continuous Service

On the 13th July 2017 our Roma Manager, Fergus McMaster celebrates 25 years of continuous service to Murray & Associates Surveyors & Town Planners, overall he has worked for the company for 33 years. The Directors congratulate Fergus on this achievement and thank him for his service to guiding and mentoring the next generation of surveyors in our company.

Fergus began as Manager of our Gympie Office and then in 2004 relocated to our Roma office and continues to oversee this region and manage our mobile workforce. Fergus’s wife Diane assists him in the Roma office for administration and at times has been a welcomed field assistant – they are a great regional team for our company.
Prior to 1992, Fergus actually first started his surveying career as a Trainee Surveyor with Murray & Associates (formerly JFH Murray & Associates) in 1976 and stayed with us for 8 years. Between 1984 and 1992 he continued to gain valuable field experience within Queensland in Seismic Exploration and also overseas in New Guinea before returning to Murray & Associates.
Fergus is a very proud Queenslander and if you are ever travelling with Qantas on a A380 look out for the one called Fergus McMaster. This plane is named after his Grandfather Sir Fergus McMaster who was a co-founder and the first Chairman of Qantas. Anyone who visits our Roma office will see the proud display that Fergus has accumulated and he is always happy for a cuppa and a chat.

July 24th, 2017|

Fatality Free Friday

Friday 26th May 2017 is #FatalityFreeFriday - our staff were taking a roadside break near the #bigpineappple could not resist taking a photo as how good does it look with its recent new update!

Our staff who travel daily on the roads and work on the road network in metropolitan and rural Queensland areas are taking the pledge – by promising to:

* Always be fit to drive
* Stay focused on the road
* Scan the road ahead
* Keep a safe distance
* Drive to suit the conditions

To take the Pledge for 2017 and more details check out their website -


May 25th, 2017|

Shaping SEQ

The draft South East Queensland Regional Plan (SEQRP) has just been released by the State Government for public comment! The SEQRP provides a framework for managing the region’s growth over the next 25 years, including population forecasts which will see South East Queensland accommodate an additional 2.2 million people by 2041.  All land in the South East Queensland Regional Plan Area is identified in one of the following planning designations:

Urban Footprint;
Regional Landscape and Rural Production areas; or
Rural Living Areas.

The designation over your property can significantly impact the use and development potential of the land.  As such, we are encouraging all landowners & investors in South East Queensland to check whether their land designation has changed in the release of the Draft Regional Plan. If the land has not been changed and you believe there are potential or reasonable grounds for the land use designation of your property to change, now is the time for you to have your say!

Public consultation is now underway until Friday 3 March 2017 and the State Government is seeking submissions. If you are unsure of what these changes mean, are interested in finding out if your property has been affected or wish to lodge a submission to the State Government, please contact our Nambour or Caboolture Offices to discuss with one of our Town Planners.

Link to Download Draft Plan:


Link to Mapping:

October 27th, 2016|

Fairbairn Dam Spillway Safety Improvement Project

Our Emerald office is currently engaged by SRG Limited who are the civil contractors carrying out the work on the spillway at Fairbairn Dam for SunWater which is 17km south-west of Emerald and 270km west of Rockhampton.

The project is called Fairbairn Dam Spillway Safety Improvement Project and we are carrying out all setout works for the project. This photo was taken whilst carrying out a setout of anchors to be installed in the spillway wall. Once setout those drill rigs you can see in the photo drill a hole for the anchors. All those little bars you can see pointing vertically out of the wall are new anchors that have been installed.

For more details visit:


SRG Limited

October 21st, 2016|

Wet Wednesday 22nd June 1983

Sunshine Coast  - Wednesday 22nd June 1983 is known to locals as Wet Wednesday and was a day many of us remember, the Nambour office of Murray & Associates literally  had a river flowing outside our door and through our shed.

Staff spent the next few days walking along Petrie Creek recovering our stakes and surveying supplies that were washed away.

Whilst water did not make it into our downstairs offices it was certainly lapping at our doorstep and around our building as the photos show.

Petrie Creek whilst normally flowing casually through the centre of Nambour can and does become a fast flowing river  in times of large heavy rainfall.


August 27th, 2015|

Boundaries & Beyond

Click on the below link to check out the latest news from Murray & Associates Land Surveyors & Town Planners in our Half Yearly Update.

You are welcome to Share:  Boundaries & Beyond


August 14th, 2015|

Lake Manchester Dam – Dam Monitoring

We not only monitor dams within the Sunshine Coast Region,  Kyle and Kevin from our Nambour office recently travelled to Lake Manchester which is 10 km north of Ipswich, being West of Brisbane.

Lake Manchester if connected to the South East Water Grid and is a gravity dam and is one of the oldest dams in Queensland having been constructed between 1912 and 1916.

In 2008 was strengthened and raised and in some of  the photos you can notice the difference in the wall which is where it was raised.

It was originally called Cabbage Tree Creek Dam and later renamed in honor of E J T Manchester who was the president of the Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board.





June 26th, 2015|

Surveying My Life An Autobiography

In 2007 Surveying My Life An Autobiography written by J.F.H (Fred) Murray, O.B.E. and edited by Dot Whittington was first published.

We do have a few final copies available for purchase from our Nambour office for $20.00.

This is not only an account of the early surveying years in Queensland but also details Fred Murray’s terms as councillor, Mayor and his involvement in various sporting clubs such as rugby league and surf life saving.

In 2010 we donated a copy of this book to each public library and local museum in the regions Murray & Associates has conducted surveying services. We received wonderful letters of appreciation and acknowledgement of the rich history this book entails.

March 13th, 2015|

Kyle Kenna – Cadastral Endorsement

Surveyor Kyle Kenna, a valued team member of Murray & Associates, in late 2014 achieved his Cadastral Endorsement with the Surveyors Board of Queensland.

Kyle commenced with Murray & Associates in December 2008 and assists Directors Andrew Campbell and Ian Smith in supervising survey field staff, providing additional training and liaising with clients.

Congratulations Kyle!


January 30th, 2015|