14th June 2018
It was a cold wintery day in the MNG Jandakot head office on Tuesday 12th of June when CEO Scott Anderson served up spicy pumpkin soup to staff in a bid to fundraise money for his upcoming Vinnies CEO Sleepout.
Next Thursday the 21st of June, Scott will be swapping home comforts and sleeping on a cardboard box with a sleeping bag at the WACA grounds to fundraise money and awareness for the homeless of Perth.
Staff generously made a note donation in exchange for soup, rolls, beef curry, butter chicken and rice and together raised $529 to add to Scotts tally.
Scott said the various reasons for homelessness is stark and with one of the main reasons being from domestic violence at 38%, this is quite alarming. One of the numbers that scares me most is the number of kids. Being a Dad of four this hits home and I just want to help bring awareness and raise money for this cause.
7th June 2018
MNG are proud to be affiliated with the Discipline of Spatial Sciences and the School of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Curtin University, W.A.
As part of our ongoing support to Curtin University, MNG's Director Steve Maughan was pleased to present the following student awards in mid-May:
The MNG Surveying Bursary 2018: awarded to Riley Pilcher
The MNG Women in Surveying scholarship 2018: awarded to Jasmine Ross
30th May 2018
MNG have been long time advocates of the surveying and spatial industry through many organisations including educational institutions, government organisations and private groups. We believe that in nurturing these relationships this will strengthen the overall industry and profession. Over the past five years MNG have partnered with Landgate in their Fellowship Program and this month we warmly welcomed representatives from Landgate, WA along with their colleagues from Mongolia at the Agency for Land Administration and Management, Geodesy and Cartography. The group are on tour which focusses on supporting effective governance of land resources to deliver sustainable economic growth. The group is hosted by Landgate as part of the DFAT's sponsored Australia Fellowship Award.
As one of Australia's largest privately owned surveying business, MNG enjoy a strong relationship with Landgate in Western Australia. Landgate saw the importance of the MNG business and wanted to show the group how private enterprise interacts with themselves. MNG provided an overarching theme of data management, innovation, Private Enterprise and Landgate and demonstrated how they have developed their own internal systems to assist their land development clients through the process to gaining property titles. The group were intrigued to see our database management systems, including MNG Access, which facilitate the process in NLR drafting portal, and the lodgement of Deposited Plans. Furthermore MNGs capabilities with GIS, 3D visualisation along with the Hologram Studio captivated the group.
All participants enjoyed the day learning more of the land tenure system and MNG. CEO Scott Anderson thanked everyone for their participation and welcomes the next study tour.
Pictured: MNG office staff, including CEO Scott Anderson with fellows from Mongolia.
2nd May 2018
Two MNG employees, Survey Draftsperson Leah Lindsay and Project Manager Matthew Webb, swapped their standard office attire for PPE on Thursday the 19th of April when they abseiled down the QV1 building in Perth's CBD.
Leah and Matt took the 160 metre plunge in a bid to raise funds to one of MNG's chosen charities, the Cancer Council Western Australia.
It was an overcast and drizzly morning with rain threatening, when Leah and Matt completed this mammoth task. In a bid to calm the nerves and anxiety, Matthew arrived early and grabbed a coffee, sitting at the bottom of the building sizing it up. Matt said "I'm a bit of a thrill seeker, but it was a relief when I got down to the bottom. After the first 10metres I settled into the descent and really enjoyed the view. I decided to take the plunge as it is fundraising for a cause close to my own personal experience, along with this disease having touched many of my friends and family".
Leah on the other hand was as cool as a cucumber and said "heights don't bother me but on the morning of the descent I was excited and strangely super calm about going over the edge. The staff instructing us were amazing and the experience was absolutely brilliant. As soon as I got down to the bottom, I wanted to do it again straight away." As a busy working Mum of two teenage boys, Leah took the plunge in a bid to raise funds to help fight the disease that sadly took her Father in Law and MNG's former Director Mark Mariotti, and to show her sons 'look what Mum can do'.
9th January 2018
MNG celebrated a decade of excellence and safety in the workplace following our audit in September 2017 and subsequent recertification for Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015 and Occupational Health & Safety Management System AS/NZS 4801:2001. Originally certified in 1996, MNG continues to strive to provide and promote a healthy and safe work environment across the entire business and throughout the regional offices. CEO Scott Anderson said that he was thrilled that MNG had achieved this milestone and that the business had truly benefited from the QMS and OHS system. "As Australias leading provider of professional surveying and spatial services it is imperative that our staff not only adopt these standards but fully embrace the culture in every project, which is evident with this recertification".
Led by MNG's QMS Manager Angela Meneghello and Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor Jade Robson, the audit covered field work in Busselton, Broome, and Perth with office procedures in Bunbury, Broome and Jandakot. BSI Group conduct the external audit for the certification, however Angela and Jade conduct internal audits throughout the year to ensuring that all personnel are aware of their obligations and requirements to ensure that all work practices are performed in accordance with company policy and procedures. Angela said that she was very impressed with the response from all personnel during the audits and how they keep looking at ways of how to improve our systems. "Quality and Safety are truly part of the teamwork culture within MNG today which rewards our clients and personnel".