Reece Wilson, Director of Shire Services, Central Darling Shire Council purchased the Tiny Surveyor - Road Line Marking robot from Position Partners for a range of road works projects including an initial seal works project.
“Central Darling Shire is the largest council in NSW but it’s got the least population, we cover about 53,000 square kms and we have a fairly vast unsealed road network so a lot of the roadworks we do, not only for our own councils but also under contract with Transport NSW, are initial seal works,” said Mr Wilson.
“The Tiny Surveyor comes in very handy for those capital works projects with roads. They’re normally 5-10 km sections at a time and we need to line mark those sections firstly for the sealing works to be laid and then afterwards for the white lining works.”
Why the Tiny Surveyor?
Mr Wilson made the choice to purchase the Tiny Surveyor after doing some research and then sending the Trainee Technical Officer, who currently is the main operator of the road line marking robot, to Sydney to attend the Tiny Surveyor Roadshow that Position Partners held.
“It’s met all expectations that I’ve had for the machine,” said Mr Wilson.
“We currently use it for three things: marking out centre lines and offset lines for the road works, on our sporting ovals to mark out our sporting fields and I’ve used it on the airstrips. We’ve got six airstrips to maintain as well.”
Tiny Surveyor has work health and safety benefits
Not only has the Tiny Surveyor managed to reduce costs and save time for Mr Wilson and his team, it also has work health and safety benefits by removing team members from the road and the risk of live traffic when setting out and line marking.
“It’s got work health and safety benefits, which reflects well on our company and provides a safer workplace for our people,” said Mr Wilson.
“You can drive in the car next to the machine, so you provide protection there as you don’t walk on the road to mark it out, you just drive behind the machine and do everything from in your car.”
The importance of service and support
Mr Wilson was impressed with the access to technical support and training that Position Partners provides.
“Position Partners has got technical support there on the phone all the time. The initial set up and delivery was very good. One of the reps come out who is an experienced surveyor, and he trained our staff on the ground in the use of it. It’s good that to have people there that can talk you through it over the phone as well as login remotely.” said Mr Wilson.
“We’re pretty happy with it and it’s made our job a lot easier, especially with road construction,” added Mr Wilson.
About Central Darling Shire Council
Central Darling Shire is the largest council in NSW but it’s got the least population. Central Darling Shire Council covers about 53,000 square kms.