Minstaff Survey was established in Cobar, New South Wales in May 1995 by Rick Laing and Lino Manca to provide a surveying solution to Northparkes Mines as North Mining commenced the development of the E26 Block Cave Project. Minstaff Survey was responsible for providing survey controls for all of the underground mine development, the extraction levels and civil & mechanical installations. At the completion of this project Minstaff Survey had achieved a strong reputation within the industry as a dedicated and professional surveying contractor with an emphasis on good people and project completion.

Minstaff Survey continued to provide surveying services to major mine development projects throughout the Eastern States of Australia over the next few years including the Enterprise Project, Olympic Dam Expansion & Ridgeway Projects.

From 1998 to 2005, Minstaff Survey from its Cobar Office consolidated its position within the industry with the recruitment of several key survey and management staff who continue to play a major role within the company today.

Minstaff Survey entered a new era in 2006, as Jake Laing took the responsibility of managing Minstaff Survey from the new location in Toowoomba. Minstaff Survey has grown to employ over 50 fulltime staff servicing mining & infrastructure projects throughout Australia and overseas. In this time Minstaff Survey has expanded to provide cadastral and engineering surveying services to commercial and residential projects.

Today Minstaff Survey continues to be a highly regarded service provider within the resources sector and is involved in many of Australia’s major infrastructure development projects. Minstaff Survey still operates on our original premise of good people and project completion and aims to deliver a professional and cost effective service to our clients on all jobs.