Our History

2003

Ocean to Outback Electrical was formed

First formed as Ocean to Outback Electrical in 2003 by Adam Lamond.

2008

Ocean to Outback Electrical becomes OTOC

After a sustained period of hard work, change and tremendous growth, Ocean to Outback Contracting (OTOC) was established in 2008.

2011

OTOC acquires Whelans

In 1920, Alexander Graham established a Perth based survey practice to serve the needs of public and private business sectors in the property and mining industries. Demand for comprehensive land-related services grew and in 1983, Survey & Mapping Group Pty Ltd formed as an amalgamation of two leading Perth based companies. They joined the Australia-wide Whelans network in 1988.

The Western Australian services evolved from traditional surveying and mapping areas to include urban and regional planning, land asset management and 3D spatial solutions. Whelans acquired WKC Spatial, a specialist provider in pipeline construction projects across Australia as well as surveying and subsurface solutions.

Whelans became part of OTOC in October 2011.

2014

Launch of Aqura Technologies

OTOC Australia, a spin off from OTOC, becomes Aqura Technologies, providing specialist information technology, communications, managed services, remote operations, and consulting to clients across Australia and New Zealand.

OTOC acquires Geo-Metric

Established in 2001, Geo-Metric Surveying specialised in high-end engineering construction (concrete and steel structures), railways, tunnels, roads and bridges, earthworks and customised monitoring projects.

OTOC acquires Bosco Jonson

Established in 1997, Bosco Jonson was a Melbourne based surveying company with a longstanding reputation for quality. Throughout its history, Bosco Jonson has been a recognised leader in large scale urban and broad-hectare developments. Along the way, Bosco Jonson acquired a blue-chip, long-term client base including Australand, Parklea, Peet, Stockland, Lend Lease, MAB, Satterley and Salta.

2015

OTOC acquires THG Resource Strategists

Over 40 years, THG Resource Strategists built a reputation as Queensland’s planning and surveying specialists, known for a strategic and innovative approach and ability to achieve success in even the most complex of environments.

From a small surveying and planning business located in Samford in the outskirts of Brisbane, THG Resource Strategists grew into a flexible and creative consulting business, servicing the whole of Queensland. THG Resource Strategists became a part of OTOC in 2015.

2016

OTOC renamed Veris

Previously OTOC, the company renamed to Veris in November 2016.

Veris grew from a vision to create a world-class planning, design, surveying and spatial solutions business that could service clients across Australia.

Veris acquires Lester Franks

Established over 50 years ago in Devonport, Tasmania in 1964, Lester Franks was among Australia's leading suppliers of land and engineering survey services and providers of its widest range of 3D Scanning, Metrology and CAD design services.

Lester Franks' highly skilled team of engineers, CAD experts, surveyors, ICT professionals, planners and project managers have extensive experience providing a wide range of sophisticated surveying, engineering and urban planning capabilities on some of Australia's largest infrastructure projects.

Lester Franks became a Veris company in November 2016.

Veris acquires Lawrence Group

Established in Sydney in 2003, Lawrence Group grew to become a multi-disciplinary surveying consultancy with expertise in residential and commercial construction, civil infrastructure and land development. Lawrence Group adopted the Veris name in 2016.

2017

Veris acquires Linker Surveying

Established in 1966, Linker Surveying had been one of Sydney’s most respected land surveying firms. Linker Surveying was a leading authority in titling solutions for today’s complicated and multi layered development world, with particular expertise in strata and stratum subdivision works.

2018

Veris acquires LANDdata Surveys

LANDdata Surveys was established in 2006 in Canberra through the merger of two longstanding local surveying businesses. The partners of LANDdata, led by Managing Partner David Sloan, have over 20 years’ experience in the ACT. LANDdata became Veris in 2018.

2021

Veris acquires interest in Wumara Group

Veris acquires a 49% interest in Wumara Group – a majority Indigenous owned land and construction surveying company. Wumara Group is focused on the economic empowerment of First Nations people by providing Indigenous Australians with employment and education opportunities.

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