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Jim Curnow

Consultant - Licensed Surveyor

Jim was formerly Managing Director of Alexander Symonds, a role he held from 1989-2013. Jim has been with Alexander Symonds for more than four decades and has been instrumental in the company’s rise as one of Australia’s leading surveying consultancies. A licensed surveyor, Jim has extensive experience in the property sector including cadastral and engineering infrastructure surveys for both urban and rural developments, mining projects, complex 3D land divisions and community title tiered schemes, project management, as well as land division applications for both private and government clients.

Jim has worked on many key South Australian land development and infrastructure projects over the years.

Jim has worked on a range of projects, including Mawson Lakes, Golden Grove, Blackwood Park, multi-tiered community title mixed use schemes including Holdfast Shores, Olympic Dam and has also provided expert surveying services to numerous redevelopment projects across the state including Westwood and the Port Adelaide renewal project.

Jim has also served as President of the former Institution of Surveyors, Australia, at both state and national levels and is an Honorary Fellow of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute. He was an inaugural director of both the former Spatial Sciences Institute and Australian Spatial Institute Business Association. He has been a long-serving member of the Surveyors Board of South Australia. In addition, Jim has held executive committee positions with the Property Council of Australia and the Urban Development Institute of Australia as part of his commitment to the development industry and is a life member of UDIA SA.

Jim enjoys travelling and watching Formula 1 racing.

Jim’s Expertise:

  • Major Urban Development Projects
  • Surveying Management
  • 3D Mixed Land Use Land Division and Community Title  Solutions
  • Spatial Infrastructure Surveying Solutions
  • Land Tenure Rights, Restrictions and Easement Advice


  • Management
  • Land Development
  • Licensed Surveyor

Qualifications & awards:

  • Bachelor of Technology in Surveying
  • Graduate Diploma in Town Planning