Speaker Profile

Ms. Melissa Harris

Chair, Australia and New Zealand Land Information Council (ANZLIC)


Melissa Harris is the Chief Executive, Land Use Victoria (LUV) which is the agency within the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) responsible for all aspects of land administration including property titles, valuations, subdivisions, land monitoring, surveying, spatial services, government land advice, the $45 million Digital Cadastre Modernisation project and the $37 million Digital Twin Victoria project. She is also Registrar of Titles in Victoria. LUV comprises two divisions, Strategic Land Assessment and Information and Land Registry Services and includes over 500 staff members and management of the $2.7 billion concession deed for the operation of the Victorian Land Registry.

Melissa is also the Chair of the Australia and New Zealand Land Information Council (ANZLIC), the peak intergovernmental organisation providing leadership on all aspects of spatial information in Australia and New Zealand.

Melissa began her career as a town planner and has dedicated her career to public service, working across state and local government for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Major Projects Leadership Academy through Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. Melissa was recognised as one of the Top 50 Women in the Victorian Public Sector for 2019.


Ms Harris will present on Wednesday 25 May 2022 in the session 'Opportunities, Innovation, and Inclusion'

Presentation title: ANZLIC’s strategic priorities and update on national roadmap

The spatial and surveying sectors are providing critical inputs underpinning the rapid digital transformation that is happening across the Australian and New Zealand economies. The Australia and New Zealand Land Information Council (ANZLIC) is developing a roadmap to drive greater collaboration and consistent standards so the sector can continue to grow as a catalyst for innovation and help drive the digital revolution. Melissa Harris, Chair of ANZLIC and Chief Executive of Land Use Victoria, will present an update on the ANZLIC National Roadmap and strategic priorities, as well as provide an update of highlights from states and territories over the past 12 months.

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