Founded by Clayton Austin in 2004, Austin Surveys was established from outstanding professionalism and work ethic.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to professional excellence and customer service. Our specialist personnel have extensive experience in land, construction and engineering surveys for commercial and residential developments.
From multi-million dollar engineering & construction projects to small private developments throughout Perth and regional Western Australia, Austin Surveys provides excellence in surveying solutions.
Robert Austin (1825-1905), explorer, surveyor and engineer, was born on 31 December 1825 in Essex, England. Robert arrived at Australind, Western Australia, with his family in 1840. His Father, James Gardner Austin was contracted as chief surveyor of the Australind project in 1840.
Robert joined the surveyor-general’s department in 1847 and over the next fifteen years he carried out extensive fieldwork. He surveyed the Toodyay-Northam areas and was included in a number of expeditions, but is remembered primarily for his exploration of the Murchison and Gascoyne regions.
Robert Austin published a report on 1854 in the journal of the Royal Geographical Society. He named Mount Magnet and was the first to identify prospects (possibilities) for gold in WA. Moving East, 1860, Robert Austin was appointed surveyor, second class, in the Queensland Surveyor-General’s Department.
He was promoted to surveyor first class in January 1861. Eight months later he became a commissioner of crown lands and in May 1862 secured the position of engineer of roads for the southern district.
By the late 1880s, Robert transferred entirely to metropolitan civil engineering and surveying operations. In June 1891 he was appointed sergeant-at-arms to the Legislative Assembly. Robert’s career drew to an end in August 1893. He died in 1905, aged 79.
Lake Austin, Western Australia is named in his honour.