Michael Liebelt attended Murray Bridge High School and became interested in surveying while undertaking work experience with ETSA Utilities. After graduating from the University of South Australia with a Surveying Degree in 1988, he joined Mosel Browne Surveyors’ Adelaide office.
During his time as a Project Manager with the company, he was involved in a range of diverse projects, including major construction management at the Port Stanvac oil refinery.
In 1991, he moved to Kadina to oversee the Mosel Browne regional office. Soon after, Michael gained his surveying license to become a Licensed Surveyor. He also became a director of the company, bringing with him his vision for building and maintaining a strong reputation of providing quality surveying services across the Yorke Peninsula, Mid-North and Murray Bridge regions.
In the early days of the Wallaroo Marina project through the mid-1990s, Michael played a pivotal role in assisting developers with the construction associated with their subdivision projects.
Michael was an active member of the Surveyors Board of South Australia from 2003 to 2018. Today he is a recognised expert in civil construction project management, specialising in major projects and construction, and has a particularly strong interest in maintaining high levels of competency in cadastral surveying.
In August 2015, Michael was awarded the JB & JW Calder Award, which recognises his outstanding contribution to the surveying industry.