Note: this guideline is issued by the Surveyor-General under section 7(1)(ga) of the Cadastral Survey Act 2002 about the Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010 and is not legally binding.

The following information relates to recording an irregular boundary in a CSD.

Recording irregular boundaries to scale in the diagrams

On a Diagram of Survey and Diagram of Parcels:

  • an irregular boundary must be depicted to show its true shape and relationship to other boundaries [r 9.6.8(a) and r 10.4.6], and
  • where information that is to scale is unclear or ambiguous (eg a long narrow parcel where an irregular boundary and an adjoining stream boundary appear to merge), these boundaries may be shown as distorted in separate diagrams.

On a Diagram of Survey, the scale must be adequate to meet the accuracy requirements of rule 3.4 [r 9.6.8(b)].

Refer to Accuracy of water and irregular boundaries.

Last Updated: 31 March 2017
Authority: Surveyor-General - Section 7(1)(ga) of the Cadastral Survey Act 2002
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