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 estate boundary and its associated estate record references in a CSD.

An estate boundary defines the extent of an interest in land.  In the case of an estate registered under the Land Transfer Act, the estate boundary will be the boundary commonly or previously referred to as the CT boundary.  A gazette boundary is also often an estate boundary.

An estate boundary will coincide with an existing primary parcel boundary.

Recording an estate boundary where it passes through land under survey

A Diagram of Survey and Diagram of Parcels must depict an estate boundary where it passes through the land under survey, clearly annotated with the estate record references [r 9.6.3(h)(i)] and r 10.4.2(f)(i)].  Where:

  • there is more than one title associated with the land under survey, the estate boundary will normally coincide with a disappearing boundary of a primary parcel being extinguished.  It will appear to cut though the new parcels. 
  • a water boundary has moved due to accretion, the estate boundary will normally coincide with the position of the old disappearing water boundary.  The estate boundary will appear to cut through a new 'dry' primary parcel.
Diagram showing estate boundaries passing through surveyed land
Figure 1: Estate boundaries passing through surveyed land
Last Updated: 31 March 2017
Authority: Surveyor-General - Section 7(1)(ga) of the Cadastral Survey Act 2002
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