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 the accuracy class of a boundary, and the annotations required for magnetic bearings and missing bearings or distances on boundaries that have been accepted, in a CSD.

Recording class of survey in CSD plan

A CSD Plan must include the accuracy class of each boundary [r 9.4(a)]. This also applies to all water, irregular, and permanent structure boundaries, whether new, adopted, or accepted.

In the case of permanent structure boundaries where the information is depicted in a CSD as aspatial information (ie not captured digitally), the accuracy class could be recorded in the survey report.

Recording magnetic bearings or missing bearings or distances on Diagram of Survey

On a Diagram of Survey an accepted boundary must be annotated [r 9.6.12] as:

  • 'bearing unknown' or 'distance unknown' when there is a missing bearing or distance,
  • 'magnetic bearing' when the bearing is magnetic.

Refer also to Boundary information in the CSD for parcels over 100 ha

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