The following information relates to depicting non-primary parcels and their underlying parcel boundaries in a Diagram of Survey or Diagram of Parcels.
To enable right holders to exercise their rights, it is essential that the location and extent of a non-primary parcel in relation to its underlying parcel is recorded unambiguously in the cadastre and in land title records.
A Diagram of Survey focuses on the relationship between the boundaries. While a depiction of each parcel in its entirety is not required on the diagram, the diagram must include:
- a clear depiction of the spatial relationship between each non-primary parcel boundary and the boundary of the underlying parcel [r 9.6.3(g)(ii) and r 9.6.15(a)], and
- sufficient boundaries of the non-primary parcel in relation to the primary parcel to ensure the relationship is clear and unambiguous. The inclusion of part boundary distances is one acceptable way to show this.
A Diagram of Parcels focuses on the relationship between the parcels. The diagram must include a clear depiction of the spatial relationship between each non-primary parcel and its entire underlying parcel [r 10.4.2(e)(i) and r 10.4.10(a)].
This does not mean that the entire underlying parcel must be depicted. However, enough of the underlying parcel must be shown so that users of the diagram can readily identify where the non-primary parcel is in relation to whole of the underlying parcel.
This rule ensures that there is a known relationship between the parcels and there is a clear understanding of the location of the non-primary parcel in relation to the overall underlying parcel.
Note, there are particular depiction requirements for:
- movable marginal strips (refer to Depiction requirements for marginal and esplanade strips); and
- unit developments (refer to Depicting the relationship of units and cross lease areas to primary parcel boundaries in the CSD diagrams).