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 a balance non-primary parcel in a CSD that creates a new parcel for the partial surrender of an existing easement.

No depiction of balance non-primary parcel

In the rare case where the purpose of a CSD is to show the portion of an existing easement that is to be surrendered (refer to Balance non-primary parcel), the Diagram of Survey and the Diagram of Parcels must depict a non-primary parcel that represents the portion of the existing parcel to be surrendered [r 9.6.3(a) and rule 10.4.2(a)].  This is because the legal action taken will be a cancellation of the right associated with the depicted parcel.

The balance non primary parcel is not required to be depicted because it represents the portion of the right to be retained. If however the surveyor chooses to depict it, its presence must also be recorded in the schedule of existing easements.

Diagram showing portion of an easement to be surrendered
Figure 1: Portion of an easement to be surrendered
Last Updated: 21 September 2017
Authority: Surveyor-General - Section 7(1)(ga) of the Cadastral Survey Act 2002
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