Information on the review of Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010

This section provides up-to-date information on the cadastral survey rules review.

The Surveyor-General, Mark Dyer’s, review of the Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010 is well underway.  After seeking feedback on the Issues and Opportunities paper and holding a series of workshops with surveyors during September, my team have begun the task of reviewing all the feedback. Mr Dyer would like to thank everyone for their time attending the workshops and preparing feedback. The quality of the submissions was comprehensive and well considered and will be valuable in informing me on proposed changes to the current rules.

The feedback is now being collated. An initial examination indicates that two thirds of the material relates directly to the rules and the other third relates to other elements of the cadastral system such as the Chief Executive validation process, Landonline and guidance on the LINZ web site.

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High level breakdown of feedback

  • Surveyor General Rules 66%
  • Chief Executive Validation 4%
  • Guidance 7%
  • Landonline 15%
  • Other 8%

Mr Dyer also noted that the Issues and Opportunities paper covered most issues raised by surveyors. The bar graph below shows the top 20 areas of feedback on the rules.

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Top 20 feedback topics

Feedback topicsSubmissions
Reinstatement Cadastral Survey Datasets38
Formatting of the Rules37
Non-primary parcel requirements24
3D Cadastre23
Water boundaries20
Vertical Datum15
Need for a Cadastral Survey Dataset Plan15
Irregular boundaries14
Terminology used in the Rules14
Accuracy standards13
Good survey practice12
Flexibility vs. Prescription12
Form of boundary12
Witnessing/Permanent reference mark requirements11
Plan presentation11
Better connection between the Rules and Landonline7
Ground movement6
Units of measurement6

Next steps

Mr Dyer is considering in detail the feedback before presenting proposals as part of stage 2 of the review process.

The Surveyor-General is currently seeking expressions of interest for members of a Reference Group to review and provide feedback on proposals before sharing with the wider survey community. The reference group will consist of up 5 licensed cadastral surveyors from the private sector with relevant experience across a broad range of areas.  It is anticipated the reference group will meet in Wellington in March 2018 with 3 further meetings continuing into 2019. Expressions of interest, including a brief resume of cadastral experience should be emailed to by 5:00pm Friday, 16 February 2018. Please see the Reference Group Terms of Reference for more information.

Last Updated: 15 January 2018