An Issues and Opportunities paper was published for consultation in August 2017 followed by workshops held during September. Submissions closed on 4 October 2017.
Two thirds of the feedback material related directly to the rules and the other third related to other elements of the cadastral system such as the validation process, Landonline, and guidance on the LINZ web site (see figures 2 & 3 below).
High level breakdown of feedback
- Surveyor General Rules 66%
- Chief Executive Validation 4%
- Guidance 7%
- Landonline 15%
- Other 8%
The feedback confirmed that the Issues and Opportunities paper covered most issues raised by surveyors. The bar graph below shows the top 20 areas of feedback:
Top 20 feedback topics
|Reinstatement Cadastral Survey Datasets||38|
|Formatting of the Rules||37|
|Non-primary parcel requirements||24|
|Need for a Cadastral Survey Dataset Plan||15|
|Terminology used in the Rules||14|
|Good survey practice||12|
|Flexibility vs. Prescription||12|
|Form of boundary||12|
|Witnessing/Permanent reference mark requirements||11|
|Better connection between the Rules and Landonline||7|
|Units of measurement||6|
The feedback and analysis was used to develop proposed rule changes as part of Stage Two of the review.