Surveyor-General to review cadastral survey rules

7 August 2017

Surveyor-General Mark Dyer says changing technology and other issues arising since 2010 mean it is time for a review of the rules for cadastral surveying.

“The rules that guide surveyors in locating property boundaries were developed in 2010. A lot has changed since then and I want to look at whether these rules are still fit for purpose” says Mr Dyer.

“As a first step I’m asking surveyors for their feedback. A consultation document has been released on the LINZ website that gives them the chance to have their initial say on the review. Their feedback will then be used to focus our attention on the things that matter to them most.”

Ensuring cadastral surveyors operate within a regulatory framework that allows them to be innovative and responsive to landowners, developers, and others is an important function of the Surveyor-General.

“It is critical Kiwis continue to have confidence in the work of the survey system that underpins New Zealand’s world-class property rights system. I’ll be working with surveyors between now and the end of 2019 to ensure the changes we make reflect the needs of the profession, while delivering on our intended outcomes.”

Mr Dyer expects the review to be completed by the end of the 2019.

Find out more on the first stage of consultation

Last Updated: 7 August 2017

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