Cadastral Survey Guidelines (CSG)

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Users can view or download the full version of the CSG 5.6 MB or the individual sections listed below.

Contents, index and contacts

Contents 54.4 KB

Index 132.3 KB

Contacts 76.0 KB

Section 1 - Introduction and Surveyor-General's directions

Introduction and Surveyor-General's directions 84.2 KB

Surveyor-General's direction one 77.4 KB

Surveyor-General's direction two 95.3 KB

Surveyor-General's direction three 84.3 KB

Surveyor-General's direction four 90.6 KB

Surveyor-General's direction five 124.8 KB

Section 2 - The geodetic network

The geodetic network 200.8 KB

Tertiary network error report (form) 77.3 KB

Section 3 - Statutory provisions

Statutory provisions 95.1 KB

Section 4 - Survey principles and case law rulings

Survey principles and case law rulings 376.9 KB

Section 5 - The coordinated cadastre

The coordinated cadastre 144.0 KB

Designated survey areas index 225.7 KB

Designated survey areas index in numerical order including date of operation and link to DSA maps

Section 6 - Confused boundary areas

Confused boundary areas 179.8 KB

Section 7 - Occupation

Occupation 166.0 KB

Section 8 - Crown lands and crown tenures survey policy

Crown lands and crown tenures survey policy 236.3 KB

Section 9 - Searching

Searching 201.5 KB

Report an error to property location browser (form) 26.5 KB

Report an error to PIERS online (form) 55.6 KB

Section 10 - Verification of survey equipment

Verification of survey equipment 240.5 KB

EDM base pillar access - Uni SA Mawson Lakes Campus Map 568.5 KB

Mawson Lakes EDM baseline field sheets 109.5 KB

Unit lengths of various EDM instruments 29.3 KB

Section 11 - Historical survey marking practices

Historical survey marking practices 210.2 KB

Extracts from Handbook for Government Surveyors by C H Harris 802.6 KB

Summary of historical marking practices 126.7 KB

Section 12 - Natural boundaries

Natural boundaries 305.3 KB

Section 13 - Survey accuracies

Survey accuracies 122.7 KB

Section 14 - Marking requirements for surveys

Marking requirements for surveys 419.6 KB

Notification of final marking (form) 74.3 KB

Section 15 - Connection to previous surveys

Connection to previous surveys 166.7 KB

Section 16 - Field notes

Field notes 37.2 KB

Section 17 - Survey reports

Survey reports 153.2 KB

Certified survey plan checklist 99.3 KB

Section 18 - Audit surveys and rectifications

Audit surveys and rectifications 234.0 KB

Section 19 - Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous 106.6 KB


Amendments schedule 213.8 KB

Amendments July 2014 combined (double sided) 759.1 KB

Amendments July 2014 combined (single sided) 622.3 KB

EDM calibration software (Mawson Lakes base calibrated 3 September 2014)

EDM calibration software 3.4 MB

Related information

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Survey Act 1992
Survey Regulations 2007


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