Development applications

Cadastral surveying

Cadastral survey practice in South Australia is regulated by a four tiered structure, the components being:

Survey mark coordinate database

The Surveyor-General’s Survey Operation Unit maintains the State’s survey mark coordinate database. You can access the survey mark database through the survey mark search function of South Australian Property and Planning Atlas (SAPPA) formerly known as the Property Location Browser.

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Designated survey areas (DSAs)

On the South Australian Property and Planning Atlas (SAPPA) DSA layer you can view the extent of current DSAs.

Superseded DSAs are in the Index of superseded designated survey areas (DSAs)

Certified survey checklist

Surveyor-General’s Direction No 4 requires licensed surveyors to provide a survey report, including a certified survey plan checklist, at lodgement, for all certified surveys lodged with LSSA.

Surveyors may use their own checklist provided it contains the items shown on this certified survey plan checklist (326.1 KB PDF) as a minimum.

Provision of permanent survey mark coordinates

Surveyor-General’s Direction No 2 requires licensed surveyors to provide MGA2020 coordinates of permanent survey marks to the Surveyor-General. Coordinates can also be provided on a voluntary basis.

Downloads

Voluntary data & coordinate provision for survey marks (408.4 KB PDF) guide for recommendations for this data.

Combined Scale Factor (CSF) calculation application (26.0 KB XLS) to calculate the CSF to convert ground distances to MGA2020 grid distances for PSM coordination.

Template for the provision of permanent survey mark coordinates (70.0 KB XLSX) A sample of the input values required can be found on the second tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet.

Complete this form to provide the Surveyor-General with coordinates for permanent survey marks.

Errors in permanent survey mark coordinates

Surveyors finding errors in the coordinates of permanent survey marks on surveys lodged with LSSA must report the error to the Surveyor-General and provide an updated coordinated for the mark.

Downloads

Combined Scale Factor (CSF) calculation application (26.0 KB XLS) to calculate the CSF to convert ground distances to MGA2020 grid distances for PSM re-coordination.

Template for the provision of permanent survey mark coordinates (70.0 KB XLSX)

A sample of the input values required can be found on the second tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet.

Complete this form to notify the Surveyor-General of an error in permanent survey mark coordinates and provide the new coordinates.

Notification of final marking of subdivisions

Surveyors carrying out a cadastral survey for a division of land into more than five allotments, must within 90 days of the date of practical completion, place all associated survey pegs and permanent survey marks as required by the Surveyor-General.

Downloads

Combined Scale Factor (CSF) calculation application (26.0 KB XLS) to calculate the CSF to convert ground distances to MGA2020 grid distances for PSM coordination.

Template for the provision of permanent survey mark coordinates (70.0 KB XLSX)

Complete this form to notify the Surveyor-General of final marking of these subdivisions and provide the Surveyor-General with coordinates of the permanent survey marks.

    Survey searching guide

    EDM calibration software (January 2018)

    Spatial data

    The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) planning and development related spatial data can be viewed and downloaded from South Australian Property and Planning Atlas (SAPPA) and Location SA and a selection can downloaded from Data.SA.

    Contact DPTI.SpatialMaintenance@sa.gov.au to report errors in any of the DPTI spatial data layers.


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      Page last updated 12 July 2019

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