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Subdivision – Blueridge Business Park, Dubbo

By |July 1st, 2021|Projects|

Located on the eastern side of Dubbo, this business park subdivision represents cutting edge development. The development offers the highest standards in internet connectivity and speed, in an attractive setting with generous lot sizes. Currently selling, the development is an outstanding example of business park development. Compass Consulting Surveyors have been involved with conventional [...]

Boundary Adjustments and Exempt Development

By |February 24th, 2021|Featured News|

When is a subdivision not a subdivision? When it is a boundary adjustment. A Boundary Adjustment or boundary realignment is a survey to change the boundaries between two or more lots of land without creating a new lot – for example there are two lots initially and the proposal is to change the boundaries [...]

A Brief History of Surveying in NSW

By |December 13th, 2020|News|

Since 1788, the rapidly growing colony of Australia utilised land surveyors. Land surveyors were assigned the task of delineating new land rights as settlers spread out from Sydney. Early maps were prepared with the intention of showing the topography of the land to allow for planning of transport routes and potential settlement locations. Government [...]


By |December 12th, 2020|News|

When planning the Gallipoli campaign, the staff of Sir Ian Hamilton used a map scaled from a French map dated 1854, supplemented by information obtained by aerial reconnaissance. In the ten days leading up the 25th of April, flights over the area were performed to correct errors and update the Turkish positions and defences. [...]

Asset Protection from Bushfires

By |December 11th, 2020|News|

Smoke from fires south of Denman NSW, 17 October 2013 The start of the bushfire season for 2013 was a wake-up call for most Australians. Sydney was blanketed in smoke while 56,000 hectares of bushland in the Blue Mountains was reduced to ashes. More than 200 properties were destroyed and many more buildings [...]

Can I sell part of my land?

By |December 10th, 2020|News|

A surveyor is often asked some tricky questions. A common question we face is “Can I sell part of my land?” To answer this question, first you must establish whether your land consists of more than one parcel, or lot and DP (Deposited Plan). Online tools such as the SIX Viewer or even Google [...]

Can my land be subdivided?

By |December 9th, 2020|News|

A common question posed to Surveyors is the old classic “Can my land be subdivided?” Often the answer to this question is relatively simple; however there are many factors which must be considered. The factors to be considered when looking to subdivide land include, but of course are not limited to the following items. [...]

Certificate of Title

By |December 8th, 2020|News|

In order to own land in New South Wales, the details of the land and the legal owner are noted on a Register maintained by Land Registry Services NSW. The most secure form of land title is a title issued under the Torrens title system. The Torrens title system is based on a single [...]

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