surveying after bushfires

Surveying After Bushfires 

One of the first stages of rebuilding after a bushfire is surveying. This might be a ground survey so an architect can do a new design or re-establishing boundary lines so fences can be replaced.  A property’s boundaries are reliant on a number of factors including plans held in the NSW Land Registry office, permanent

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covid-19 update

COVID-19 Update

As we all adjust to the new normal, we thought we’d give you a quick update on how COVID-19 is affecting our business.  Firstly, we are open and still conducting surveys. However, our office is closed for face to face meetings and our staff will be answering calls from home.  Secondly, surveying is mostly a

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merry christmas 2019

Merry Christmas 2019

Leslie and Thompson would like to wish all our clients a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous 2020. Thank you for all your support during 2019 and we look forward to working with you again.

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Topographic Maps

Topographic Maps: Digital Replaces Print

Printed topographic maps are a beautiful thing but soon they will be a thing of the past. Geoscience Australia announced a couple of weeks ago that December 13th this year will mark the last run of its printed topographic maps. The Decline of Topographical Cartography A steady decline in demand and high production costs are

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squatters rights

Squatters’ Rights and Surveying (Adverse Possession Law)

A few years ago we wrote about Adverse Possession Law, more commonly known as Squatters’ Rights. Adverse Possession cases are rare, but when they do occur, they are complex and technical and require the services of a registered surveyor. Late last year, a case of adverse possession (McFar­land v Ger­tos [2018] NSWSC 1629) was proven

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Surveying at Riversdale

A couple of weeks ago we were fortunate enough to spend the day surveying at Riversdale, a spectacular rural property run by Bundanon Trust. The Bundanon properties are also wildlife refuges and home to a diverse mix of birds, mammals and reptiles. During our visit, we were lucky enough to see wombats, kangaroos, wildflowers cockatoos,

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land surveying after natural disaster

Land Surveying After Natural Disasters

In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the number of costly natural disasters. “In this decade so far, each year has seen an average of 10.5 disasters. The scale of this increase amounts to one additional billion-dollar disaster every four years.” Natural disasters include events like cyclones, floods, droughts, bushfires, earthquakes, volcanoes,

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Land Surveying Mistakes

Common Land Surveying Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Land surveying is careful and detailed work requiring the expertise of an experienced surveyor. However, this is an industry in which unfortunate mistakes do happen from time to time. Homeowners, contractors, business owners, architects and more all depend on land surveyors when buying or selling property or beginning a construction project. When surveyors make even

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How Much Does A Land Survey Cost?

How Much Does A Land Survey Cost?

Whether you are about to commence a home renovation project or are in charge of a large commercial construction project, it’s likely you’ll need a land survey. Cost is always a factor in any construction project – big or small – so it’s not surprising we are frequently asked about the cost of land surveying.

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what do land surveyors do

What Do Land Surveyors Do?

Surveying can seem a mystifying, complicated process to a non-surveyor or to a homeowner who simply knows they need a survey. Put simply, surveying uses maths, physics, and engineering principles to take big measurements. Surveys are used to determine the: Location of existing infrastructure Legal boundaries of a plot of land Topography and slopes of

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