28 April 2021

Surveyor-General Victoria is reviewing requirements for Records of having re-established a cadastral boundary (RE Plans) for inclusion in the next version of the Victorian Cadastral Surveys Practice Directives, to be released in July.

Proposed changes, based on industry consultation, were presented at the Institution of Surveyors Victoria regional conference in March.

They include changes to current requirements for marking boundaries in title re-establishment surveys, showing information on the RE Plan on boundary marking and re-establishment methodology and providing RE Plans when a subdivision is likely to follow.

The review also identified how compliance with the mandatory requirement to lodge an RE Plan for a title re-establishment survey can be improved.

Consultation on the proposed changes is continuing. It began in September last year when the Surveyor-General of Victoria contacted all licensed surveyors in the state seeking comments on marking  boundaries in title re-establishment surveys, showing the method of marking boundaries on RE Plans, the RE Plan process in general and adoption of the Single CAD Format File for digital lodgement.

More than 50 responses were received, including a summary from the Institution of Surveyors Victoria of 60 member responses to a questionnaire.

Consultation also included a meeting with Consulting Surveyors Victoria board members and telephone discussions with licensed surveyors.

The proposed changes will be put to the professional surveying bodies in May for comment prior to being adopted for the Victorian Cadastral Surveys Practice Directives.

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