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Topographical Survey

19 February 2024

AUTHOR:Ben Frank

Topographical Survey

It is important to understand the landform of your property prior to deciding what type of development can be achieved.

Whether you are looking to renovate a dwelling, subdivide, or build your dream home, it is critical to start the design process with an accurate Topographical Survey.

Council information requirements are wide-ranging so it is important that a professional Land Surveyor undertakes a detailed Topographical Survey of the important site features, to ensure all positions and heights are accurate and in the correct vertical datum.

A Topographical Survey can include important information such as: how close is a building from a boundary; is a fence on a boundary; what are the site levels relative to drains and floodplains; what site features can be kept; is there space to subdivide.

The output of a Topographical Survey is an accurate 3D digital terrain model which can be utilised by a range of stakeholders like Architects, Engineers, and Planners.

Unfortunately, not all Topographical Surveys are done to the same high standards, so it is vital to only use a firm of Licensed Cadastral Surveyors such as Birch – give our professional team a call to kickstart your project with the right topographical data.