Land Development

We understand the value of land and believe that it underpins our modern economy. As such we are committed to achieving land development outcomes which are beneficial for our client and the broader community.

There are several regulatory requirements governing the surveying of land in Australia and as such, it is important to consult a Registered Land Surveyor when considering the development of your most valuable asset.

We offer the following services in relation to Land Development:

  • Identification Surveys
  • Boundary remark surveys
  • Planning applications
  • Subdivisions
  • Strata title surveys
  • Easement & Wayleave surveys
  • Project management


Identification surveys are carried out to locate your boundary in relation to existing features such as buildings, fences and other infrastructure. The title boundaries are not pegged, but a plan is produced to show this relationship. This can be particularly useful when purchasing real estate to ensure there are no encroachments by neighbouring properties into your land or vice versa.

Boundary remark surveys are carried out to physically mark title boundary locations on the ground. The markers used and the techniques used to carry out these surveys are governed by legislation and have to be carried out by, or under the supervision of, a Registered Land Surveyor. A remark survey plan has to be submitted to the Land Titles Office in Hobart following one of these surveys, and it is important to have this done, as it carries legal standing in relation to title boundary positions if they are ever contested.

Planning applications are the initial step in the process of land development, and at Survey & Alignment Services, we can carry out all necessary steps in this process to enable submission to Council.

Subdivisions involve the subdividing of land to create further titles in that land. Whether it be a 2 lot subdivision or a 200 lot subdivision, we have the capability to assist in achieving successful outcomes in land development.

Strata title surveys enable several titles to be created in a building development, in order to provide separate ownership of parts of that development. Further information regarding strata title schemes can be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

Easement surveys are carried out to create new easements which benefit or burden the underlying title. Once again, this has to be carried out by a Registered Land Surveyor, as a plan has to be produced to enable the creation of the easement.

Project management is fundamental in the land development process as there are many parties involved such as:

  • Land owner
  • Local council
  • Water and sewerage authority
  • Registered land surveyor
  • Solicitors

As such, it is important to have a project manager who can collate and manage the project data to ensure the smooth transition of the project through these parties.