Surveyor News

Surveying Industry Outlook

It is well documented in the Australian media that the mining construction sector has experienced a sharp decline in capital expenditure, which is expected to intensify over the next few years. Major projects in WA’s north including Gorgon, Roy Hill and Cape Lambert are all due to be completed and resource companies are scaling back or cancelling expansionary plans due to weak commodity prices.

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What are Basic Surveying Instruments?

Surveyors can choose from a number of different instruments from a range of manufacturers in order to complete their basic work tasks. A standard set will typically complete all work on most sites to the highest degree of accuracy.

Leica equipment is the preferred manufacturer by many surveyors, as this equipment is widey regarded as the most accurate and reliable brand on the market.

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Leica TS15 Total Station

This highly sophisticated instrument is arguably a surveyor’s most important piece of equipment. In order to complete the most demanding jobs in residential or commercial surveying it is important to utilise the very latest in robotic total stations. This also provides an edge to keep ahead of competitors in the survey market.

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Types Of Schemes (Strata Titles Act 1985)

This is the original form of "strata scheme", or "strata plan", commonly known as a "building strata". At least one building must be shown on these strata plans and the boundaries of the strata lots, including the height of the lots (stratum) are defined by reference to the building.

Prior to 30 June 1985, lots could only be within a building. After that date, part of the lot could also be the land outside the building and may also include the building structure.

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Surveying Legislation

Surveyors conducting authorised surveys under the regulations should be conversant with the provisions of the Licensed Surveyors Act and all other Acts and Regulations. A knowledge and awareness of this legislation is necessary to enable efficient discharge of the duties of a surveyor.

The following is a list of legislation of the Parliament of Western Australia that has some relevance to the activities of licensed surveyors.

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Feature, Contour & Topographic Surveys

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Boundary Surveys

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Land Subdivisions

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Engineering Surveys

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