Frequently Asked Questions

Types Of Land Surveys And Services Offered

Land surveying services


Subdivision involves sectioning parcels of land into smaller lots for sale or development. Subdivision can be a tricky and lengthy process with many steps and stages, including council involvement and permit submission so it’s best to speak to an expert and have an experienced subdivision specialist assist you with the process. Subdivision surveys can be undertaken to understand the exact dimensions and possible sectioning of the land.

Re-establishment surveys

Boundary re-establishment surveys involve a licenced surveyor going to measure an existing plot of land and re-marking the boundary lines. This is particularly useful if a block of land has been sitting vacant for some time, original documentation is lost or incomplete or new owners are wanting to check and confirm their boundary lines. They are necessary when buying or selling a property, especially one that is older or is looking to be subdivided. They may also be required when re-fencing alongside the boundary of a property or when structures are being developed near the title boundary

Feature and level surveys

Feature and level surveys offer a more detailed view of the land being surveyed, including the site conditions, topographic features such as height and location, surrounding properties, roads and street entry locations, and structures and landmarks such as large trees. Also referred to as ‘Contour Surveys’, this type of survey is most often the initial step once a project is proposed. 

Site analysis surveys

Site analysis surveys outline the pros and cons of the land for development and is often performed when researching the opportunity for subdivision. This involves a wide range of features, including pipes, houses and buildings, landscaping, lighting, and other structures. The plan shows a wider view, generally including neighbourhood character of 3 houses either side, across the road and behind. Site analysis surveys are conducted to to assist in the design and development process. 

Land development services

Building set-outs

The process of transferring building designs onto the land so builders can easily follow the design.

Civil engineering services

Creating detailed designs and plans before hand to ensure the construction project stays on track.

Project management

Helping you manage your land development project.

Town planning

Involves the strategic planning of your developments for council requirements. Our team are qualified and experienced in town planning. We can assist you with the entire town planning process, which involves the designing of the plans, to submitting planning applications and liaising with council.

Complete development solutions

Working with you throughout the entire development process to bring your project to life.

Additional Services Offered

Adverse Possession

We can offer land surveys for the purpose of adverse possession. This helps to find the exact parcel of land that a land-dweller may be entitled to after living, uninterrupted, on a parcel of land for more than 15 years.

Covenant Removal

A restrictive covenant restricts and regulates the way land can be used and is developed through written agreement between landowners. At Reddie Surveys we can assist you with applying for a permit to remove or update a covenant on your land.

Plan of Consolidation

A plan of consolidation is drawn up when someone wishes to join two lots of land into the one.

Plan of Variation

We are able to assist with drafting and submitting a plan of variation for a block of land that you own.

Easement Removal

If the new owners of both properties find that a pre-existing easement is no longer of interest or use to the prominent property owner, then it can be removed or modified through signing a release document. If you are looking to remove or modify an existing easement on your land, we can assist you with the application and submission process.

AHD Levels

AHD (Australian Height Datum) levels are used to provide a measurement of a position of land or point from sea level. This can be helpful for town planning, setting flood meters and also new dwellings to determine how high a home or land may sit above the sewerage connection. If you are needing levels measured then get in touch today.

If you are requiring any of the services listed above, please give us a call today!