Monthly Archives: July 2014

Birds Eye Surveying – UAV

Written on July 30, 2014 at 3:49 pm, by

Unmanned Aerial vehicles commonly known as “UAVs” have lately made headlines for all the wrong reasons.  A recent example was an unfortunate athlete who sustained head injuries from a UAV which fell from the sky. These incidents are thankfully rare, given the number of UAV’s which take to the sky Continue Reading

Hidden Subdivision Costs

Written on July 22, 2014 at 3:39 pm, by

The subdivision of land in growth areas of Melbourne (and some other greenfield land in Victoria) can attract seemingly hidden levies and taxes such as ‘Development Contributions’, ‘Growth Area Infrastructure contributions’, ‘Community levies’, ‘Public Open Space Contributions’ and ‘Service Authority Levies’. These charges should be a major consideration in any Continue Reading

Mapping the Nation

Written on July 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm, by

A recent federal government initiative has now given the land development industry another “tool of the trade”.   The online map now provides access to spatial data from a range of government agencies.  The current version is under development however it is programmed to go into “production ” mode by late Continue Reading