Tag Archives: Land Development Intelligence

Seasons Greetings

As we approach the holiday season, we take this opportunity to offer thanks to all our staff, clients and associates for your support in 2014.  We wish you every happiness for  the festive season and hope that you can enjoy a safe break with your families this summer. 2015 may Continue Reading

Cadastre 2034 – A Surveyors Perspective

The Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping, ICSM, recently released the strategy document “Cadastre 2034 – Powering Land and Real Property.”  In broad terms the Cadastre is often viewed simplistically as a plan or map of existing land parcels. Land professionals interpret it as so much more and view the Continue Reading

Electrify your Subdivison

Delivering a subdivision project on time and budget requires careful co-ordination of utility service providers.  Electricity supply is currently one of the big timing challenges facing Victorian land developers. Here are a few wise words from our Civil Construction team, to avoid a “short circuit” in your electricity supply chain: Continue Reading

Birds Eye Surveying – UAV

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

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