Rearrangement of Rural Cadastral Boundaries in the Darling Downs, Queensland

Webb, Robert M. & Hannigan, Brian J. (1997) Rearrangement of Rural Cadastral Boundaries in the Darling Downs, Queensland. In Fryer, John (Ed.) 1st Trans Tasman Surveyors Conference, 12-18 April 1997, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

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Historically, land boundaries on the Darling Downs were set out on cardinal lines forming squares and rectangles enclosing a given area. Little or no regard was given to the qualities of lands enclosed or the way in which the boundaries dissected the landscape. In recent times the implementation of optimum rural land use practices is seriously impeded by the inappropriate relationships of farm boundaries to the landform. For a variety of reasons the cadastral system has come to be regarded as fixed, with disincentives in place to dissuade landholders, local authorities, and farm planners from contempleting a rearrangement of boundaries. This paper summarises the concepts of "remembrement" and the accompanying poster paper examines three hypothetical property boundary rearrangements including a brief exploration of the many associated issues, impacts and potential longer term benefits.

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ID Code: 3949
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Additional Information:

Incorporating 38th Australian Surveyors Congress and 109th New Zealand Institute of Surveyors Annual Conference.

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Keywords: Surveying, Positioning the Profession
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying) (090906)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 27 Apr 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:41

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