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Survey Mark Status

Survey Mark Status Report form (click to open)

The network of survey control marks and their spatial positions make up the State Control Survey which is considered to be a key element in the State's infrastructure. The importance of these marks to the surveying, engineering and related industries has been well documented and identified and subsequently clauses aimed at protecting survey marks have been added to the Surveying and Spatial Information Act 2002 (Part 5 Clause 24) and Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2017 (Part 4 Clause 90).

Detailed information regarding the reporting of status, future destruction and replacement of survey destroyed marks is available from the Surveyor General's Directions No. 11 Preservation of Survey Infrastructure (PDF 1.6 MB).

Survey mark status

It is inevitable that survey marks are destroyed, damaged or difficult to find. It is important that the status of survey marks is reported immediately to enable Spatial Services – Department of Finance, Services and Innovation to supply the industry with current information on marks and ensure that time is not wasted searching for non-existent or damaged marks.

For more information on preserving survey marks download the Protecting survey marks information sheet (PDF ).

Status of marks - descriptions

Destroyed Physical evidence of the removal of a survey mark or after examination of all information it is evident that a mark has been moved from its original position (this new position constitutes a new mark requiring re-numbering of the mark).
Disturbed Physical evidence of damage to the survey mark that will affect its spatial position (horizontal or vertical).
Not found Survey mark not found after an extensive search using all information available but no physical evidence of the removal of a survey mark.
Found Survey mark found undamaged in its original position.
To be destroyed Survey mark to be destroyed in the near future. As described in the Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2017 permission from Spatial Services is required to knowingly destroy a survey mark. Information should be supplied in the comments.

Survey Mark - spatial position in SCIMS

It is also evident that the approximate spatial positions of some survey marks that are noted in SCIMS are incorrect. Spatial Services would like to be informed of the correct position in the horizontal or vertical planes. This will enable Spatial Services to update SCIMS to ensure the currency and correctness of the data.

Survey Mark status helpdesk

Survey Information and Systems

Level 14

McKell Building

2-24 Rawson Place

Haymarket NSW 2000

T: 1300 211 253 (8.30 am and 5.00 pm)


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