The effect of wide open bays on legal boundaries

Holloway, Stephen John (2006) The effect of wide open bays on legal boundaries. [USQ Project]


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Tidal boundaries are deemed to be the position of Mean High Water Spring
(MHWS) Tide on the ground. This is subject to interpretation of available
data, the interpretation of one person could vary to that of another and as a
result the boundary in question could have different locations.
This has been the subject of contention resulting in a stay on surveys placed
on lots with tidal boundaries for three years by the Department of Natural
Resources, Mines and Water (DNRMW). This allows time to investigate
and find solutions to the issues associated with tidal boundaries.

This project investigates the effect of tidal boundaries of wide shallow bays
in general and Cleveland Bay in Townsville in particular.
The objectives are:
• To find a correlation between tidal levels and boundaries
• To find the differences between the cadastral boundary location
using traditional methods and where it is actually located
• To find the relationship between tide levels at the principal tide
gauge and other locations
• To investigate the relationship between tide levels and ecosystem
This will be achieved by identifying suitable locations as test sites. The test
sites will be used to monitor tide levels and the adjacent area surveyed
topographically. The topographical survey will identify ecosystem
boundaries and the position of MHWS.
These boundaries will then be compared to the cadastral boundaries.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:02
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: mean high water spring (MHWS); tide; tidal boundaries; Cleveland Bay; mangroves; mudflats
Fields of Research (2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090906 Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090799 Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410402 Environmental assessment and monitoring
40 ENGINEERING > 4013 Geomatic engineering > 401306 Surveying (incl. hydrographic surveying)
40 ENGINEERING > 4011 Environmental engineering > 401199 Environmental engineering not elsewhere classified

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