The identification of all rights, obligations, and restrictions on freehold land in South Australia

Mattsson, Bradley I (2015) The identification of all rights, obligations, and restrictions on freehold land in South Australia. [USQ Project]


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An effective land administration system (LAS) is a system encompassing institutional frameworks which services the needs of all forms of government, utilises the latest relevant technologies, delivers a variety of information and helps to serve the rights, obligations, and restrictions (RORs) associated with land.

Finding out where RORs apply, who they apply to, the reasoning behind their creation and if and how they can be changed is of great importance to land owners and the general public. This project aims to identify inefficiencies in the South Australian system for the searching of existing RORs on freehold parcels of land.

A comprehensive typology was adapted from previous research and applied to multiple case studies over freehold parcels of land in South Australia. All relevant information and data associated with existing RORs over the subject properties was collated to test the quality and relevance of the typology. During the collection of the ROR related details any difficulties encountered were noted for further discussion and clarification.

From the completed case studies several inefficiencies were identified including that extensive research and knowledge is required prior to completing a search, that a detailed typology is required to assist in completing a search, that there are numerous administrative bodies who act independently of each other, that administrative bodies often limit the details made readily available for searching on public registers and that both LASs and RORs are continuously evolving.

The typology was found to be efficient and practical for use throughout the completed case studies. The current land administration system in South Australia was found to have some inefficiencies and flaws; however, large scale reform does not appear to be required.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Spatial Science - Surveying project
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Campbell, Glenn
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 04:43
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016 04:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: Freehold land, South Australia, Rights, Obligations, Restrictions
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090906 Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4013 Geomatic engineering > 401306 Surveying (incl. hydrographic surveying)

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