The commercial implications of the NZ surveyor-general's rules for cadastral survey 2008

Cech, Samuel (2008) The commercial implications of the NZ surveyor-general's rules for cadastral survey 2008. [USQ Project]


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[Abstract]: Deregulation is happening around the world. Its aim is to promote market competition and lower compliance costs while providing a secure business environment. This dissertation examines New Zealand Government’s justifications for deregulating cadastral surveying and the commercial implications on the profession. Is anyone likely to benefit from the proposed changes? Will compliance costs decrease? Are ownership rights protected? Will land trading
remain safe?

Research into the background of New Zealand legislation is presented in first chapters followed by analysis of nineteen cadastral projects. These show that lack of boundary monumentation and witness mark densities will increase compliance costs.

The project also analyses costs that fall outside the example projects such as social implications and costs to the profession especially with the introduction of a new certification, which will result in the increase of public liability insurance for licensed cadastral surveyors.

Future studies could be done to design appropriate rules for cadastral surveying to ensure that there is a balance between maintaining the rights of property holders to have accurate surveys while ensuring that survey costs and
compliance are not so stringent as to warrant huge costs.

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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: 01 Oct 2009 05:24
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: New Zealand; cadastral surveys; cadastral planner; cadastral information system
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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