Proposal to incorporate volumetric (three dimensional) subdivisions in Victoria

O'Shea, Darren (2009) Proposal to incorporate volumetric (three dimensional) subdivisions in Victoria. [USQ Project]

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This project researched the development of three dimensional subdivisions in Victoria and analysed the current limitations by comparing it with legislation from other states. It then determined how current best practice from other states could be incorporated into
the current Victorian system.

Case studies of a similar nature were identified from both Victoria and Queensland to make comparisons on how the subdivisions were performed and their respective plans

Research has shown that currently, there is very little written with respect to three dimensional subdivisions outside of legislation in Victoria. There are only two sections within the legislation that refer to three dimensional subdivisions. The first refers to how buildings defined by boundaries can be defined and how they are to be shown, and the second specifies that an elevation, section or diagram must be used when lots lay in stratum. Lots can take any shape as legislation does not define any limitations, provided they can be mathematically defined, if not defined by structure.

Queensland and Western Australia were the only states that had legislation specifically written for three dimensional subdivisions outside of a standard building subdivision. Western Australia’s legislation was found to have more flexibility than Queensland.

It has been found that Victoria lacks examples of plan presentation types for three dimensional subdivisions in the Survey Practice Handbook 1997. Because no examples
exist, most surveyors are not aware of the options available to them, and continue to draw lots in plan and section format only, rather than an isometric view or another method that may be suitable.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Spatial Science (Surveying) project.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Supervisors: Campbell, Glenn
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2020 04:12
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2020 04:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: volumetric subdivisions; three-dimensional survey; Victoria
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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