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SPP-10 Plan Practices
Version 1 - 28/06/2018
1 Deposited Plan Types and Purposes (replaces SPPM Chapter 10.1)
1.1 Plan Type
There are only two recognised types of Deposited Plan:
- Freehold for Plans relating to land registered under the Transfer of Land Act 1893
- Crown for Plans prepared for the purposes of the Land Administration Act 1997. Plan Types.
The ‘Type’ panel on the Deposited Plan should record either Freehold or Crown. Where a Plan contains both Crown and Freehold land the Plan Type is generally determined from the following criteria:
- DPLH/Lands made an instruction for the Plan to be prepared and a DPLH file reference exists then the Plan type is Crown. A Crown Land amalgamation (with adjoining Freehold land) is an exception to this rule – the Plan Type in this case is Freehold. (See Specific Plan Purposes Section 2.)
- If the Plan is prepared for private purposes, then the Plan type is Freehold.
1.2 Plan Purposes
The ‘Purpose’ panel on the Deposited Plan should record the purpose of the Plan. Only one purpose can be recorded per Plan (except for sole subject roads that require a Crown Land Title to be prepared– refer ‘Acquisition’ below).
Allowable Plan purposes include:
- SubdivisionA Plan that will lead to the creation of new Titles (excluding the other ‘purpose’ categories below). Refer also to Plan Approval Requirements Sections 2 and 3.Except for land acquisitions under the LAA, road widenings that require a balance lot to be depicted on the Plan are to be regarded as having a purpose of ‘Subdivision’. Road widenings that automatically dedicate do not require a lot number.
- AcquisitionThe taking of interests in land for public purposes (usually roads) under part 9 of the LAA requires a plan with a purpose of ‘acquisition’. See section 2 of Chapter 11 (Specific Plan Purposes) of the Survey and Plan Practice Manual.
- Crown Land AmalgamationWhere the sole purpose of a Plan is for the amalgamation of Crown Land with Freehold Land. See section 2 of Chapter 11 (Specific Plan Purposes) of the Survey and Plan Practice Manual. The Plan type must be shown as Freehold.
- RoadMost roads will now be created on Plans of subdivision but where a road is being created within a large tract of Crown land it may still be possible to have a road as the sole subject of a Plan. The purpose of such a Plan is ‘Road’ except where there is a need to create a Crown Land Title for the road parcel – the Plan Purpose in these situations is ‘Acquisition (Road)’.
- Road ClosureThis Plan Purpose is used when the only purpose of the Plan is to close a dedicated or private road.
- Vesting in the CrownWhere it is necessary for a section 152 of the P&D Act lot or lots to be the sole subject of a Plan, the Purpose of that Plan should be recorded as ‘Vesting in the Crown’.
- ConversionFor Titles to be created an unambiguous ‘lot on Plan’ parcel identifier (PI) is required. There are many parcels in the current system that do not meet this basic requirement and to allow Titles to be created for those parcels Conversion Plans need to be prepared. For example, balance lots created by subdivisions (not road widenings) and lots created by sketches on transfer will require Conversion Plans.Due to the high volume of Conversion Plans prepared by Landgate for SmartRegister purposes such plans may not necessarily always meet the normal drafting standards. As a minimum, Conversion Plans prepared by Landgate will match the standard of the paper title sketches. Landgate no longer prepares such plans.A Conversion Plan is to be prepared by a surveyor if an owner urgently requires a balance Title for land still held on a paper Title. (See Plan Approval Requirements Section 5) Conversion Plans prepared outside of Landgate must be drafted on a standard form to the same standard as subdivisional DPs, certified by a licensed surveyor and Examined by Landgate. (See Specific Plan Purposes Section 10.)Plans with a Purpose of ‘Conversion’ are also required for applications to bring land under the TLA.
- RedefinitionCrown ‘Redefinition’ Plans may be required where:
- subsequent repegs of Crown land reveal large differences with the original survey, or
- the condition of the original graphic has deteriorated.
- Freehold ‘Redefinition’ Plans include:
- Possessory Title applications, or
- plans associated with applications under sections 159 (see Survey Guidelines Section 16) and 170 (see Surveys of Water Boundaries Section 7) of the TLA.
- Interest‘Interest Only’ Plans are to be lodged by surveyors where documents lodged to register a new interest or amend an existing interest refer to a spatial extent depicted on a Deposited Plan. Generally, all interests that are to be registered over part of the land in a Title require a Deposited Plan to define the spatial extent. The only exceptions to this principle are:
- Freehold Leases
- Simple ‘bore’ easements between neighbours.
‘Statutory’ Plans are used:
- To facilitate actions under various statutes in reference to particular areas of land. They do not affect tenure but impose conditions or lift constraints on the subject of the Plan.
- For ‘Notices of Intention to Take’.
- For administrative boundaries and these boundaries can be of a temporary nature exempting an area for 1 day from restrictions under law that would not allow the proposed activities to take place. Examples of a more permanent nature include definitions of Port Authority areas, custom areas, off-road vehicle areas, shire and rating area.
- Where the nature of the administrative process does not justify the expense of survey and marking.
2 Plan Heading (replaces SPPM Chapter 10.2)
A description of all new tenure created by a Deposited Plan is to be shown in the heading panel labelled ‘PLAN OF’. If new lots, roads, easements or covenants are being created they must be included in the heading.
- Note: New interests and notifications being created by document only are NOT shown in the heading. Existing interests being brought forward are not to be included in the heading. See plan example 51.
3 Local Government and Locality (replaces SPPM Chapter 10.6)
The local government and locality of the land under survey is to be shown.
4 Former Tenure (replaces SPPM Chapter 10.7)
Where the subject land is only one parcel involving only one Title then, in the space labelled ‘Former Tenure’ in the Plan Title block, show the former tenure in a ‘lot on Plan’ format together with the Certificate of Title volume and folio number.
Plans involving more than one parent lot or Title are to include a table (see Table 10.1 below and plan example 1) showing all the new land parcels created together with the respective former tenure for those lots, the parent survey plan and the relevant Certificate of Title volume and folio numbers (a requirement for searching Landgate’s image system).
Table 10.1: Example of Former Tenure Table
PT LOT 4495
PT LOT 4495
Roads and road widenings that automatically dedicate on approval of the Plan are only to be included in the Former Tenure Table if they comprise any whole existing Title/s that are to totally disappear when the Plan is approved. Where a road or road widening automatically dedicates as a result of a subdivision of a single lot/Title, the former tenure is shown in the ‘Former Tenure Box’ as a whole lot (refer to plan example 4). Otherwise, where multiple former lots/Titles are involved in a subdivision the affected former lot/s are shown as parts in the ‘Former Tenure Table’. (See plan example 15.)
Where a subdivision involves land in a Plan for which a Title has not been issued as yet, the Former Tenure Table should see the previous lot/s on Plan only. The ‘Title’ column in the table is to be left blank.
4.1 Depiction of Part Lots in Former Tenure
To allow most of the existing lots described as part lots (as a result of road excisions, etc.) to be captured as digital titles it was necessary for them to be captured as whole lot Titles endorsed with an exclusion notation (e.g. ‘excludes road shown on CP1234’). These same lots were also converted en masse in the spatial database to be shown as whole lots.
New Deposited Plans should show these lots (ie. former part lots that have been captured as whole lots) as whole lots in the former tenure box/table.
Those part lots that have not been, or could not be captured should be shown as ‘Pt’ lots in the former tenure table.
4.2 Dual Numbering of Crown Plans and Diagrams
Surveyors encountering dual numbered Plans must only use the new Deposited Plan number in the Former Tenure Box or Table. See Searching Landgate Records Section 5.
5 Field Records (replaces SPPM Chapter 10.9)
The ‘FIELD RECORDS’ section contains the field record numbers that are relevant to the survey that defines the subject land. In the case of a compiled plan then the notation ‘COMPILED’ should be used instead of the FB number.
For Special Survey Areas the field records listed in this section of the title block should be the ‘re-establishment and control’ field books for the subdivision. For subdivisions within SSAs, it is not necessary to include a field record if the survey has been carried out using only existing permanent marks within the SSA.
6 Surveyor's Certificate (replaces SPPM Chapter 10.11)
The surveyor must ensure the Surveyor's Certificate (Reg 54 or Compiled) is signed on all Deposited Plans.
The responsibility for the entirety of the plan resides with the signing Licensed Surveyor (see Notice to Surveyors 01/2007- from the Land Surveyors Licensing Board).
6.1 Survey Firm
Surveyors are to show Survey Firm information (telephone number and email address). This will assist Landgate in any contact required with the Surveyor or firm and ensure that In Order for Dealings Copies of Deposited Plans are returned to correct firms.
Date .........................Signed .................................(Licensed Surveyor)
7 In Order for Dealings/ Approved (replaces SPPM Chapter 10.13)
The processes for ‘Plan In Order For Dealings’ and ‘APPROVED’ are the same for both Crown and Freehold Plans.
When a Plan is made ‘In Order For Dealings’ a list of all actions necessary for Titles to issue is inserted in that panel by the Plan Examiner.
The annotation ‘Reg 26A’ or ‘Reg 21(1)’ shall be shown within the ‘Approved’ panel if the Plan is subject to those particular regulations. ‘Reg 26A’ refers to special surveys carried out under general regulation 26A. ‘Reg 21(1)’ refers to special Crown surveys carried out under regulation 21 of the Land Administration Regulations 1998.
7.1 Plans for Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority
Previously, land under the control of various Redevelopment Authorities was administered under separate legislation e.g. Midland Redevelopment Act 1999. New legislation, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority Act 2011, has been enacted creating one authority for land controlled by various Redevelopment Authorities. When dealing with Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority land, the Planning Approval section of the Deposited Plan Mask should be shown as below:
Hon. MINISTER FOR PLANNING
Under Sec. 20 of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority Act
Hon. MINISTER FOR PLANNING DATE
8 Total Area (replaces SPPM Chapter 10.15)
The ‘total area’ for Crown surveys is to be shown within the graphic area of the new Plan form.
9 Easements (replaces SPPM Chapter 10.16)
Easements, Covenants, Notifications and Other Interests covers the practices related to the presentation of both Crown and Freehold easements.
10 Section 152 of the P & D Act Vesting Land (replaces SPPM Chapter 10.17)
If one or more land parcels of the subject land are to vest in the Crown, a notation quoting the lot number, lot usage and section 152 is shown on the Plan. This notation should be placed in the ‘Schedule of Interests and Notifications’. (See Easements, Covenants, Notifications and Other Interests Section 1.) The land usage is also noted within the lot itself. (See plan example 33 and 32.)
Surveyors are advised that plans of subdivisions subject to a proposed reserve under section 152 of the P&D Act must depict the purpose on the plan exactly as described in the WAPC condition for subdivisional approval.
Any clarification or interpretation of a vesting purpose is to be referred to the WAPC. Also see Appendix 8.
Section 167 P & D Act Easements (old section 27A of the TP&D Act) are the only accepted interests over vesting land. Easements in gross to private companies - e.g. Wang/Parmelia - gas pipelines, restrictive covenants caveats and mortgages are unacceptable and must be removed.
Where Planning conditions require lots to be transferred to the Crown for purposes other than those covered under section 152 a notation is to be shown in the Interests & Notifications table on the plan stating LOT... TO BE TRANSFERRED TO THE CROWN... for a specific purpose. This notation should be placed in the comments column of the ‘Schedule of Interests and Notifications’ (refer). Easements, Covenants, Notifications and Other Interests Section 14deals with easements and covenants over vesting land.
11 Original Crown Allotment Boundaries on Freehold Plans (replaces SPPM Chapter 10.19)
The bringing forward of original Crown allotment boundaries onto Freehold Plans is not required unless a depth limitation in the original Crown Grant (see General Drafting Practices Section 45) or some other spatial element affecting the parent Title (e.g. a notification) needs to be identified.
Where a depth limit from a Crown Grant applies to only part of a new Freehold lot the extent of the original Crown allotment that forms part or the whole of the subject of the Plan must be shown. If all the subject land for a Plan has the same depth limitation the original Crown allotment boundaries need not be shown.
On plan example 7, Nelson Location 4495 has a depth limit of 60.96 metres and its extent relative to that Plan is shown in the normal manner. The original Crown boundaries for Location 3880 are not shown (except where it abuts Location 4495) because it has no depth limit.
On plan example 20, Esperance lot 2080 (a Crown grant in trust) has a depth of 12.19 metres and so the original boundary is shown through the new lot 110
12 Plan Notations (replaces SPPM Chapter 10.20)
12.1 Common Notations
The following are common notations used on Plans:
- COMPILED FROM P....., D.....,DP……., FB ......, C/T .........
- LIMITED IN DEPTH TO …….. METRES AS TO LOT ……. ONLY
- DATUM FOR LEVELS - AHD (SSM........ .)
- CALCULATED DIMENSIONS DERIVED IN ACCORDANCE WITH EXECUTIVE MINUTE 10/92
- CALCULATED DIMENSIONS DERIVED IN ACCORDANCE WITH EXECUTIVE MINUTE 17/90
- CALCULATED DIMENSIONS DERIVED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SURVEY REGISTRATION MINUTE 1/98.
- EASEMENT CASEMENT CALCULATED FROM CENTRELINE TRAVERSE.
12.2 Special Conditions
Where special conditions for survey exist a notation shall be shown to indicate these conditions.
General regulation 26A or LAA regulation 21(1) notations can be as follows:
- CENTRELINE/TRAVERSE SURVEY, NO CLEARING OR TRENCHING ON BOUNDARIES
- INTERMEDIATE MARKING OVER 250 METRES
- DIMENSIONS DERIVED FROM GPS OBSERVATIONS
- HWM DERIVED FROM GPS OBSERVATIONS
- HWM BASED ON AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY _____________Date
- HWM DERIVED FROM SCDB _________________Date
- BOUNDARIES COMPLETELY UNMARKED BUT RELATED TO THE SSM’S (Note: Used for surveys under the “26A ROADS (OPEN) GUIDELINES)
- SURVEYED IN ACCORDANCE WITH GUIDELINES FOR ROADS THROUGH STATE FOREST (Note: Used for surveys under the “26A ROADS (FOREST) GUIDELINES)
An appropriate alternative notation can be used for any other unique circumstance, the notation ‘Reg 26A’ or ‘Reg21(1)’ is to be shown in the approval panel of the Title Block.
All compiled Plans with calculated boundaries must comply with Operational Directives (subject to Reg 21(1)). Notations for these plans will be ‘Calculated Dimensions Derived in Accordance with Executive Minute ……..’
13 Plan Amendments (replaces SPPM Chapter 10.22)
Table 10-2: Example of ‘Amendment Schedule’
Lot 51 added-
Plan Examination Requirements
Survey Sheets added
Survey Sheets (being sheets…..) now Lodged
Amendment Approved (SMITH STREET changed to BROWN ROAD)
Inspector of Plans and Surveys
13.1 Replacement Plans
A replacement Plan, with version control, is required for any amendment to a Plan. Amendments include any changes to the Plan instigated by the surveyor or Landgate Examination Requirements.
Also a new CSD File is required with replacement Plans where the surveyor has amended lot boundaries or added / amended Easement details.
Replacement of hardcopy Deposited Plans is to be a digital version. Any amendments to Plans lodged prior to the introduction of Deposited Plans require cancellation of the superseded Plan and lodgement of a new digital Deposited Plan.
Landgate will not carry out any amendments to Plans.
13.2 Schedule for Replacement and Amendments to Deposited Plans throughout the Examination Process
Refer to Transfer of Land Regulations 2004.
Table 10-3: Version Change and Scanning Requirements for Plans
Plan lodged (Stamped Subject To Material Change)
Any change to plan initiated by surveyor prior to or during examination
Substance* of plan amended as a result of examination or compliance with a requisition
Amendments to Plan requested by Surveyor after certified correct
In Order for Dealings
- Addition of Survey Sheets (SSA only)
Any change after IOFD
Changes on Plan Approval
(e.g. Doc No. added)
Changes post Approval
Replacement Survey Sheets
- Post Approval
13.3 Examination Amendment Table
Version- 2 (History of versions not required).
Amendment- statement to be “Examination Requirements”.
Authorised By- the name of the surveyor only is required (signature not required)- name of firm or drafting contractor not required.
Plan Examination Required
14 Authority for Correction of Errors on Plans after Plan Approved (replaces SPPM Chapter 10.23)
The schedule below sets out the policy of the Commissioner of Titles on Plan amendments after they have been approved by the Inspector of Plans and Surveys or an Authorised Land Officer.
- Extent of Correction for Areas and Distances
s. 155 of the TLA
Increasing Area – no impact on any other lot; subject to 1(a)(ii) and 1(a)(iii)
No more than 0.2%
s.155 of the TLA
Increase or decrease of distance of a boundary 40 metres or less
50mm or less
s.155 of the TLA
Increase or decrease of distance of a boundary over 40 metres
0.2% or less
Increase in area or length with no impact on any other lot
1% or less
IPS or Officer appointed under S.18 of Licensed Surveyors Act
Increase in area or length with no impact on any other lot
5% or less
Reduction in area or length of lot not within Perth CBD
1% or less
Any other amendments
Deputy/Commissioner of Titles
- Correction of Angles- Authority to amend governed by the effect of the extent of correction on areas or boundary lengths (see 1 above).
- Correction of Tables and Endorsements (Other Than Area or Dimensions)-
Formal ‘Direction to Amend’ by the Deputy/Commissioner of Titles is required for amendments to easements, covenants and notifications etc. shown on a plan/diagram.
- Other Corrections
Miss-spelt or incorrect road name
Transposed or incorrect parcel identifier
Legal Officer to sign and date file, IPS or Officer appointed under S.18 of Licensed Surveyors Act to sign plan
Other notations/stamps/data on plans
Refer to Manager Cadastral Subdivisions and Deputy/Commissioner of Titles for instructions
This schedule does not deal with corrections to graphics on paper Certificates of Title that may be necessary after correction of the relevant Plan.
15 Cancellations (replaces SPPM Chapter 10.24)
Cancellation of Crown Plans is under the direction of DPLH/Lands and certified accordingly by an ALO.
For various reasons, existing Freehold Plans occasionally need to be cancelled. There are two main instances when freehold plans are requested to be cancelled:
- Type A - if a land owner has had a subdivision carried out and then decides that the subdivision should not proceed (providing it is prior to dealing being lodged) a written request signed by the land owner to the ‘Inspector of Plans and Surveys’ is required, to allow cancellation
- Type B - if a surveyor carries out a subdivision and the land being subdivided is the subject of a Plan that has not been dealt on, then this superseded Plan must either be dealt on or cancelled. If the cancellation option is chosen, the Surveyor’s Report can be used to request cancellation of the redundant Plan. It should be noted that if a surveyor is aware that the land to be subdivided is to be the subject of a cancellation the Former Tenure Table should not reflect details of the Plan to be cancelled.
For Type A cancellations, any authority that has an interest that would have been automatically created on plan approval has to provide consent to the cancellation. This does not include the automatic creation of roads or road widenings.
On receipt of a cancellation request, the Plan is prepared for cancellation, is cancelled by the Inspector of Plans and Surveys and SmartPlan is updated to show a status of ‘Cancelled’. All relevant authorities are notified of the cancellation if the Plan has been endorsed by WAPC.
A fee is charged by Landgate for the cancellation of a Plan and payment is required before the plan will be cancelled.
- Landgate will send an account and a copy of the Plan showing cancellation to the person who requested the cancellation.
- Note: Plans cannot be cancelled once Dealings have been accepted.
There are also specific provisions in section 70 of the STA relating to the payment of deposits and how they must be dealt with if a relevant building has not been completed and strata titled when the contract is signed.
SPP-14 Easements Covenants Notifications and other Interests
Version 1 – 01/08/2018
SPP-16 Digital Data Requirements
Version 1 - 01/08/2018
1. Digital Data (replaces SPPM Chapter 16.1)
Digital Data is an electronic record of a survey.
Regulation 3 of the Transfer of Land (Surveys) Regulation 1995 requires that Digital Data must accompany every survey plan and survey-strata plan lodged in Landgate.
The data must be supplied in the format specified by the Inspector of Plans and Surveys.
Such digital information is to be regarded as being part of the Plan for the purpose of certification by the surveyor under the general regulations.
Cadastral Survey Data (CSD) file format version 2.0 is the specified standard for format of digital data. Refer to the Cadastral Survey Data (CSD) User Guide (Survey and Plans Practice Manual Appendix 5) to assist in the compiling of (CSD) files.
2. CSD File Requirements (replaces SPPM Chapter 16.2)
2.1 Polygons on Plan
All polygons on the Plan including Surrounds, Easements and portion only Covenants and Notifications burdening and benefiting land within the Plan are to be included in the file (A surround polygon is required for a one lot plan). If the subject of the survey is split into 3 sections then 3 surround polygons are required.
To ensure roads are depicted correctly in Landgate’s spatial systems, road polygons must be created in CSD files to the full extent of each road name (including truncations) that appears on the Plan.
Roads are to be captured in segments in the digital file; as determined by the connections across the roads shown on the plan. Each segment must have the correct road name and be fully dimensioned with angles and distances.
Road names must not be abbreviated (e.g. Use ‘John Street’ not ‘John St’). This also applies to the road names in the street addresses attached to lots in the CSD files.
2.3 Distances and Angles
All the distances and angles on Plans, including those that define interests (e.g. easements) or subject to Executive/Survey Registration Minutes, are to be shown as ‘measured’ and to be given attributes of ‘surveyed measured’ for distances and ‘measured’ for angles in the CSD file; even if the field record shows them as calculated from offsets or radiations. That is, the ‘measured’ attribute is to be used for all boundary dimensions on a plan regardless of whether it is directly measured, derived from eccentric measurements or calculated from missing element solutions eg lost corner restoration.
The above also applies to eFB_CSD files complementing SSA Survey Sheets.
2.4 Lot Areas
Lot areas in CSD file to be same as Plan and field record.
2.5 Changes after lodgement
All requested changes to plans of surveys after lodgement will require the lodgement of a new CSD file reflecting the changes. These include:
- excisions & additions of lots
- changes to dimensions, angles etc.
- addition of easements
2.6 Three Dimensional Polygons
Three dimensional polygons do not currently require a vertical component to be captured.
3. CSD File Requirement Examples (replaces SPPM Chapter 16.4)
3.1 Point To Point Capture
As per example below:
- When Capturing surround polygon use points 1 to 10 inclusive
- When Capturing lot 33, use points 6, 7, 8,9,11, 12
Figure 16.1: Point to Point Capture
3.2 Original Dimensions
As per example below:
- Original boundaries (lines) on Plans have attributes of ‘surveyed’ not ‘unsurveyed’
- Original angles and distances on Plans have attributes of ‘measured’ not ‘calculated’
Figure 16.2: Original Dimensions
3.3 Easements, Covenants and Notifications
To assist in depicting easements and other spatial interests within Landgate’s spatial systems surveyors are requested to use the following procedures when capturing such polygons in CSD files:
- All Easement and portion only Covenant and Notification polygons burdening and benefiting land within cadastral lots depicted on a new Deposited Plan are to be captured in a CSD file using the polygon type ‘Easement’ or ‘Easement or Interest’ or ‘Interest’ depending on the version of the application used to create the CSD file.
- Easement points (e.g. points 7 to 14 inclusive, 13.8.14 in Figure 16-3) must now be intersected on cadastral boundaries when capturing the surround and lots (e.g. lots 500 & 501 on the sketch).
- The easement points for any new or existing easement must have attributes of ‘surveyed’ and have ‘Point Codes’ (i.e. ‘pnthormethod’ attribute) ‘T’, Traverse Adjustment, in the point records.
- The lines of all easement polygons (old or new) are to have attributes of ‘surveyed’ and have ‘Line Codes’ (i.e. ‘distderiv’ attribute) ‘M’, Measured.
- The ‘line type’ attributes used for lines of easement polygons are to be as follows:
- ’R’, Cadastral Road – where the easement line coincides with a road boundary (e.g. line 7-8 on the sketch).
- ‘I’, Cadastral Internal – where the easement line coincides with an internal cadastral boundary (e.g. lines 9-10, 11-5, 5-6, 13-5 & 14-6 on the sketch).
- ‘E’, Easement – where the easement line does not coincide with a cadastral boundary (e.g. line 14-13, 13-12, 12-11, 8-9 & 10-7 on the sketch).
- The ‘Angle Codes’ (i.e. the ‘angderiv’ attributes) for angles of all easement polygons (old or new) are to have attributes of ‘measured’.
- Where Deposited Plans are amended following lodgement at Landgate by the addition or deletion of easements, Landgate Officers will apply discretion on whether a replacement CSD file from the surveyor is required.
Figure 16.3: Easements, Covenants and Notifications
3.4 Interest Only Plans
To enable the correct positioning of the easement on the lodged layer, the CSD file must include at least 3 connections (angles and distances) between the easement and the cadastral corners (bends)
Figure 16.4 below illustrates the requirements. The connections 2-8 and 3-6 as well as 1-7 and 4-5 are required.
Figure 16.4: Interest Only Plans
3.5 Split Surrounds and Lots
Split surround polygons are to be captured as separate polygons linked by a traverse, both being labelled surround and are to be captured as separate polygons using same lot number, except when real world coordinates are used.
Capture Method (see Figure 16-5):
- Surround using points 1 to 7 inclusive.
- Traverse in points 3, 8 & 9 (to create a link to the separate polygon).
- Surround using points 9 to 13 inclusive.
- Lot 14 using points 1, 2, 3, 4 & 7.
- Lot 8 using points 4, 5, 6 & 7.
- Lot 14 using points 9 to 13 inclusive.
Figure 16.5: Split Surrounds and Lots
3.6 Tie to Existing Cadastral Corner
This allows accurate positioning of the survey.
Capture Method (see Figure 16-6):
- Surround using points 1 to 4 inclusive.
- Lot 723 using points 1 to 4 inclusive.
- Traverse to point 5.
Figure 16.6: Tie to Existing Cadastral Corner
3.7 Water Feature (Topographic String)
Where a water boundary is not being defined by survey and it is the lot boundary the Topographic string is not required. Only show a construct line with angles, joining the end points and amend the area to agree with the Plan (being balance area of C/T).
SPP-17 Lodgement Procedures
Version 1 – 13/03/2018
1 Manual Lodgement Procedure for Deposited Plans (replaces SPPM Chapter 17.1)
Manual lodgement of Deposited Plans is no longer acceptable. All Deposited Plans must now be lodged electronically. Appendix 6 (APX-06) provides guidelines on the preparation and lodgement of electronic plans.
2 Lot Synchronisation (replaces SPPM Chapter 17.2)
From 1 June 2010, after a successful trial period, Landgate has allowed the lodgement of Deposited Plans and Strata/Survey – Strata Plans using the Lot Synchronisation (Lot Sync) process.
Lot Sync reduces the processing time for the issue of new Certificates of Title. This is achieved by using earlier lodgement of registration documents, parallel processing and different timing points when examining the Plan and examining the documents. To provide an opportunity for all developers, Landgate is also including into the process Plans not requiring Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) endorsement.
Lot Sync has been initiated by Landgate as part of its commitment to improve the supply and availability of land to market. It is intended to align Landgate with other agencies, utilities and stakeholders with regard to the registration of new lots. Using the Lot Sync process to lodge a Plan ensures Certificates of Title will be issued as close as possible to the WAPC endorsement date for the plan of subdivision.
Lot Sync is voluntary and is intended as an alternative method for parties to lodge Plans and documents; it does not replace the current lodgement process.
Lot Sync is only applicable in cases where the documents are lodged before the plan is ‘In Order for Dealings’.
2.1 Lot Sync Business Process
When lodging Plans using Lot Sync, all registration documents (except for the production of the duplicate certificate of title) must be lodged within 10 working days after the Plan is lodged. The duplicate certificate of title must be produced prior to the Plan being placed ‘In Order for Dealings’.
If there is any non-compliance with the rules the Plan will not be examined using Lot Sync and the documents will not be examined until the Plan is ‘In Order for Dealings’.
2.2 Lot Sync Rules
2.2.1 Lodgement of Plans
- “Lot Sync” must be ticked on the NLR-P Lodge Plan Information screen
- For Strata Plans, all relevant and available forms must also be submitted at Plan lodgement.
- All required registration documents, including the Application for Title, to complete the issue of titles by the Registrar must be lodged at Landgate within 10 working days of the Plan lodgement.
- A signed letter of acknowledgement for the document registration date must also be submitted by the lodging party. (See section 2.5 Change of Date Letter Template below.)
- The normal lodgement fees for both Plans and registration documents will be applied.
- Any Plan and registration document errors will be subject to the regulated requisition fees.
2.2.2 Lodgement of Registration Documents
2.4 Subdivisional Plan– Lot Sync Process
2.5 Change of Date Letter Template
I ……………………………………… am the (Solicitor/Settlement Agent) for the applicant. I have authority to make and to authorise on behalf of such persons the following amendment.
I acknowledge that the registration date for the documents necessary to issue Certificates of Title and any following documents for DP ………………….. will be altered to concur with the yet to be established ‘In Order for Dealings’ date of the said Deposited Plan.
3 Electronic Lodgement of Deposited Plans (replaces SPPM Chapter 17.3)
ePlans prepared in accordance with the guidelines at Appendix 6 (APX-06) must be lodged in NLR-P.
4 Electronic Lodgement of Field books (replaces SPPM Chapter 17.4)
Surveyors must lodge field records at Landgate electronically in NLR-P in accordance with the guidelines at Appendix 6 (APX-06).
Surveyors are advised that Deposited Plans lodged with Landgate that require a field book will not be examined until the field book has also been lodged. Plans without the necessary field book(s) will lose priority and be given a status of “Stopped”.
5 Two-year Certificate (replaces SPPM Chapter 17.5)
Where a Plan is not lodged within two years from the time of ground marking then a ‘Two Year Certificate’ is required (see regulation 53A of the Licensed Surveyors (General Surveying Practice) Regulations 1961) to certify that the survey has been inspected and that all marks have been verified.
The letter should be addressed to the Inspector of Plans and Surveys and accompany the Plan when it is lodged.
6 Countersigned Certificate (replaces SPPM Chapter 17.6)
Where a certifying surveyor is not eligible to verify Plans, the Plans must be countersigned by an ‘Eligible Surveyor’ before they can be lodged. The Certificate to be shown on the Plan is included at Plan Practices Section 12. See plan example 49.
7 Crown Survey/Drafting Contract (replaces SPPM Chapter 17.7)
The flowchart below (Figure 1) details the Crown Survey/Drafting contract process from the planning stage through the issue of the contract, lodgement, registration and the examination/validation process.
The survey/drafting contract is issued giving instructions as to the locality of, and the requirements for survey, as well as details for graphic presentation. Another form listing ‘Crown Drafting requirements’ and ‘Additional Notes’ is also provided with the instructions.
Surveyors are requested to notify the Central Issuing Office (Survey Coordination), Land Use Management, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, if they are unable to comply with the completion date shown on the Face Sheet.
A Plan Approval Requirements Sheet/Ministerial Order Sheet will be issued with each contract. This sheet will list consents required for the removal of constraints to Plan approval along with Ministerial Orders for the disposal of subject lands.
Any subsequent contact with Landgate, with regard to further direction for the survey or preparation of the graphic, should be the subject of the surveyor’s report, detailed on the Survey/Drafting Instructions.
Surveyors should address any land management issues affecting the survey and consult with Central Issuing Office (Survey Coordination), Land Use Management, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, if necessary.
Responsible for land management issues, application approvals and survey recommendations
- CENTRAL ISSUING OFFICE (CIO) - Survey Co-ordinator
1. Ascertains client and Departmental requirements
2. Researches survey requirements
3. Lists graphic requirements
4. Generic lot number 0 range allocated
5. Ascertains legal constraints to plan approval
6. Issues Survey/Drafting contract
7. Updates PROMPT
- SURVEY FIRM (CONTRACTOR)
1. Effects survey and liaises to resolve any anomalies
(including land management issues)
2. Organises drafting whether “in house” or to private drafting firm
3. Surveyor validates survey, graphic and digital data
4. Surveyor signs certificate(s) on plan
5. Field book, plan, digital data, survey report form, Surveyor’s self-assessment lodgement form, survey information and account lodged with CIO, DPLH. Electronic field books (EFB) to be lodged directly with Landgate. See Appendix 6.
- CENTRAL ISSUING OFFICE (CIO) - Survey Co-ordinator
1. Ensures information received satisfies contract requirements
2. Submits field book to Landgate for lodgement
3. Validates and authorizes payment of account
4. Updates PROMPT
5. Pay lodgement fees
6. Sends copy of lodgement receipt and clearances to WAPC.
7. Forwards case for processing
1. Authorises Plan lodgement and registration
2. Examinations plan
3. Validates Certification Requirements Sheet
4. Requisition for errors (where necessary – plan stopped)
5. Drafting amendments by contractor (when necessary)
6. Plan certified ‘In order for dealings’
Figure 1: Crown Survey/Drafting Contract Process
8 Search Information (replaces SPPM Chapter 17.8)
A complete search for a Crown survey/drafting contract shall include the following:
- Extract from Spatial Viewer and print of Public Plan if necessary;
- All Survey Index Plans (including imperial Key Sheets if applicable);
- All survey plans (including their Title Blocks) and relevant titles;
- Field notes, and
- Any other relevant data and its source e.g. Geographic Names.
Upon lodgement, the survey information must comprise a clearly indexed copy of the SIP along with sequential copies of Plans and field notes. This search is essential for the examination/validation process and poor quality information may be subject to a requisition. Survey information will be returned if requested.
9 Lodgement of Crown Plans (replaces SPPM Chapter 17.9)
On completion of a Crown survey/drafting contract, the surveyor (or agent) presents the following to the Survey Coordinator, CIO, State Land Services.
- Field book (Electronic Field Books lodged directly with Landgate).
- Survey Plan (ePlan for lodging at Landgate).
- Digital Data - separate file for each Plan with the file name noted in pencil on the Plan, in CSD format on a CD-ROM.
- Full search information.
- Account or copy of account (as applicable).
The Survey Co-ordinator:
- Assesses the returned information for compliance with contractual requirements
- Verifies surveyor’s certification of the Plan and field book and Eligible Licensed Surveyor certification, if applicable.
- Lodges the field book with Landgate.
- Obtains CIO file.
- Authorises payment of account.
- Forwards the contract ‘case’ to Landgate for Plan lodgement and examination/validation. Pays plan lodgement fee.
SPP-21 Subdivision and Project Management Issues
1 Compiled Plans (replaces SPPM Chapter 21.1)
2 Subdivision Processes (replaces SPPM Chapter 21.2)
3 Crown Subdivisions (replaces SPPM Chapter 21.3)
- Subdivision and development of Crown land under section 27 of the LAA.
- Reservation of land parcels under section 41 of the LAA.
- Management, leasing, etc. of reserves under section 46 of the LAA.
- Redescription/Cancellation of ‘A’ Class reserves (excluding Conservation Parks, National Parks and ‘A’ Class nature reserves) via a Ministerial Order. Conservation Parks, National Parks and ‘A’ Class nature reserves still require a Reserves Bill.
- Redescription/Cancellation of other than ‘A’ Class reserves under section 51 of the LAA.
- Amendment of townsite boundary under section 26 of the LAA.
- Revestment of land - Freehold land acquired by the Crown, whether by transfer or acquisition (taking) or pursuant to other provisions such as those in the Local Government Act 1995 relating to forfeiture of land for non-payment of rates may be revested in the Crown under section 82 of the LAA (see section 243 of the TLA also).
4 Balance Lots and Project Management (replaces SPPM Chapter 21.4)
4.1 Stage Merging and Minimising Balance Lots (replaces SPPM Chapter 21.4.1)
4.2 Stage Jumping (replaces SPPM Chapter 21.4.2)
4.3 Applications for Balance Titles (replaces SPPM Chapter 21.5)
- A conversion Deposited Plan certified by a licensed surveyor reflecting the balance of the land as a whole new lot.
- Interests to be brought forward onto the Plan.
- CSD file to be lodged with the Plan.
5 Multiple Owner Subdivisions (replaces SPPM Chapter 21.6)
6 Land Acquisitions (replaces SPPM Chapter 21.7)
7 Crown Land Amalgamations (replaces SPPM Chapter 21.8)
8 Isolated Crown Surveys (replaces SPPM Chapter 21.9)
9 Lot Number Duplication (replaces SPPM Chapter 21.10)
- To eliminate the risk of a mistake in any dealing (by eliminating ambiguity) there must be no duplication between any of the lot numbers created on the Plan, the parent lots, any part lots remaining and any lots abutting the Plan
- In rural areas (or any other areas where the lot numbers may be used as street addresses) there should be no duplication of lot numbers in the same street or road within the same locality
- In urban areas, lot numbers are often used as the street addresses during house construction so the surveyor should avoid duplication of lot numbers in the same street within the same suburb.
10 Easement and Covenant Documents (replaces SPPM Chapter 21.11)
11 The Use of Restrictive Covenants/ Covenants to Control Access to Roads (replaces SPPM Chapter 21.12)
12 Field Records Lodged for Subdivisions that Do Not Proceed (replaces SPPM Chapter 21.13)
13 Gas Pipelines and New Subdivisions (replaces SPPM Chapter 21.14)
- Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas PipelineThe DBNGP corridor was established after the sale of the pipeline in 1998 and incorporated most of the previous gas pipeline easements held in the name of SECWA, Alinta Gas or the Gas Corporation. The Dampier to Bunbury Pipeline Act 1997 regulates the use of land within the DBNGP corridor and is relatively restrictive in its requirements.The Infrastructure Corridors section in the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) manages the DBNGP corridor and has, with Ministerial endorsement, established a policy of not creating additional easements or interests over land in the corridor. In terms of Plan production, this means it is highly unlikely a Plan presented showing an easement over the DBNGP corridor would be approved or any subsequent endorsement on the Title registered. Plans that impact on the DBNGP corridor land should show a gap in the easement, or right of carriageway, where they cross the DBNGP corridor. To facilitate legal access to that portion of land held in the DBNGP corridor the consent of the Minister is usually required.For further information on the requirements in relation to access, easements or the creation of interests in the DBNGP corridor, contact should be made with the Infrastructure Corridors section at DPLH via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Parmelia Pipeline
APX-05 Digital Data Format Specification Version 2.0
APX-06 Survey Practice Guidelines for the Preparation and Electronic Lodgement of Plans and Field Records
1.1 Lodging Deposited/Survey-Strata Plans and Field Records Electronically
1.2 Electronic Lodgement is Compulsory
1.3 Digital Signatures
2 Approved ePlan Format
2.1 Pre-allocated Plan Numbers
2.2 ePlans must be Vector and Text Based
2.3 Drafting within an ePlan
2.4 CSD File
3 Plan Templates and Digital Signatures
3.1 The ePlan Kit
3.2 Surveyor to Digitally Sign ePlans
3.3 Digital Signatures
3.4 An e Plan must not be Encrypted at the time of Lodgement
3.5 Backup Copies
4 Lodgement Process for ePlans and Field Records
4.1 Electronic Lodgement via NLR-Plan
4.1.1 DPLH Survey Instructions, Release Consent, Evidence of DPLH Advice, Road Name Approval, CSD Files, Road Name Approval – Exemption, Two Year Certificate, Initial Survey Certificate, WAPC Exemption (Sec. 6 P&D Act)
4.1.2 Survey Sheet
4.1.3 Additionals for Strata Plans Form 26, Form 3, Form 18, Form 35, Form 36, Form 38, Form 6, Form, BA12, Form BA
5 Approved Field Record Format
6 Surveyor’s Certificate on Field Records
7 Lodgement Process for Field Records
8 Retention of Records
APX-08 Reference for Interests and Notifications box as depicted on Plans
1 Easements, Covenants, Memorials & Other Interests
2 Vestings, Notifications & Memorials
- All information pertaining to Easements, Covenants, Memorials and Other Interests is found in the first table;
- All information pertaining to Vestings, Notifications and Memorials is found in the second table
Survey and Plan Practice Manual
The contents of the Practice Manual below will be incrementally migrated into the above Policy and Procedure Guides.
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