Cadastre QLD Transformation
In the coming years, we will transform Queensland’s land, property and addressing information systems.
The Cadastre QLD Transformation project aims to deliver a secure collaborative digital environment where users can easily access, improve and share accurate land, property and addressing information. This digital environment will gradually grow over time, providing significant economic benefits for Queensland.
We have gathered information to inform the development of a future cadastral, geodetic and addressing environment for Queensland. With this information, we have developed a series of conceptual models depicting Queensland's future digital environment and will share these with stakeholders throughout 2018.
Our future environment
The future digital environment will enable users to:
- access highly accurate land, property and addressing information that’s connected to the correct coordinate framework
- take existing data, update it and reload it for other users
- view land and property features in 3D to obtain a more compelling representation of rights, restrictions and responsibilities
- increase productivity by automating workflows and removing unnecessary processes.
Preparing our digital data
We intend to capture data from selected paper survey plans into LandXML and store the digital file in a data repository for future access. We can then use this data as a foundation to create a numeric cadastre and improve the spatial accuracy of the current Digital Cadastral Database (DCDB) in the short-term.
Digital capture operating model and trial
We have appointed an organisation to help define a digital capture operating model. The model will be based on what has been trialled in New South Wales and Victoria, but modified to suit Queensland's needs and objectives.
CIF files in LandXML will be the preferred digital format as it is the nationally agreed format for ePlan and widely used in other jurisdictions.
The organisation will conduct a trial of the capture process before 1 July 2018. This will involve capturing a small number of paper survey plans. We have chosen a sample set of plans for the trial and have begun work to define the business and validation rules that will inform the quality assurance and validation processes.
The trial will also identify opportunities for process improvement, which will help inform the operating model and any future multi-year digital capture programs.
A key part of the current digital environment that requires transformation is the 'cadastre', which includes land boundaries, details of ownership, valuations, and supporting legislation.
One component is the digital cadastral dataset, which defines and records the location and extent of land parcels and is most often used to depict the rights, restrictions and responsibilities over land and water. The current dataset for Queensland can only display information in 2D format. We need to transform this to a 3D view in the new digital environment to better meet the needs of users that work in 3D (see below).
Surveying industry contribution
We would like to acknowledge the members and organisations of our surveying focus group (chaired by Peter Sippel, Veris) who contribute their time and expertise as part of this project.
- Bennett + Bennett
- Brazier Motti
- Department of Transport and Main Roads
- Downes Group
- Land Partners
- Land Solutions
- Logan City Council
- Mackay Regional Council
- Saunders Havill
- Schlencker Surveying
- University of Southern Queensland
- Wolter Consulting
Online lodgement of survey information
We are working with our surveying focus group and others in industry to understand what is required when lodging digital survey information with the department, including all survey plan types, 3D survey data, and survey control. This will help to shape the future digital environment.
Please contact us if you would like to be involved in this part of the project.
For more information about the Cadastre QLD Transformation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (07) 3330 4106.
Last reviewed 28 November 2018