Draft documents for public review and comment

From time to time, Roads and Maritime Services releases draft technical documents for public review and comment. Documents currently out for review are listed on this page.

Preservation of Surveying Infrastructure (POSI) resource pack

The unplanned destruction of Cadastral Marks and State Control has a devastating effect on the cadastral and spatial fabric of the State. Destruction can occur through new infrastructure developments, maintenance works and utility activities. It is important that processes are in place to:

  • identify and protect the marks; and
  • ensure that any destruction is planned, approved and controlled, otherwise fines can occur.

To assist the process, Roads and Maritime Services Surveyors and Land and Property Information Representatives have been collaborating to develop systems to better manage the process. The following documents are an interim measure and will assist in the preservation of the cadastre and the State Control network.



Following a recent state government restructure, the Land and Property Information Representatives are now located in the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) – Spatial Services Division.

It is likely that this information will be incorporated in the revision of several technical documents in the near future. If you have any queries, please contact:

Ray Gilmour
Manager Survey Certification & Compliance
02 8837 0422
Email: ray.gilmour@rms.nsw.gov.au
14 March 2017

IC-QA-G71 Draft Construction Survey Specification Edition 2 revision 0b

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading its specification for construction surveys.

After initial consultation and drafting, the final draft is now available for comments and feedback from stakeholders involved in the delivery of survey construction services.

This revision includes changes to the following:

  • includes the following surveying activities:
  • provision for a Roads and Maritime technical representative to assist the principal contractor with mitigating risks associated with the release of surveying hold points.
  • The number of hold points has increased to included new clauses and some hold points are modified to ensure compliance with surveying legislation.
    • Preservation of survey infrastructure
    • Machine guidance used in construction
    • Utility location surveys.

A copy of the draft specification is available from the link below.

Roads and Maritime will collate and consider comments and feedback for inclusion in the final document. Comments and feedback will close on 31 October 2017.

Please email your comments or feedback to:  techinfo@rms.nsw.gov.au

If you have any queries, please contact:

Therese Moloney
Senior Surveyor Compliance
Engineering Services Branch | Asset Maintenance Division
Phone: 02 8837 0425
Email: therese.moloney@rms.nsw.gov.au

23 August 2017

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