A detail survey is most commonly used as an initial survey for the purposes of a development application. Examples in which a detail survey would be required, are a knockdown rebuild, granny flat, house extension, swimming pool, landscaping and garage addition. A detail survey is a plan that shows the features and levels across a property and any relevant adjoining property that maybe required. It will be used by builders/architects/draftsman to design any future works. The survey must also be lodged as part of a DA or complying development to your local Government authority or private certifier. The amount of detail shown varies from job to job, and is dependent on the information required by the Council for development application purposes, or your architect’s scope of work required.
** It is recommended a boundary definition survey be undertaken with all detail surveys as most Local Councils require it **