Feature Survey

Generally, all property or land development projects start with a feature survey and a contour survey. Above all, feature surveys provide details about the parcel and property, as well as adjacent properties and elements in the street area. In layman’s terms, a feature survey can be described as a detailed and accurate plan of the land being surveyed.

What is Shown On a Feature Survey?

Some of the items that are commonly shown on a feature survey include:

  • Buildings (houses, garages, sheds, etc)
  • Trees
  • Driveways and footpaths
  • Boundary Fencing
  • Swimming pools and ponds
  • Retaining walls
  • Utility services lines
  • Manhole and below ground access points


Why Do You Need a Feature Survey?

As well as making sure that disappointment and costly mistakes later in the construction process are not made, feature surveys are required as the first step for planning and building applications and are required by local councils. The Feature survey, in conjunction with a contour survey, is also used by architects, builders and other parties involved in the property development project.

When considering a land subdivision, the survey will be essential for getting through all the necessary local government red tape. Applications will not be accepted without all the necessary surveys being presented with your application

We Can Help With Your Feature Survey Needs

Our licensed surveyors are experienced in producing, detailed and accurate feature surveys and would be delighted to talk to you and answer your questions about your feature survey needs.

Contact our team of feature surveying specialists today to discuss how we can help you.