The Art of Landscaping and the Science of Land Surveying in Canberra

Land Surveying is the art of retracing, creating, and documenting land divisions and boundaries. This discipline combines mathematical principles, equipment, and historical information to solve land disputes.

Many properties have issues including improper boundaries, titles, easements, and miscalculations in past surveys. These problems manifest in the form of hiatuses and overlaps between adjacent parcels.


Landscapers manipulate the natural environment in and around an area to create a beautiful space. This involves planting, removing and maintaining plants, changing the terrain and adding structures to an outdoor space.

Landscaping is a craft that has been practiced for centuries. Evidence of elaborate gardens dating back to ancient cultures on every inhabited continent is testament to that fact.

Landscapers work to improve the appearance of residential, commercial and public spaces. They do this by planting flowers, shrubs and lawns; manicuring them and trimming hedges.

Land Surveying

Often overlooked when preparing for real estate transactions, land surveys can be very helpful in identifying property lines and boundaries. They’re also useful in addressing disputes between parties in the sale of a property.

The science of surveying is a complicated process that involves using tools to measure the distance, angle and elevation of various features on a property. Then, the data is compiled into an accurate graphic layout of the land.

Land surveyors in Canberra work with construction companies, civil engineers, and land planners to ensure that the results of the survey are accurate and complete. They’re also responsible for ensuring that the project meets any legal requirements.

Boundary Surveys

Boundary surveys are essential to defining your property boundaries legally, and they can save you time and money in the long run by avoiding encroachment disputes.

Usually, people commission boundary surveys before they buy, split, build or expand on their land. They may also want to include any improvements that have been made by previous owners, such as houses, sheds, garages and pools.

A boundary survey can be carried out with a number of different instruments. These include specialized equipment such as GPS technology and robotic instrumentation.

Topographic Surveys

Topographic surveys are a key component of the land surveying process. They utilise laser-measured data to gather information about natural and man-made features on your property with high accuracy, providing you and your planning team with the insights needed for design-stage activity.

In addition to giving you a full picture of the area of land that you want to build on, these surveys also provide insight into any off-site or near-site features that may hinder development or present engineering challenges. This provides you and your design team with the confidence to make the right decisions and avoid costly mistakes.

Whether you are looking for a topographic survey or an archaeological survey, our professional team will deliver high quality results that will meet all your requirements.

Wetlands Delineation & Location Surveys

Wetlands are a unique type of land habitat that provide a wide range of ecological, economical, and social benefits. They’re protected by federal, state, and local regulations.

If you plan to build on or around a wetland, you need to do a wetlands delineation before any work can be done. These surveys are performed by a certified wetland specialist and can help ensure that impacts to wetlands are minimized.

Wetlands are defined by the presence of hydric soil and hydrophytic plant species. Scientists study these soils to better understand how wetlands function. The information can help wetland managers plan for conservation and restoration.