Inland Rail: more than 450 new permanent survey marks added to the survey control register

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Inland Rail has completed two years of surveying and modelling of nearly 233,000 hectares of land, which will help the upgrade of Queensland’s spatial cadastre.

The spatial cadastre is a digital representation of every parcel of land on the Inland Rail route in Queensland and is used to accurately identify the location of the new Inland Rail line and manage land use and ownership along the route.

Working with the Queensland Department of Resources (DoR) Inland Rail has updated more than 7699 land parcels including 601 easements covering a total of 232,811 hectares.

‘Updating the Queensland spatial cadastre is an important step in ensuring accurate information is available for use by the Inland Rail when engaging with key stakeholders” says Inland Rail Survey Program Manager Mark Pierce.

‘These new data sets will be used to accurately identify the location of the new rail line and manage land use and ownership along the route,” says Inland Rail Survey Program Manager Mark Pierce.

‘More than 450 new permanent survey marks were added to the survey control register as part of the control network being installed to support the design, construction, and ongoing maintenance of Inland Rail,” says Inland Rail Survey Program Manager Mark Pierce.

‘These Survey Control marks are now part of Queensland’s geodetic network and positioning infrastructure, and support ARTC’s commitment to enhancing regional infrastructure and providing legacy community benefits for future surveying, engineering, road building and mapping purposes,” says Inland Rail Survey Program Manager Mark Pierce.

‘This is a significant achievement for the DoR and ARTC as it marks another milestone in the development of this important project,” says Inland Rail Survey Program Manager Mark Pierce.

The Inland Rail team conducted extensive ground-based surveys and used field data to develop detailed and accurate reference files to further enhance and update the accuracy of the spatial cadastre.

‘The primary focus for the Department is the accuracy of the information for future land management and planning,” says Department of Resources Cadastral, Geodetic & Permit Data Manager Gordon Szczepina.

‘The accuracy of the spatial cadastre is a critical aspect of any project, especially one of this size and importance,” says Department of Resources Cadastral, Geodetic & Permit Data Manager Gordon Szczepina.

‘Our team has been working closely with Inland Rail for the past two years to upgrade the spatial accuracy of the Inland Rail corridor to 0.1-1m for more than 300km from the Queensland/New South Wales border to Kagaru,” says Department of Resources Cadastral, Geodetic & Permit Data Manager Gordon Szczepina.

‘We have taken their data and assessed it against high-resolution imagery to upgrade the current land parcels to represent a more accurate spatial cadastral fabric,” says Department of Resources Cadastral, Geodetic & Permit Data Manager Gordon Szczepina.

‘Ultimately, upgrading the accuracy of the spatial cadastre for the Inland Rail project is a vital aspect of ensuring the project is delivered in a timely and efficient manner with minimal impacts on the environment and local communities,” says Department of Resources Cadastral, Geodetic & Permit Data Manager Gordon Szczepina.

‘The updating of the spatial cadastre and enhancement of the survey control register are great examples of strong collaboration between ARTC and the Department,” says Department of Resources Cadastral, Geodetic & Permit Data Manager Gordon Szczepina.

An additional five new Continually Operating Reference Stations (CORS) have also been installed along the alignment to enhance coverage between the Queensland/New South Wales border and Toowoomba. This work was done in collaboration with Geoscience Australia as part of the Positioning Australia initiative.

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