Rural Property Owners

Shape the future of your land

The right surveyor can help you unlock the potential of your land to sell, develop, share with the next generation or change its use.

Our goal is to work with you to minimise surprises (although the approval process means we can’t always avoid them entirely) and ensure your access and important assets are maintained.

Rely on us for expert, yet easy-to-understand advice, for all of your rural surveying needs.

  • Asking the right questions to find your ‘ideal outcome’ and creating a plan to deliver it. 
  • Offering the correct advice so you understand the potential time, cost, and impacts of your plans.
  • Providing alternative options that you may not have considered to speed up your project or maximise its value.
  • Rural subdivisions
  • Project Management
  • Development Applications
  • Pre-lodgement Council Meetings
  • Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE)
  • Consolidation Deposited Plans
  • Easement Creation and/or Removal
  • Detail Surveys
  • Redefinition Surveys
  • Delimitation Surveys
  • Detailed feasibility studies
  • Ecological Boundary Mapping


If you are considering subdividing your land, the first step is to reach out via phone or email. It would be helpful to have your address, Lot and DP number available, along with the reason and use for your proposed subdivision and any rough plans or sketches.

We aim to respond to all enquiries within 2 business days.


After we’ve spoken with you, we will assess the feasibility of your project including research, plan searching and initial consultation with any relevant authorities. We will present you with an option/s for your project, along with a quote for our services and our terms of engagement.

We aim to complete feasibility and supply project quotes within 2 weeks.

Development Application

Once you have approved your project quote and paid your deposit, we will commence work on the Development Application for your project to be submitted to your local Council. This may include pre-lodgement consultations to flag any concerns regarding your project, along with plans, a Statement of Environmental Effects and a Bushfire Assessment if required. You will be required to sign the application before it is lodged with Council.

We aim to complete and submit Development Applications within 4 weeks.


We will work with Council during their assessment period to provide any further information they require and when development consent is granted, we will provide you with any conditions imposed by Council to proceed with your project. Conditions vary depending on the nature of the project and may include access upgrades, new service connections (water, sewer, electricity) and easements.

The approval process with Council takes up to six weeks. 
 The timeline to meet the conditions of your Development Consent will vary per project, however works are required to commence within 5 years of approval to maintain Development Consent. 


Once any required conditions of your Development Consent have been met, we can undertake fieldwork to locate existing survey marks, place new marks and produce a plan showing the final lot layout and any easements.

We aim to complete fieldwork within 4 weeks of hearing from you confirm conditions of Development Consent have been met.

Final plans will be completed within 2 weeks of completed fieldwork.


After we have produced your final plan, we will compile it together with a letter to Council addressing the conditions of Development Consent that have been met (and any supporting evidence you supply such as permits/receipts) and a Subdivision Certificate application form (which will need to be signed by all landowners). These documents will then be submitted to Council.

The approval process with Council takes up to 4 weeks.


Once your Subdivision Certificate is approved and signed by Council, it will be returned to us. All documents are then required to be signed by anyone with interest in the land including your bank (mortgage) and Essential Energy (electrical easement).

We will then compile all signed documents and plans and submit them to NSW Land Registry Services so that your new lots can be created and registered. At this point, you will also be invoiced for the completion fee of your project. Once your new plan is registered, we will notify you and supply you with your new titles.

The signature approval process can take up to 3 months, as it cannot be completed electronically and requires original documents to be signed. The timeline will depend on the amount of parties that have interest in your land (e.g. a bank signature can take up to 6 weeks, while most other parties can take up to 4 weeks). 

Once all signed documents have been returned to us, we aim to submit them for registration within one, with the registration process with NSW Land Registry taking up to 4 weeks.

  • David is a Registered Surveyor in NSW and the ACT, as well as a Licensed Surveyor in Victoria with more than 15 years of industry experience.
  • A lifelong learner, David graduated RMIT with honours and undertakes extensive professional development annually to maintain his knowledge and qualifications.
  • He’s a farmer’s son.  Growing up on a cattle farm in rural Victoria, David understands life on the land and values honesty and integrity.
  • Our satellite equipment is highly accurate, even in rural settings. But, should that fail, David has spent his career using traditional, pen and paper, methods.
  • He takes his work seriously. We appreciate that one of your most valuable commodities in our hands and that the decisions made now shape the future for generations.

Surveyors define and manage the land around us, interpreting and navigating legal aspects of land ownership. Specifically, Registered Surveyors maintain our land administration systems set by the government and are authorised to legally define boundaries and prepare plans.

You need a Registered Surveyor for important land decisions such as subdividing land, defining boundaries and ownership, developing community title or strata title, identifying existing buildings and improvements on parcels of land and determining levels for flood studies and environmental changes in land.

A surveyor doesn’t have to be registered to work in the industry, however without registration a surveyor is unable to legally maintain the cadastre by the locating and marking of boundaries under state legislation. Essentially, depending on the scope of your project a Registered Surveyor may be required to legally define boundaries and prepare plans.

Registration requires not only a tertiary qualification but extensive additional training under the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information for accreditation, along with annual continuing professional development compliance.

Graduating from RMIT with honours, Treasco Surveyors Director David is a Registered Surveyor in NSW and the ACT, as well as a Licensed Surveyor in Victoria.

Find out more about the role of a Registered Surveyor here.

Treasco Surveyors work with state-of-the-art Trimble Geospatial technology. Our equipment and software is the latest in GPS and scanning technology, maintained and updated annually. 

Yes, we do. With more than 15 years of industry experience, half of which has been based in Central West NSW, we have established relationships with reputable industry professionals including architects, town planners, engineers and draftpersons to ensure the entire scope of your project is covered.

When it comes to engaging with other professionals, we can either refer you to our providers of choice, or engage them on your behalf and act as your Project Manager.

Subdivision costs will vary project to project based on various factors but here’s what you need to consider:

  • Our fees
  • Fees to engage any other required professionals such as engineers or environmental consultants
  • Fees from your local Council for Development Consent and Subdivision Certificates, along with registration fees from NSW Land Registry
  • As well as any costs associated with meeting conditions of consent

Our quotes outline our fees, the fees of any foreseeable professionals that need to be engaged, Council and Land Registry fees, however you will need to investigate additional costs such as meeting conditions of consent or engaging third parties (solicitors, real estate agents).

Subdivision timelines will vary project to project based on their complexity. We’ve provided a general process outline, and suggest you allow approximately 6 months to complete the process.