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Case Summary - Adrian Baissari

To protect the public and the integrity of the cadastre BOSSI continues to prosecute unregistered surveyors for performing land or mining surveys.

In March 2021, BOSSI was successful in prosecuting an unregistered surveyor Adrian Baissari for preparing a land survey.

The client requested a survey to meet the requirements of a complying development certificate – which includes locating the position of features in relation to the property boundary.

The defendant undertook the survey and provided the plan to the client. The client’s architect requested additional information and the surveyor delayed in providing an updated copy of the plan. The client did some further investigations and realised that the surveyor was not registered, so lodged a complaint with BOSSI.

The defendant plead guilty and was convicted of breaching the requirements of the Act by undertaking a land survey for fee or reward while not a registered surveyor and not under the supervision of a registered land surveyor. The defendant was fined $750, reimbursed the client the $770 fee that had been charged and was ordered to pay professional costs of $2082 to BOSSI.

BOSSI has published the document ‘What is a land survey’ on its website to provide a uniform understanding of the definition of a land survey to the public, surveyors and allied professions.

Registered Surveyors are reminded that they must comply with the BOSSI determinations on General and Immediate Supervision – failure to comply could result in a finding of professional incompetence &/or professional misconduct under the Act.

De-identified copy of the land survey provided to a client.



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