Case Study : Mindarie Fence line Repeg Survey

by | Jul 3, 2023

When it comes to building a boundary fence, accuracy is key. This was the case for one of our clients in Mindarie, who needed a repeg survey to ensure their new fence would be built in the correct position and not encroach into the road reserve. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process, considerations, benefits, and risks involved in this project.

The Need for a Repeg Survey

Our client in Mindarie was planning to build a boundary fence around their property. However, they were aware of the potential risk of encroaching into the road reserve, which could lead to legal issues and costly rectifications down the line. To avoid this, they reached out to Perth Boundary Surveys for a repeg survey.

A repeg survey involves re-establishing the original boundary pegs of a property based on the original survey data. This ensures that any construction or development on the property, such as building a fence, is done within the correct boundaries.

Considerations in the Repeg Survey

During the repeg survey, several factors were considered. First, we had to locate the original survey pegs or markers, which can sometimes be challenging due to changes in the landscape or previous construction work. Fortunately, our experienced team was able to locate these markers accurately.

Next, we had to consider the road reserve. This is a strip of land reserved for future road widening or infrastructure projects. Encroaching into this area can lead to legal issues and the potential for the fence to be removed in the future. By conducting a repeg survey, we were able to clearly identify where the road reserve was and ensure the new fence would not encroach into this area.

Benefits of the Repeg Survey

The benefits of conducting a repeg survey before building a boundary fence are numerous. Firstly, it provides peace of mind to the property owner, knowing that their fence is built in the correct position and within their property boundaries. This can save significant time, money, and stress in the future by avoiding potential disputes with neighbours or the local council.

Secondly, a repeg survey can help to maximise the use of the property. By accurately identifying the boundaries, property owners can ensure they are utilising their entire property and not leaving any unused space due to uncertainty about the property boundaries.

Finally, a repeg survey provides a legal record of the property boundaries. This can be useful for future reference or if any disputes arise about the property boundaries.

Risks Involved

The risks of not conducting a repeg survey before building a boundary fence can be significant. If the fence is built in the wrong location, it may encroach into a neighbouring property or a road reserve. This can lead to legal disputes, the potential for fines from the local council, and the cost of having to move the fence.

In the case of our client in Mindarie, conducting a repeg survey helped them avoid these risks. They were able to build their boundary fence with confidence, knowing it was in the correct position.


At Perth Boundary Surveys, we’re proud to provide accurate and reliable repeg surveys to help our clients make informed decisions about their property developments. Whether you’re building a fence, planning a major construction project, or just want to know the exact boundaries of your property, a repeg survey is an essential first step. Contact us today to find out how we can assist with your surveying needs.

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