Usually all development applications (for the construction of a new
residence, block of units etc.) require a detail survey showing various
features such as buildings, trees, street scape and possibly adjoining
information such as ridge heights, window location and height.
The level of detail required differs from council to council and
project to project. You or your architect should provide details of what
you require. Council usually require that the detail surveys be done by
a Registered Surveyor.