New NSW comprehensive property address policy (CPAS)

On 31st March 2015 the Geographical Names Board of NSW (GNB) endorsed three separate policies related to the naming of streets and suburbs\localities, the street addressing of properties, and the application of geocoding principles to the addressing of property.

The policies were developed to overcome issues including:-

  • Problems with emergency services not being able to find properties easily
  • Local councils and authorities using disparate methodologies for naming and numbering
  • Not having a consistent format for addressing to work efficiently with the digital cadastral database (DCDB)

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