Queensland Cadastre and Address Data Modelling 

Paving the way for Queensland’s future ready foundational cadastre and address datasets.

The Challenge

The Queensland Department of Resources is responsible for aggregating, managing, and maintaining the spatial cadastre and state-wide addressing datasets. These datasets are constantly changing, involve a complex multi-jurisdictional ecosystem, are key inputs for many critical government services, industry business processes, and directly shape many other foundational datasets. The systems used to manage the spatial cadastre and state-wide addressing datasets use ageing technologies which are not meeting the demands of a modern information system and stakeholder requirements. This project developed and interactively tested future-ready data models and systems for state-wide cadastre and addressing (including Esri Parcel Fabric and an integrated Knowledge Graph based addressing system), which better support Queensland’s current and future business needs and align with emerging ICSM strategies and conceptual models.  The project also developed a strategic roadmap to implementation for Queensland cadastre and address modernisation to support future procurement and executive approvals processes. 


The project partners were Business Aspect, NGIS, KurrawongAI and the Queensland Department of Resources. 

The Solution

This project was broken into three phases:  

  1. Data Modelling 
  2. Demonstration & Testing 
  3. Recommendations & Roadmap 

The primary objective of the Data Modelling phase was to draft new spatial cadastre and state-wide addressing data models based on Queensland’s future direction, needs, gaps and opportunities, and learnings from select state, national and international examples including, but not limited to Victoria and the ICSM (3D Cadastre Data Model, and Address Strategy 2035). 

The primary objective of the Hands-on Testing phase was to implement key components of the draft spatial cadastre and state-wide address data models in an existing testing environment and provide guided knowledge transfer and testing to evaluate and inform the recommendations, roadmap, and future iterations of development. 

The primary objective of the Recommendations and Roadmap phase was to provide tangible recommendations and a realistic implementation roadmap providing a practical pathway to Queensland’s future ready cadastre and address datasets. 


The project successfully fast-tracked Queensland’s progress towards the development and implementation of a modern and future-ready foundational cadastre and address datasets that will be 3D and 4D enabled, Digital Twin ready, better integrated and interoperable, and more modern, streamlined and automated.  It did this by de-risking many unknowns about the path forward, including developing ICSM 3D cadastre aligned semantic web models for both cadastre and address, having them be able to handle complex future focused scenarios (and testing many scenarios), and that can be implemented using Esri Parcel Fabric for cadastre, and seamlessly integrated with a non-Esri systems to support addressing and place names. The roadmap also provided the department with communication centric content including learnings, evidence, logical explanations and a realistic path forward, that helped gain support and funding to proceed with the implementation through the significant Queensland Cadastre & Address Modernisation program.  


Contact us at contact@frontiersi.com.au or Chief Delivery Officer Kate Williams at kwilliams@frontiersi.com.au.