Queensland Cadastre and Address Modernisation

Progressing priority modernisation activities for the Queensland Department of Resources spatial cadastre and address management environments. 


The Challenge

Queensland Department of Resources is responsible for aggregating, managing, and maintaining Queensland’s spatial cadastre, state-wide addressing, geographical place names register, and other critical foundational spatial datasets.  These datasets are constantly changing, involve complex multi-jurisdictional stakeholders, are key inputs for many critical government services (including emergency services, valuation services, real-estate, postal services, taxation, etc.) and in the creation and maintenance of other key datasets.   

While the Department has ensured processes have evolved to meet contemporary business and geospatial demands, they are committed to progressing priority modernisation activities to achieve spatial cadastre and address management environments that exploit modern geospatial technologies, support comprehensive interoperability and are future-ready. To achieve this requires the future state data-models and systems architectures that will deliver this vision. 



This project was a partnership between FrontierSI, Queensland Department of Resources, Business Aspect and Kurrawong AI. 


The Solution 

The FrontierSI led team completed a comprehensive review of the current state of the Department’s cadastre and address management platforms, including identifying key stakeholders, integrations and data exchange workflows. From the stakeholder engagement and current state review the data modelling requirements were determined along with expectations of a cloud-based future state architecture.  

Data models were then designed for the spatial cadastre and feature naming environments, utilising an overarching “supermodel” to integrate the individual models and delineate between a spatial feature (anything that is spatial in the system) and its associated feature label (the annotation of that feature).  To communicate and validate the concepts and functionality of the data models they were implemented in a sandbox environment for Department staff to test. 

Building on these data models, a solution architecture was developed that documented the future systems technical landscape, and the proposed integrations, interfaces, and dependencies between these and other systems supporting land management and data access. 



The ultimate objective of this project was to target solution requirements and components to a level of detail required for the Department’s subsequent modernisation activities, that will culminate in the final design and implementation of the future spatial cadastre, address, and related systems. In addition, the proposed Spatial Cadastre conceptual data model is based on the emerging Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) 3D Cadastral Survey and Exchange Model (CSDM) and the proposed Addressing model aligns with the ICSM “Future of Address Information in Australia and New Zealand Addressing Strategy 2035”. These alignments will facilitate future interoperability across jurisdictions as these models are increasingly adopted. 



To learn more, contact FrontierSI at contact@frontiersi.com.au or connect with the Project Manager, Gavin Kennedy, at gkennedy@frontiersi.com.au.