Summary of methodology

Data from numerous sources is placed in a common database. These include;

  • Our starting point would be our Utility Management GIS database system which uses the Surveyor General Cadastre to identify each land parcel within the LA boundary.
  • We would import details from the LA's GIS (if they have one) and match each parcel. This is a relatively simple task as the LA normally uses the SG�s unique parcel key. Lat-long position would clean up any mis-match.
  • Building footprints, Zoning and suburbs would also be overlaid
  • Land Owner details would be sourced from the Deeds Office (who also use the unique SG key)
  • Google maps are overlaid to enable us to view the property ito size, improvements etc.
  • Municipal Accounts (by account and business partner number) would be imported from the LA�s financial/billing system and linked to each stand together with the types of utilities charged (normally multiple utilities per account)
  • Tariff types would be assigned to each utility on each stand.
  • Valuations from the relevant department database would be assigned per land parcel
  • Non-consumptive charges (rates & refuse) together with basic charges for water, electricity and sewer would be assigned to each land parcel.
  • Consumptive volumes charged

Once complete, we would commence a series of analytical searches such as;

  • Which stands are not receiving non-consumptive and basic charges E.g. who is not being billed for rates?
  • Discrepancy between valuation per square meter of land
  • Land with improvements who are not paying consumptive charges
  • Consumptive charge/improvement value ratio
  • Isolate Municipal / government owned parcels

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