Gold Coast electronic distance measurement (EDM) baseline

Baseline status

Suitable for use while certificate remains valid.

Reporting problems

Contact the Regional Calibration Officer (listed under the 'Contacts' heading) as soon as possible if any of the following information is incorrect or to report any problems with the baseline.


The baseline is located on Shelter Road east of the Coombabah Sewage Treatment Plant. The baseline begins just outside the eastern security gate of the treatment plant and runs eastward, adjacent to Shelter Road.


Bookings are made through Survey Services, Infrastructure Delivery Branch, City of Gold Coast—refer to 'Contacts'.

Site contact is Assistant Supervisor Treatment Plant (07) 5581 7111 (GCW) or Supervisor Treatment Plant (07) 5581 7101 (GCW) at least 24 hours in advance of the reserved date.

Site inductions are no longer required as the entire baseline is now outside the treatment plant grounds. On the reserved date, report to the Coombabah site office via the security gates off Shelter Road. At the treatment plant site office there are access keys containing a swipe card for the eastern security gate, a key for the Shelter Road security gate and a key for the pillar caps. These items must be signed in and out in the register just inside the front door to the site office.


Type: 7 station Schwendener. Stations are concrete pillars.

Datum RL: The datum plane is based on reduced level (RL) 0.0 metres. RLs for the stations are derived from station 2—permanent survey mark (PSM) 130128.

Alignment: Base alignment is from station 2 to 8. Offsets are negative to the left and positive to the right of the line viewed from station 2.


Station # 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
PSM # 130128 130129 130130 130131 130132 188719 208067


  • Mangroves grow adjacent to this baseline and are protected native flora. Any mangroves blocking visibility between pillars are to be reported to the Gold Coast City Council using the contact numbers provided below. Do not interfere with mangroves.
  • The security gate on Shelter Road between pillars 2 and 3 is to be locked shut when the baseline is not in use.
  • Use appropriate signage when using this baseline and limit vehicular travel to an acceptable speed.
  • Follow all council safety procedures for the wastewater treatment plant while within the treatment plant grounds.
  • Pillar 1 (PSM130127) has been damaged and is no longer used. Pillar 8 has been constructed as a replacement.
  • Pillar 2 is subject to flooding.
  • Fluctuating air temperatures around station 4 are most likely caused by the runway and have been known to impact on results of high-accuracy observations.
  • This baseline has been known to show occasional movement. Take care when carrying out observations more than 1 year after the baseline was last calibrated.

Regulation 13 certificate


Regional Calibration Officer

Steve Hughes
Department of Resources
L1 AVC Building
14 Edgewater Court

Phone: (07) 5626 6824 or 0418 732 982

City of Gold Coast

Shelter Road


Phone: (07) 5581 1785


Phone: (07) 5581 1786


General enquiries: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)