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This instrument revokes the National Measurement Act 1960 - Determination by the National Standards Commission - Recognised-value standard of measurement of position and replaces it. The determination confers the status of recognized-value standard under the National Measurement Act 1960 (Cth) on the current positions in the Australian Fiducial network which has recently been revised and extended.
Administered by: Industry, Innovation and Science
Made 04 Apr 2012
Registered 10 Apr 2012
Tabled HR 08 May 2012
Tabled Senate 10 May 2012
Date of repeal 14 Oct 2017
Repealed by National Measurement (Recognized-Value Standard of Measurement of Position) Determination 2017

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

National Measurement Act 1960 (Cth)

Recognized-value standard of measurement of position 2012 (No.1)

I, Dr Peter Thomas Holbrook FISK, Chief Metrologist, National Measurement Institute, make the following determination under paragraph 8A(1)(a) and revocation under subsection 8A(2) of the National Measurement Act 1960 (Cth) (the Act).

Dated 4 April 2012

Peter Fisk.

Dr P T H FISK, Chief Metrologist

 

 

1.      Revocation and Determination

1.1.   Under subsection 8A(2) of the Act, the determination Recognized-value standard of measurement of position made by the former National Standards Commission and dated 14 January 1998 is revoked.

1.2.   Under paragraph 8A(1)(a) of the Act, the positions of the Australian Fiducial Network locations listed below and in the stated reference ellipsoid and reference frame, are recognized-value standards of measurement of the physical quantity position:

·         Reference ellipsoid – Geodetic Reference System 1980 (GRS80) ellipsoid with a semi-major axis (a) of 6 378 137 metres exactly and an inverse flattening (1/f) of 298.257 222 101.

 

·         Reference Frame – The Geocentric Datum of Australia is realised by the coordinates of the following Australian Fiducial Network geodetic stations referred to the GRS80 ellipsoid determined within the International Earth Rotation Service Reference Frame 1992 (ITRF1992) at the epoch 1994.0:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location (Identifier)

 

 

East Longitude

 

South Latitude

 

Elevation

(from ellipsoid)

Adelaide (ADE1)

138°

38’

50.43453”

34°

43’

44.41404”

38.1293 m

Alice Springs (ALIC)

133°

53’

7.84785”

23°

40’

12.44602”

603.3466 m

Burnie (BUR1)

145°

54’

53.4412”

41°

3’

0.24611”

3.1531 m

Ceduna (CEDU)

133°

48’

35.37558”

31°

52’

0.01657”

144.8196 m

Cocos Island (COCO)

96°

50’

2.27360”

12°

11’

18.06739”

-35.2309 m

Darwin (DARW)

131°

7’

57.8479”

12°

50’

37.35864”

125.2124 m

Hobart (HOB2)

147°

26’

19.43574”

42°

48’

16.98538”

41.1389 m

Karratha (KARR)

117°

5’

49.87277”

20°

58’

53.16983”

109.2269 m

Macquarie Island (MAC1)

158°

56’

8.99643”

54°

29’

58.32845”

-6.7231 m

Melbourne (MOBS)

144°

58’

31.20646”

37°

49’

45.89904”

40.6710 m

New Norcia (NNOR)

116°

11’

33.76803”

31°

2’

55.46714”

234.8939 m

Parkes (PARK)

148°

15’

52.58905”

32°

59’

55.58175”

397.4436 m

Perth (PERT)

115°

53’

6.88639”

31°

48’

7.09686”

12.7697 m

Mount Stromlo (STR1)

149°

0’

36.17971”

35°

18’

55.93958”

800.0226 m

Mount Stromlo (STR2)

149°

0’

36.54756”

35°

18’

58.1991”

802.5632 m

Sydney (SYDN)

151°

9’

1.35691”

33°

46’

51.18426”

85.6781 m

Tidbinbilla (TIDB)

148°

58’

47.98444”

35°

23’

57.15619”

665.4232 m

Townsville (TOW2)

147°

3’

20.46531”

19°

16’

9.42824”

88.2292 m

Christmas Island (XMIS)

105°

41’

18.58058”

10°

26’

59.89868”

261.5892 m

Yarragadee (YAR1)

115°

20’

49.10002”

29°

2’

47.61682”

241.3533 m

Yarragadee (YARR)

115°

20’

49.08938”

29°

2’

47.74264”

241.4231 m

2.      Name of determination

This determination is the Recognized-value standard of measurement of position 2012 (No.1).

3.      Commencement

This determination commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

4.      National Measurement Institute

The National Measurement Institute is a Division of the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, established under section 17 of the Act, and located in Bradfield Road, West Lindfield, in the State of New South Wales.