Team

Lorenzo Rigoni
Director – Planning Consultant

 

EDUCATION

B.A. Urban Studies (VUT)
Grad. Dip. Urban Planning (VUT)
Certified Practising Planner (CPP), member Planning Institute Australia (PIA) and Member Victorian Planning & Environmental Law Association (VPELA).

BIO

With over 30 years experience, commencing in Local Government and the last 15 years in private consultancy, Lorenzo has extensive experience facilitating the management of a wide range of projects spanning all areas of residential, commercial and industrial development.

Lorenzo helped establish Terrain Consulting Group in 2000.

He has significant experience before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (VCAT), representation at Panel Hearings (Scheme Amendments), Council meetings and community forums. His concise knowledge of the planning system, legislation and planning policy, together with his mediation and negotiation attributes provide a valuable resource in formulating positive outcomes.

Contact: laurie.r@terrainconsulting.com.au

Stephen McCarthy
Director – Licensed Land Surveyor

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor Applied Science (Surveying) R.M.I.T.
Grad.Dip.Mgt., Deakin University
Licensed Surveyor

BIO

Stephen has over 30 years’ experience practicing as a surveyor comprising 11 years in the Victorian private sector followed by 6 years with the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) of NSW before returning to Victoria to help establish Terrain Consulting Group in 2000.

As senior surveyor and survey manager at the RTA’s Wagga Wagga office Stephen undertook detailed topographical surveys for the development of major road-related infrastructure projects and was also responsible for the allocation of resources to ensure timely and cost effective delivery of these surveys

During his time in the private sector Stephen has been involved in all surveying aspects of land development from the preparation of existing conditions and site analysis survey plans and engineering survey plans through to subdivisioncomprising urban and rural land subdivisions and subdivisions of in-fill development and multi-level apartment developments.

Contact: steve.m@terrainconsulting.com.au

 

Andrew Smith

Director – Licensed Land Surveyor

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor Applied Science (Surveying) R.M.I.T.
Licensed Surveyor

BIO

Andrew has worked in the survey industry within private practice since 1983, firstly at Lawlor and Loy Pty Ltd, which being based in Montmorency provided a wide range of experience in both urban and rural environments, progressing from survey assistant, to party leader and then Licensed Surveyor.

He commenced with Terrain Consulting Group in 2004 and has been predominantly involved in the building development industry within metropolitan Melbourne.

With over 30 year’s experiencein private practice, Andrew has extensive experience in a large range of survey based activities, compiling knowledge and expertise particularly in relation to property Title dealings and subdivisions.

As part of our Terrain Consulting Group team, Andrew ensures that the client’s interests are paramount, and that all surveys are presented in a clear and concise manner.

Contact: andrew.s@terrainconsulting.com.au

 

Gabrielle Sesta

Senior Planning Consultant

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor Town & Regional Planning (Hons).
Member Planning Institute of Australia (MPIA), Certified Practicing Planner (CPP)

BIO

Following 17 years of experience as a local government planner, Gabrielle has been a member of our team since 2004.

She has worked within both urban and rural settings, and has gained valuable insight into the operations of local government, particularly policy application.

Whilst at Terrain Consulting Group, her focus has been on the preparation of planning reports, VCAT submissions, Panel submissions and the management of planning applications relating to residential, commercial and mixed use developments of various scales. Gabrielle’s more recent projects have included the rezoning of land at Yarraville, Nunawading and Lower Plenty.

Gabrielle’s proven experience and practical approach has been invaluable in the preparation and administration of various applications and submissions whilst at Terrain Consulting Group.

Contact: gabrielle.s@terrainconsulting.com.au

 

Kevin Azzopardi

Senior Planning Consultant

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Hons) at RMIT University.

BIO

Kevin joined Terrain Consulting Group in April 2015. Since joining our team, he has been responsible for the preparation and management of various planning applications relating to residential, commercial and mixed use developments.

He has experience in client representation at Council meetings and Council consultation meetings acting on behalf of the developer and the occasional objector.

His role has also expanded with relation to attending to procedural matters, preparation of written submissions and client presentation at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

Kevin has a firm understanding of the Victorian planning process and legislation which enables him to provide accurate town planning advice. He is also able to effectively negotiate with Council to ensure positive outcomes for his clients.

Contact: kevin.a@terrainconsulting.com.au

 

Thomas Craggs

Planning Consultant

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning (Honours) at RMIT University.

BIO

Upon completion of a ten month placement in Local Government, Thomas joined Terrain Consulting Group as a planning consultant in December 2017.
Since joining our team, Thomas has worked on writing, preparing and submitting various town planning reports,
liaising between clients and Council with the management of planning applications, and has worked on a wide range

of planning projects including VicSmart applications, heritage extensions and medium density developments.

Contact: thomas.c@terrainconsulting.com.au

 

Helena Toscas

Planning Consultant

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours) at RMIT University

BIO

After completing a 12 month placement in Local Government, Helena joined Terrain Consulting Group as a planning consultant in January 2017.
Since joining our team, Helena has worked on writing and preparing town planning reports, managing planning applications lodged at Local Government,

preparing VCAT submissions and providing pre-application planning advice on design concepts for various types of planning projects including residential, commercial and industrial projects.

Contact: helena.t@terrainconsulting.com.au

 

Glen Fuller

Senior Surveyor

BIO

Glen Fuller has enjoyed a long tenure with Barker Monahan joining shortly after graduating in 1992. Glen is responsible for matters related to subdivision of land and buildings and has extensive experience in matters related to Local Government including Road Discontinuance, Subdivisions for Acquisition purposes and Electronic Feature and level surveys. 

Contact: glen@barkermonahan.com.au

 

Simon Bambridge

Land Surveyor

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering (Hons) – University of Melbourne

BIO

Simon has over 10 years surveying experience working in both the land development and mining industries.

Since joining Terrain Consulting in early 2019, Simon has been responsible for managing cadastral surveying matters relating to the subdivision of land,  application surveys, title re-establishment, and feature and level surveys.

In addition, Simon is undertaking his Professional Training Agreement to become a Licensed Surveyor under the supervision of Peter McCarthy LS.

Simon enjoys utilising new technologies and software solutions to continually improve the provision of spatial data to clients in a timely and cost effective manner.
  

Contact: simon.b@terrainconsulting.com.au

 

Peter McCarthy

Licensed Surveyor

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor Applied Science (Surveying) R.M.I.T.
Grad. Dip. Urban & Regional Planning UNE (NSW)

BIO

Peter has over 30 years’ experience practicing as a surveyor commencing work with Culliver & Sim Pty Ltd in December 1983, where he worked for 30 years. After a brief 12 month period with Heading & Associates in Kensington, he commenced work at Terrain Consulting in May 2015.

His work experience includes greenfield multi stage subdivisions, high rise building setouts, engineering surveying for major gas plants, monitoring surveys for movement in buildings, extensive feature and level surveys for school campuses and government facilities, low and high rise building subdivisions for commercial and residential purposes, tenancy area surveys of office buildings and retail centres and many aspects of title re-establishment and application surveys.

At Terrain Consulting Peter hopes to use his vast experience in surveying to assist in providing cost effective surveying services to the many and varied clients of Terrain Consulting in a friendly and timely manner whilst maintaining the accuracy and clarity of presentation of drawings and reports.

Contact: peter.m@terrainconsulting.com.au

 

Rose Centofanti

Office Manager and Accounts

EDUCATION

Diploma in Business
Cert IV in Financial Services

BIO

Rose has been a member of Terrain Consulting Group since July 2008. As Office Manager/Bookkeeper, Rose is in charge of all office needs and serves as front line for visitors; phone calls and all general enquiries; along with financial administration including accounts payables and receivables.

Alina Ishmurzina

Draftsperson

 

EDUCATION

She has a Bachelor Applied Science (Surveying) which she completed at Saint-Petersburg State Mining University.

BIO

Alina has been a member of Terrain since October 2015 and is currently a Draftsperson to the survey department.

 

Rajith Dias

Draftsperson

BIO

Rajith has been a member of Terrain Consulting Group since November 2015 and is currently a Draftsperson to the survey department.

 

James Ruzic

Survey Party Leader

BIO

James Ruzic joined Barker Monahan in 2012. He is experienced in the preparation of Proposed Plans of Subdivision of large-scale apartment developments and understands the principles behind the allocation of Lot Entitlement and Lot Liability in Owners Corporations. 

 

 

Jesse Lin

Survey Party Leader

BIO

Jesse joined Terrain Consulting Group in July 2015. He is one of Terrain Consulting Groups experienced survey party leaders. 

 

 

Matthew Hutton-Thamm

Graduate Surveyor

BIO

Matthew is a recent graduate surveyor 2019. He assist the party leaders in the field. 

 

 

Alex D’Adam

Survey Field Assistant

BIO

Alex is a survey field assistant at Terrain Consulting Group. He joined in 2019 and is studying land surveying at university. 

 

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