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Keep your project moving forward.

Terrain Consulting Group’s detailed town planning and land surveying services fast track your projects and maximise their profitability.

No matter what stage you are at in the project, we can assist with pre-purchase advice, pre-application advice, detailed study plans or an efficient planning approval process.

With 25 years of experience, our deep understanding of the policies and processes of many councils across Melbourne and Victoria means we speak their language and give you the best chance at success.

Meet the team

Andrew Smith

Director – Licensed Land Surveyor

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

Lorenzo Rigoni

Director – Planning Consultant

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

Gabrielle Sesta

Major Projects Planner

Bachelor Town and Regional Planning
(Honours) at Melbourne University

Kevin Azzopardi

Principal Planner

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

Helena Toscas

Senior Planning Consultant

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

Peter McCarthy

Manager – Licensed Surveyor

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

Cameron McInnes

Licensed Surveyor

Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering (Hons) University of Melbourne

Glen Fuller

Senior Surveyor

James Ruzic

Survey Party Leader

Jesse Lin

Survey Party Leader

Matthew Hutton-Thamm

Survey Party Leader

Callen Winterburn

Survey Party Leader

Paul Zhang

Survey Party Leader

Trenthan Le

Survey Field Assistant

Matthew Jaskiewicz

Survey Field Assistant

Madelene Scironni

Reception & Admin Assistant

Rose Centofanti

Practice Manager

Diploma in Business
Cert IV in Financial Services

What you can expect from Terrain Consulting Group

Fast track your project

Every council operates differently, but with our help we can speed up the planning permit process.

Regular communication

We keep you up to date at every step of the way, including weekly progress updates for planning applications.

Full guidance

Our experience across the entire development process allows us to walk closely with you and provide explanation and advice along the way.

Maximise land potential

From the outset, our services are geared to achieving the best outcome for your land.

In 2018, Barker Monahan joined forces with the Terrain family.

Barker Monahan has excelled in land surveying for over 50 years, providing a high level of service and results.

Terrain Consulting Group incorporated Barker Monahan as part of our commitment to offering the best land surveying services in Victoria.

Trusted by developers

  • I often have the need for fast, accurate town planning advice for my clients. For many years, I have been relying on the professional services of Lorenzo Rigoni and the team at Terrain Consulting. It is my job to advise my clients to what they can do to extract the best yield from their property or from properties they are looking to purchase. The first place I head is to the team at Terrain.
    Philip – Director – Re-Define
  • I really appreciated your guidance and help during the VCAT hearing process from the beginning to the decision. If I have to go through it again I will consider no one but you without any hesitation. Your knowledge on these matters, your calm and professional attitude, the ease you communicate and establish rapport with people were very confidence building. I recommend anyone who is planning to go through a development to talk with Lorenzo and his team as early as possible.
    Michael – Ivanhoe
  • After spending much more time than I would have imagined I almost had to abandon a project with a volume so called turnkey builder. This builder had the pricing come in way above what was first discussed, and after much disappointment I contacted Laurie. Laurie’s knowledge and down to earth approach was exactly what I was looking for. Laurie also referred me to an Architectural practice who have the dual occupancy experience I so desperately need. After only two meetings, I am well on the way to getting fresh architectural plans drawn up and I look forward to having these plans to council within 6-7 weeks.
    Nicole – Strathmore
  • On behalf of my family, I would like to thank you both for your professional conduct and the hard work you have put in for us to get the sub division. It’s been a long and stressful journey and we could not have asked for two better people to have onboard. Again, a big thank you and greatly appreciated.
    Chris – Greenvale
  • I met with Laurie Rigoni from Terrain Consulting Group for an informal meeting to seek advice about a property I co-own, and its potential for sub division. Having no knowledge of such matters, Laurie’s warm, friendly manner, breadth of knowledge and professional approach was comforting and appreciated. I would not hesitate in recommending Laurie to anyone who is interested in developing a property and is unsure about what can be achieved and how to go about it.
    Anna – Brunswick
  • Thanks for sending through the VCAT approval. I would like to extend our thanks for your efforts and diligence in preparing and representing our case at VCAT. This is a fantastic result and should be a great project for our team.
    Jim – Northcote
  • Many thanks for your assistance and continued support with the project at Derby Street, over the past three years.
    Brian – Kew

    Trusted by hundreds of companies

    Partner with a team that is renowned for excellence in town planning and land surveying across Melbourne and Victoria.