Matthew commenced employment at Hellier McFarland in 2002 as a graduate land surveyor before returning to university to pursue a postgraduate degree in town planning.
Through his active and continued involvement in both the land survey and town planning sectors, Matthew has attained a comprehensive understanding of the land and property development industry. It is by drawing upon this extensive knowledge that Matthew has delivered outstanding results time and time again for a broad range of clients over almost two decades.
Upon his appointment as managing director of Hellier McFarland in 2010, Matthew instilled a vision for Hellier McFarland to become the most respected land survey and town planning company in Victoria; a commitment which constantly drives Matthew and one that is embraced by the Hellier McFarland team.
Matthew is a natural leader with an astute business acumen, personable nature and a commitment to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. As a result, he is a highly respected consultant who provides well considered, meaningful and practical advice, with confidence and a smile.
Karen works with the Managing Director to strategise, plan and implement overall business directives. Karen provides leadership and vision to the company and ensures the optimal financial performance of the business is achieved.
Karen enjoys collaborating with a friendly and professional team and constantly loves the ongoing learning opportunities to continually identify new possibilities for the business's operational success.
With over 25 years of experience working with large corporates and banks in financial and management roles, Karen brings an outstanding blend of project, risk, and finance management experience to uphold the leading reputation of Hellier McFarland among the clients.
Nic commenced with Hellier McFarland in 2021, bringing with him over 30 years’ experience in the land surveying, development and property sectors. Trusted consultant and adviser to a wide range of clients, including those involved with residential and commercial developments, building and land subdivisions, Nic has extensive knowledge in dealing with complex land titling issues, and the structure & staging of Owners Corporation subdivisions.
Nic’s broad range of property industry experience enables him to take a holistic view of the challenges and opportunities associated with many development projects
He has taken the lead survey consultant role in many blue chip projects to deliver thorough and timely service and advice, critical to their success.
Matt initially joined Hellier McFarland as a senior surveyor having over 15 years’ experience in the Victorian surveying industry across cadastral and construction disciplines, including at a management level.
Matt’s experience covers all fields of land surveying, including engineering, construction, cadastral and 3D scanning.
Matt also has built an extensive background in business development and client liaison, with experience in managing large teams of surveyors.
Matt is a born leader, who thrives in understanding projects requirements that client expectations are exceeded on each and every project. Matt is our business development manager and is responsible for client development, engagement, tendering and marketing of the broad range of Hellier McFarland’s capabilities in the land survey, town planning and development sectors.
Matt’s positive demeanour and hard-working approach means that all projects are met with enthusiasm and a confidence that leaves the client happy in their experience with Hellier McFarland.
Nathan is our construction Survey Manager with significant expertise in construction and engineering surveying, both here at home in Victoria and in more remote areas of Australia on large infrastructure projects.
Having joined the team at Hellier McFarland early in 2017, Nathan has played an integral role in expanding the increasing portfolio of construction and infrastructure survey work undertaken by our business and manages a team of specialist construction surveyors who work on industrial, commercial and residential construction set-out.
Nathan is a thorough and balanced professional who always has a smile on his face and thinks quickly on his feet to resolve challenges faced by clients on their development projects.
Jesvin is a savvy, fast-thinking and bright person charged with designing and managing the IT strategy of Hellier McFarland. Serving multiple roles, Jesvin is in a unique position to continually align the business objectives, technology, and innovation.
Jesvin is always looking for new and creative ways to enhance the ICT and business functions, making them more efficient with foresight and a friendly demeanour. Jesvin also ensures that the quality management system meets the international standard - ISO 9001.
Jesvin has a wealth of IT & QMS knowledge and is ready to take on any challenge or idea with passion and ease. Jesvin enjoys exploring new and emerging technologies, which helps Hellier McFarland stay ahead of the curve and keep its competitive edge in the industry.
With over 25 years’ experience in the surveying industry as a licensed surveyor, Ray’s survey knowledge covers a wide variety of disciplines. Ray’s expertise has seen him actively involved in a diverse range of projects, from the subdivision of medium to high-density multi-staged building projects with multiple owner's corporations, to providing detailed cadastral (title) advice and solutions.
It is due to Ray’s proficiency, expertise and ability to manage the most complex cadastral projects that he is trusted and relied upon by private clients and many government and corporate bodies such as Municipal Councils, South East Water, VicRoads and the Office of the Surveyor General.
Ray regularly provides expert evidence as a licensed surveyor at VCAT and through the courts.
Ray is highly respected by his peers and is an examiner of professional training agreement projects, giving back to the industry.
Ray also manages Geomet, a collaboration of four survey companies specifically set up to undertake large infrastructure projects for VicRoads.
Ray has a passion for maintaining exemplary standards as a licensed surveyor and mentors our up-and-coming surveyors through their professional development.
Having become licensed in early 2019, Andrew oversees a multitude of Hellier McFarland’s cadastral projects with a focus on residential and industrial land subdivisions.
Andrew has also played an integral role in combining traditional and emerging technologies (such as terrestrial laser scanning) working directly with clients at all stages of a project’s lifecycle to ensure the needs of every client and unique assignment are realised and fulfilled.
Because of the variety of projects, he is responsible for managing, and his active “hands on” approach to his work, Andrew has cultivated a comprehensive land survey knowledge base.
Andrew is an amiable, hard-working, thorough and knowledgeable licensed surveyor, who works tirelessly to deliver exceptional outcomes to clients in a timely manner.
It is through these results that Andrew is held in the highest esteem by his clients and peers alike.
With substantial experience working at reputable land survey and town planning firms in eastern Melbourne, Joel joined the Hellier McFarland team in 2016 as a senior land surveyor.
Joel has an approachable, calm and friendly demeanour, and is thorough and comprehensive in his completion of projects - ensuring that all client expectations are satisfied. Joel is an integral member of staff, providing guidance and assistance to both young and experienced surveyors alike.
Joel is a licensed surveyor, an important qualification that befits his level of experience and knowledge.
Luke has been with Hellier McFarland for over 10 years, commencing as a survey assistant and evolving into the integral position of subdivision manager. He is a proud member of our 10+ year loyalty club.
In the role of subdivision manager, Luke is responsible for managing a significant number of Hellier McFarland’s subdivision projects and acting as the leading expert of SPEAR.
Luke has thrived in this position of responsibility, implementing a structured and well organised subdivision management system that follows each project from inception to completion in a timely manner, ensuring prompt settlements on the sale of resultant lots.
Luke’s congenial attitude, experienced insight and rapport with Council officers and contacts with referral authorities throughout most municipalities in Victoria add to the success of his management systems, and he is endlessly praised for being a pleasure to deal with.
Andrew has been with Hellier McFarland since the latter stages of his university degree, transitioning into a full-time role upon graduation. Whilst developing his cadastral and traditional land survey knowledge and skills, Andrew is particularly keen on emerging technologies and is playing an important role in establishing our significant expertise with terrestrial laser scanning and modelling techniques.
Andrew has an inquisitive nature and an aptitude for investigating a variety of methods of resolving spatial issues, which has resulted in establishing a wide range of advanced and “left field” methods for obtaining and delivering survey data to meet specific client needs. Andrew thrives in all responsibilities he is entrusted and is an example of Hellier McFarland’s philosophy of encouraging every member of our dynamic team to explore new things and create their own career path.
Chris joined the Hellier McFarland team in 2015 as a Project Manager/Urban Designer.
With a background in engineering drafting and urban design, Chris brings a fresh set of skills to our drafting team.
Although he had never worked as a draftsperson in a land surveying firm before, Chris took no time at all to transition to drafting complex plans of building subdivision and existing conditions survey plans to the highest standard, and in a timely manner.
Chris consistently delivers neat, clear and succinct plans that set a new bench mark for the high-quality plans that Hellier McFarland is renowned for.
Given his background in land development and urban design Chris is also responsible for managing some of our multi stage land subdivision projects, which he does with confidence and professionalism.
Cameron joined Hellier McFarland in early 2018 and brought with him a wealth of experience in terrain modelling, orthomosaic imagery and asset recording. Cameron has his UAV (drone) license and has helped Hellier McFarland delve into less explored surveying methods to meet the growing needs of our clients.
Cameron is adaptable, resourceful and has a “can-do” attitude that is respected by his peers and clients alike.
Julie is an experienced town planner, having worked with both local government and in private consultancy in a range of statutory and strategic roles.
With a broad knowledge and interest in heritage and conservation matters, Julie approaches each town planning challenge with enthusiasm and passion to resolve the issue at hand in a practical manner to addresses client needs.
Julie plays an important role in our town planning group and has an attention to detail that enables her to prepare assessments and reports across the full gamut of town planning applications, from VCAT and supreme court covenant matters, to planning panel submissions and statutory planning permit applications.
Hamish has been with Hellier McFarland for several years and has developed a reputation as a go-to person. With an impressive work ethic and a willingness to do whatever it takes, Hamish undertakes every project asked of him with fervour and dedication to ensuring that it is completed to the highest standard. It is this unrelenting drive, coupled with his composed demeanour and approachable nature that makes Hamish a highly-valued member of our survey team. He is currently undertaking a Professional Training Agreement towards becoming a Licensed Surveyor.
Matthew is an intelligent, inquisitive and analytical individual, traits that have proven invaluable in his approach to the surveying profession as a very capable party leader. Utilising his broad knowledge base and practical mind, Matthew is a valuable member of the Hellier McFarland team who is trusted to work with autonomy, to attain outstanding results on a wide range and variety of spatial projects.
Matthew is a member of our 10+ year loyalty team, something which provides him with great pride.
Matthew coordinates projects from inception to completion, liaising with clients and delivering on expectations.
Christian joined the Hellier McFarland team in early 2019 as senior land surveyor with previous experience at a large surveying,engineering, architectural and town planning firm.
Christian is enthusiastic about working within an innovative and flexible team at Hellier McFarland and is working towards becoming a licensed surveyor.
Christian prides himself on his good interpersonal and communication skills and working hard to provide the ideal solution for his clients.
David joined us in 2018 as a survey assistant and has quickly proven to be a highly valued member of our team. Having developed his field and office skills, he has become a land surveyor and is a mentor to other survey assistants.
David is also responsible for managing our equipment and supplies, including servicing of vehicles. David is adaptable and reliable, demonstrating a professional approach with a mature attitude, and is quickly proving to be a key member of our survey team.
Dale graduated from university in 2016 and immediately commenced work with Hellier McFarland.
He has developed his knowledge such that he is leading projects in the field and office. He shows excellent diligence in the processing of jobs and can be relied upon to deliver a project with a high degree of quality.
Glenn started with Hellier McFarland whilst completing his master’s degree and has transitioned from a graduate to a very reliable experienced surveyor over the last few years. He has also entered into a professional training agreement to become a Licensed Surveyor.
He is enthusiastic and committed to provide accurate and thorough spatial solutions to clients. He continues to expand his land survey knowledge and experience by involving himself as a party leader in a wide range of cadastral and infrastructure projects.
With nearly two decades of experience, Tom brings in a range of skills across surveying and contract management. His daily activities see him liaising with Project Managers, Construction Site Managers, Client Contract Administrator, and the wider HMF team.
With a clear understanding of the surveying process for construction, Tom played an essential role in HMF overseeing the development of contracts for a major construction project which will keep several of our surveyors actively occupied for at least two years.
Always professional in his approach, Tom is driven to ensure contracts deliver win/win outcomes for all stakeholders. He enjoys being part of a thriving business and sharing his industry knowledge and experience to help HMF stay at the top of its game.
Tom is an essential part of the team at HMF thanks to his warm nature, attention to detail and end to end involvement in the contracts process.
With close to ten years of experience, Trent takes responsibility for completing field and office work for cadastral and feature surveys at Hellier McFarland. His work sees him liaising with site managers and underground service locators before providing accurate and detailed plans to architects, engineers, developers and landowners.
Holding a Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) (Honours) from RMIT, Trent is currently completing his Professional Training Agreement (PTA), with the Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria, with a view to becoming a Licensed Surveyor.
Trent act as the party leading surveyor and been responsible for completing field and office work on a number of key projects in the metro and regional areas.
Approachable and always willing to help, Trent enjoys collaborating with and learning from the industry-leading professionals at Hellier McFarland. Trent has an eye for innovation and provides valuable suggestions to continually improve the processes.
Hoang is part of the Cadastral team, handling subdivisions, reestablishments and asset recording. He comes to Hellier McFarland with ten years of experience, having worked as a Cadastral and Engineer Surveyor on a variety of commercial and residential projects.
Since joining HMF, Hoang has been an active member of the well-structured and organised surveying team. He has built on his skills by taking responsibility for everything from fieldwork to producing the final plans of several large-scale future development sites.
Able to determine lease areas, take internal measurements and handle projects including multi-unit and road setouts, Hoang is an asset to every project. He is always open to discovering new best practices and treats others with respect while maintaining a positive attitude. He appreciates the friendly, supportive environment at HMF and is leveraging his time with the business to continue his professional development.
Agne takes responsibility for delivering high-quality plans as part of her role at Hellier McFarland.
Her day to day work sees her creating plans related to subdivisions, feature surveys, title re-establishment surveys, field records, as-built surveys and more.
Agne gained her qualifications internationally before relocating to Australia and has first-person experience in surveying and drafting. She has built her expertise over seven years and has a clear understanding of the requirements of the surveying industry.
A valued, helpful and friendly member of the Hellier McFarland team, Agne applies well-rounded knowledge and attention to detail with each project she completes.
With previous experience as a survey assistant in cadastral teams at Hellier McFarland, Terry has found his passion for construction surveying and is proving to be a valuable member of our specialist construction survey team.
Terry continues to develop his field and office skills in this area and has the ability to work autonomously to provide our A grade clients with the outcomes that they expect.
As a land surveyor, Jacob is responsible for undertaking surveys, producing plans and liaising with the wider team on multi-faceted large scale development projects.
Jacob worked as a technical assistant in the agriculture industry before completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) (Honours) and joining Hellier McFarland in 2019. He is motivated to learn and develop his skills as he works alongside more senior team members.
Optimistic and always professional in his approach, Jacob has rapidly developed a strong understanding of the surveying process so he can meet the requirements of stakeholders including architects, engineers and developers.