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.
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.
Matt initially joined Hellier McFarland as a senior surveyor having over 13 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 a background in business development and client liaison, with experience managing large teams of surveyors.
Matt is a born leader, who thrives in making survey 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 a senior land surveyor 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 now manages a team of five 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.
Karen joined the Hellier McFarland team as finance manager in 2019.
Karen has a degree in accounting and business law, a graduate diploma in business administration and is currently studying the CPA program.
Karen has experience in financial and management accounting, working for companies in the banking sector, telecommunications, luxury goods and the smash repair industry.
Karen has a passion for delivering quality and accurate reporting and will work hard to provide added value to the finance manager role at Hellier McFarland – adopting a can-do attitude which is greatly appreciated by those that work with her.
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 senior draftsperson and project manager.
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.
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 has swiftly become an integral member of staff, providing guidance and assistance to both young and experienced surveyors alike.
Joel is soon to complete his professional training agreement and becoming licensed as a surveyor, an important qualification that befits his level of experience and knowledge.
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.
Declan has over 7 years of experience in the surveying industry ranging between construction set out, party leading and drafting. Declan is currently working within one of our cadastral survey teams and is aiming to develop his field and office skills in order to pursue a professional training agreement and ultimately become a Licensed Surveyor.
Given his broad background Declan has a flexible and worldly attitude and is proving to be a valuable member of our survey team.
We welcomed Anthony to our construction team in 2018 as a senior construction surveyor. Anthony has considerable surveying experience in industrial, commercial and residential construction set-out, feature surveys, as-built surveys, earthworks surveys and infrastructure projects. He also has experience as a project coordinator.
Anthony approaches everything he does with a positive and hardworking attitude and possesses great interpersonal and professional skills which are highly valued at Hellier McFarland.
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.
David joined us in 2018 as a survey assistant and has quickly proven to be a highly valued member of our team. David is developing his field and office skills 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.
Jesvin is a savvy, fast-thinking and bright young individual, charged with managing the IT needs of Hellier McFarland.
Looking to innovate the team’s information and communication technology solutions, Jesvin constantly proposes new and exciting ways to carry out business in more efficient and user-friendly ways with forethought and a calm and friendly demeanour.
Jesvin’s IT knowledge is extensive, swiftly responding to any problem with enthusiasm and ease.
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.
James has 13 years of surveying and construction set-out experience in the U.K. working for a design and build construction company in the commercial, retail and leisure sectors.
James also spent a year at a structural and civil engineering company in the U.K. providing set-out plans for commercial and residential buildings.
James is diligent and has a friendly nature, making him a highly valued member of our team.
Dale graduated from university in 2016 and immediately commenced work with Hellier McFarland.
Having completed some part time work during his studies, we anticipate that Dale will spend some time developing his field and office knowledge under the tutelage of our senior land surveyors and will soon transition to party leading and embark on a professional training agreement.
Len is somewhat of a land survey veteran; having worked at Land Registry for 35 years as an examiner, and then with Hellier McFarland for over 20 years as a senior draftsman.
Len’s knowledge of all things survey and subdivision related is impressive and he is often called upon by all members of the office to answer an obscure legislative enquiry or deal with complex cadastral computations.
Len has long been an integral member of our team and has witnessed first-hand the growth of Hellier McFarland over the last two decades.
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.
Hailing from “across the ditch” in New Zealand, Hamish has been working with Hellier McFarland for the last few years whilst he completed his tertiary studies in land surveying. 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.
Glenn started with Hellier McFarland whilst completing his master’s degree and has since transitioned into a full-time role as a graduate surveyor recently commencing his professional training agreement with the aim of becoming licensed in the future.
Glenn has effectively applied the skills he attained through his education to his professional career with unbounded enthusiasm and professionalism.
Glenn is committed to providing accurate and thorough spatial solutions to clients, and continues to expand his land survey knowledge and experience with a wide range of cadastral and infrastructure projects.
Glenn continues to make consistent progress as a trusted party leader.
Having become licensed in early 2019 Andrew oversees a multitude of Hellier McFarland’s cadastral projects, including large-scale building 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.
Brad has been a CAD Developer for over 15 years, with his primary focus being on improving computing workflows for surveyors and land developers.
Brad has come from a survey background, his earlier years seeing him in roles such as a survey assistant, survey draftsman, and as a field party leader.
His experience in development ranges broadly, from Autocad and Civil 3D applications that aid in general drafting, to more complex solutions for generating G.I.S. data to industry standard specifications, including asset recording and data preparation.
Brad’s focus at Hellier McFarland is to develop automatic solutions to process data accurately and consistently to help provide an efficient service to our clients and an inspiring work experience for our staff.
Brad is an integral member of our team and has an amiable outlook on life, always presenting himself with a smile.
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.
With over 30 years’ experience, Colin is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all matters relating to subdivision, easements, covenants and dealing with councils and referral authorities. No matter what challenge posed of him, Colin can always be relied upon for sound and accurate advice.
Colin is renowned for his communicative style, and it is his friendly approach, coupled with his extensive knowledge, that has won him the respect and loyalty of myriad of clients over the years.
Brad joined our team in early 2019 after spending 12 years working in the Pilbara region of Western Australia on various large-scale construction and infrastructure projects for several large mining companies.
Whilst working full time Brad managed to complete his bachelor of spatial science remotely, showing his outstanding ability to commit himself to tasks and a work ethic to getting stuck in and getting things done.
Brad brings to our team a wide variety of knowledge with experience in many aspects of construction land surveying as well as emerging technologies such as terrestrial laser scanning, UAV generated modelling and project management.
Brad is quick to solve problems that may arise, whilst meeting high standards of accuracy and efficiency for clients.
Andrea joined the Hellier McFarland team in the part time role of HR manager in this first half of 2019.
Andrea has experience as a HR generalist and talent acquisition specialist gained from her roles in global engineering and life-sciences companies.
Andrea manages recruitment and employee contracts, as well as our EAP service which is invaluable.
Outside of work, Andrea has a passion for health, wellbeing and low tox living and hopes to continue to learn and grow in her role at Hellier McFarland.