Barker Monahan guides your development project towards success. We plan the future with you.

Barker Monahan works on large and small development projects for residential, commercial and industrial properties with our range of land surveying and town planning services.

Our firm has established itself as one of Melbourne’s most trusted land surveyors for both developers and councils alike with over 50 years of service to our clients and community.


Consultancy Services to the Local Government Industry

Barker Monahan is a trusted partner within the local government industry. This reputation of reliability has been established over 50 years of practice and forms part of our strong legacy in Melbourne’s land surveying and town planning circles. We specialise in:

Urban and rural land subdivisions

Building subdivisions and title re-establishment surveys

Feature and level survey plans

Site analysis plans for development surveys

Building Setouts for residential or commercial buildings

Asset recording surveys and services

Application surveys and documentation

Engineering surveys with full compliance and quality standards


Barker Monahan is renowned as the reliable consultant to local government and councils

With over 50 years of track history behind us, Barker Monahan has earned a strong reputation amongst local government and councils.

Our versatility and range of town planning and land surveying services means we can offer holistic advice with regards to the development of large and small projects on residential, commercial or industrial properties.

We understand local government. We understand the different councils, their varying rules, regulations and what they do and do not want to see in the planning applications that come across their desk.

This knowledge and experience combined with our constant evolution to adapt to the latest technologies and best practices mean Barker Monahan is perfectly placed to facilitate positive project outcomes within stated timelines.

Break new ground with Barker Monahan.

What our clients are saying

I am confident it has saved my family and I a lot of stressful months waiting for an outcome that was unlikely to come. Lorenzo’s advice has provided a platform for us to make an informed decision on either modifying the plans or looking at other alternatives.

-Phillip M.

I’m feeling a lot more confident about the project after speaking with Laurie and the architecture group and I look forward to engaging Laurie’s services for this and future projects. 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 T.

I have used Terrain Consulting for both personal and professional matters and would not only have no hesitation in recommending them but would go one step further and strongly urge you use them in every instance. The advice I have received has saved both myself and my clients time, money and in some instances, it has uncovered fatal flaws with some property develop options.

-Phillip M.

Laurie’s warm, friendly manner, breadth of knowledge and professional approach was comforting and appreciated. The information has been invaluable, 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 B.

l would like to thank you both for your professional conduct and the hard work you have put in for us to get the subdivision. It’s been a long and stressful journey and we could not have asked for two better people to have on board.

-Toscas Family

Professional helpful service delivered within the agreed timeframe. Happy to answer all my silly questions even after the bills have been paid. Would definitely use these guys again.


Lorenzo Rigoni is an excellent town planning consultant. His knowledge of council requirements and regulations is valuable. Also, he has extensive VCAT representation experience, where he argues firmly but fairly. He explains things in plain English and gets the job done in a timely manner. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Lorenzo if you’re looking for someone to represent you at VCAT in relation to fighting Council decisions on town planning applications.

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Large or small, we can help with your Land Surveying and Town Planning needs