At a glance

Decades of experience

TGM was founded in December 1995 following a merger of three leading engineering and surveying consulting practices. Further acquisitions in 2000 saw the firm become one of the largest engineering consultancies in the Geelong and Ballarat regions. TGM established its presence in the Melbourne market when it acquired Parry Fraser & Jones in 2007..

Our Vision

TGM is renowned for creating value for a diverse range of clients and communities by providing innovative technical solutions for infrastructure, land and building projects.

What we value

Four values guide the way we work together and with our clients.

  • Excellence – we strive to be outstanding
  • Teamwork – we work collaboratively to achieve results
  • Responsiveness – we use our initiative to find solutions
  • Integrity – we act honestly and ethically

A team of over 130 highly skilled and dedicated staff

We have assembled a team of skilled specialists in engineering, surveying and town planning, with deep expertise in a range of sectors including land development, building construction and infrastructure development.

Senior Management Team

Andrew Harman

Area Manager - CardnoTGM / Senior Principal

Peter Preece

Project Director, Geelong / Senior Principal

Darren Trigg

Project Director, Ballarat / Senior Principal

Benny Vocale

Project Director, Civil Engineering / Principal

Alan Barham

Business Unit Manager - Buildings / Principal

Brent O’Grady

Business Unit Manager - Geospatial / Principal

Chris Marshall

Planning Manager, Regional Victoria / Principal

CardnoTGM People

Joe Lynch

Civil Engineering Manager / Principal

Leigh Prossor

Engineering Manager, Geelong

Peter Tadgell

Civil Engineering Manager - Ballarat / Principal

Ben Johnson

Project Manager

John Preece

Senior Civil Design Engineer

Stephen Hundt

Senior Civil Design Engineer

Glenn Mansell

Senior Civil Engineer

Lara De Klijn

Civil Engineer

Glenda Parkinson

Services Co-ordinator / Project Management

Jeff Ellett

Senior Structural Engineer

James Liversage

Manager – Buildings Ballarat

Kyle Bennett

Buildings Manager Geelong

Tavis Myers

Senior Hydraulic Engineer

David Rendle

Geospatial Manager Geelong / Licensed Surveyor

Nathan Farrell

Geospatial Manager, Ballarat

Joanne Preece

Senior Town Planner

Andrew Grey

Senior Town Planner

Ben Cavey

Quality, WHS & Environment Manager

Andrea McGrath

Marketing Co-Ordinator

Key Clients

Urban Development



In the Community

Ride the Bellarine

Ride the Bellarine raises much needed funds for Rotary's world wide effort to "End Polio Now". TGM is proud to have been a major sponsor of the event and provided escort vehicles along the circuit.

Victoria Park Inclusive Play Space, Ballarat

The new Victoria Park Inclusive Play Space in Ballarat will provide opportunities for people of all abilities to experience and engage in play, including a double flying fox, multiple swings, slides, carousel and a fun aquatic component. The TGM team provided engineering design services, at no charge, for this worthy project. The playground is due for completion later this year.

Dawnbusters Fun Run

The Dawnbusters Fun Run was a huge success, with almost 600 entrants participating in the 5km fun run in December 2015. TGM is proud to continue its association with Give Where You Live and was a major sponsor of the event, providing vehicles and equipment. We look forward to continue our  association with Give Where You Live in 2016. 

Survey equipment finds a new home

TGM donated survey equipment to the Model Towns Community Trust (MTCT) in Fiji. The donation of this equipment continues TGM’s long standing support of the Trust through Rotary. A theodolite was combined with new accessories. The equipment can be used for gathering topographical data and setting out new works and buildings.

Memberships, Certificates & Qualifications

We have certification to the following standards

  • Quality Management System - ISO 9001:2015
  • Environment Management System - ISO 14001:2015
  • Safety Management System - AS/NZS 4801:2001

Corporate Memberships

  • UDIA - Urban Development Institute of Australia
  • Committee for Ballarat
  • VPELA - Victorian Planning Environment Law Association
  • ACSV - Association of Consulting Surveyors
  • ALDE - Association of Land Development Engineers
  • Geelong Chamber of Commerce
  • Commerce Ballarat
  • Stormwater Industry Association
  • ACSEV - Association of Consulting Structural Engineers Victoria

Individual Memberships

  • Queensland Board Professional Engineers
  • Tasmanian Board Professional Engineers
  • Building Practitioners Board
  • Planning Institute Australia (PIA)
  • Institute of Surveyors Vic (ISA)
  • Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand
  • Engineers Australia
  • AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors)

We have VicRoads pre-qualification in Road and Bridge design

  • Road Design Rural Road (RR), Urban Road (UR)
  • Hydrologic & Hydraulic Design H&H-Simple (SH)
  • Bridge Design Structures-Simple (SS)

and are on the VicRoads Panel of Suppliers for 'Provision of Construction and Preconstruction Services' contract for:

  • Project Management
  • Design Services (Civil and Structural)
  • Contract Management (Civil)
  • Land Surveying

Client Accreditation

  • ISNetworld
  • CM3
  • Browz
  • Damstra

Contact us to discuss how CardnoTGM can assist on your latest project.