Our Company History

As one of Australia’s oldest and most successful diversified land use consulting companies, Geolyse began in June 1989 as Hoynes Wheeler and Company and for most of its early history was primarily involved with the provision of services and merchandise to businesses in regional NSW.

Our History

Company History
Geolyse celebrates its anniversary on the 5th June 2014.

1989
Hoynes Wheeler and Company opened for business on 5 June providing civil
engineering and surveying services across the Central West. Stephen Hoynes and Des Wheeler and a part time secretary operated the business at 105 Macquarie St, Dubbo.

1990
Matthew Thorne joined the company bringing additional survey and town planning skills to the company. The company also maintained an office in Coonabarabran operating out of the premises of a local solicitor.

1991
The company expanded with the addition of a new office in Lords Place, Orange through the purchase of Alfred Stephen and Raymond. Geolyse is proud to be able to state that an original employee of that company remains with Geolyse to this day. This office initially offered surveying services with the civil engineering, town planning and environmental assessment being provided from the Dubbo office.

1992
Company name changed to Hoynes Wheeler & Thorne Pty Ltd.

1993
Martin Haege joined the company initially working in the Dubbo office before moving to Orange to enable environmental engineering services to be provided from the Orange office.

1994
The Dubbo office relocated to larger premises in Church Street.

1997
The company name changed to Terra Sciences Pty Limited to better reflect the services offered. The Orange office relocated to larger premises in Sale Street.

1999
The company name was changed to Terra Consulting (NSW) Pty Ltd.

2000
The Dubbo office relocated to larger premises at 62 Wingewarra Street.

2002
Terra Consulting (NSW) became Terra Consulting (Aust) Pty Limited to reflect the proposed expansion of the company interstate.

2004
A new company name of Geolyse Pty Ltd was adopted. At this time Geolyse had offices in Dubbo, Orange, Newcastle, Perth, Toowoomba, Tuncurry and Miami.

2004
Architecture was added to the services offered by Geolyse.

2005
The Perth and Newcastle offices were closed.

2006
In June the company restructured and the Orange and Dubbo offices remained operating under the name of Geolyse.

2008
The Orange office relocated to larger premises in Peisley Street.

2009
Geolyse celebrates its 20th Anniversary.

2010
New General Manager Greg Cooper was appointed. Strategic Business Plan developed.

2013
Structural Engineering Services.

2014
Geolyse celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

2016
Oran Park Office Opened.