Why Choose Terra Insight?

Terra Insight (NSW) is an engineering consultancy firm designed to assist you to solve problems associated with the ground.  Our aim is to make the geoscience associated with these problems easier for you to understand.  We are based locally in the Illawarra, servicing the southern coast and  hinterland of NSW from Sutherland to Eden and west to Goulburn.
TerraInsight is owned and operated by Karen Gates.  The company was formed in 2016. Karen has the ability to see the wider picture as well as the detail, and loves to help clients understand the issues associated with their land using a common sense approach.  Key details about Karen’s Experience are detailed below:
  • Over 20 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and environmental science
  • She completed her Civil Engineering degree in 1994, QUT
  • Went on to complete post graduate studies including Masters of Engineering Science (GEOT) at UNSW, Masters of Enviromental Management at Griffith University.
  • FIEAust, Chartered engineer (CPEng NER, RPEQ)
  • Email karen at Admin@terransw.com
  • Call Karen on Mob 0458 008 030


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What Our Clients are Saying!

Karen provided geotechnical advice on a number of projects we have worked on in the Bowen Basin and always was very approachable, Karen has an excellent knowledge base and provided practical solutions to geotechnical problems we encountered. Karen went the extra mile to ensure that there was a successful outcome for our projects – Great attitude and excellent to work with.

Kevin Walters, Consulting Engineer at Capital Consulting Engineers.

Karen & I worked together to establish a resolution for a particularly difficult problem regarding earthwork stabilisation whilst I was the Track Availability Manager for the Jubilee Line.

Her ability & knowledge to think outside the box helped me to a solution that enabled proper controls to be put in place and allow for my track to be monitored enabling me to maintain efficient availability.

David Thomas, A seasoned professional in railway projects and operations.

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