Rocco Cavallo

Rocco Cavallo

Co-Founder and Principal

Rocco began his working career in 1980 as a survey assistant at The Latrobe Region Water Authority in Victoria.

After migrating to Adelaide in early 1982 and commencing a Bachelor Degree in Surveying at what is now Uni SA, Rocco went on to win the RW Paynter Memorial Prize for Cadastral Surveying over his four year tenure.

Upon graduating in 1985, Rocco then worked for several land surveying companies, which sparked his lifelong interest in land divisions. After gaining his license in 1990, Rocco was soon headhunted by Daryl Forest, arguably one of the most experienced land division consultants in the state at the time, culminating in the formation of Cavallo Forest in January 1992.

Whilst Rocco is one of the industry’s most experienced and prolific Licensed Surveyors, his main focus in recent years has been in keeping abreast of the myriad of changes in South Australia’s planning and development system.

The 2008 Development Regulations and ensuing Residential Code provided a platform for Rocco’s considerable experience in utilizing this fledgling legislation to achieve favourable outcomes for his clients.

The Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act which has been recently passed by both Houses of Parliament will be closely monitored by Rocco, and you can rest assured that our clients will be the main beneficiaries of this knowledge.

Professional Accreditation and Memberships include:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Surveying
  • Licensed Surveyor
  • Foundation Member of the Spatial Sciences Institute
  • Member of UDIA
Rocco Cavallo

Meet the team

Rocco Cavallo

Co-Founder and Principal

Rocco began his working career in 1980 as a survey assistant at The Latrobe Region Water Authority in Victoria.

After migrating to Adelaide in early 1982 and commencing a Bachelor Degree in Surveying at what is now Uni SA, Rocco went on to win the RW Paynter Memorial Prize for Cadastral Surveying over his four year tenure.

Daryl Forest

Co-Founder and Past Principal

Prior to Co-Founding Cavallo Forest, Daryl spent most of his working life as a Partner or Director in some of the most high profile and respected firms in the state.

Daryl began his studies at the then School of Mines / SA (which is now part of Uni SA), completing business and economics, conveyancing and property units with emphasis on Town Planning Design and Cartography.

Josephine Cavallo

Principal Office Manager

Josephine was born and bred in Adelaide and spent her early working years on Kangaroo Island as a Quality Assurance Officer for the Meat Export Industry.

After gaining her qualifications in Accounting, Josephine worked in several accounting practices on both Kangaroo Island and Adelaide.

Olsi Ducaj

Graduate Surveyor

Olsi worked as a survey assistant for our firm in the final years of his studies. Having the foresight and work ethic to supplement his theoretical knowledge at university with a real work environment has enabled Olsi to hit the ground running since graduating.

Olsi is currently in a Training Agreement under Rocco's supervision to become a Licensed Surveyor.

Steven Keefe

Survey Assistant

Steven has been employed as a Survey Assistant with Cavallo Forest for over 5 years.

His satisfaction with the work environment coupled with our encouragement of his technical skills has led to Steven pursuing this profession as a career.

LICENSED SURVEYORS
DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS
CLIENT FOCUSSED

CAVALLO FOREST ARE LICENSED SURVEYORS

WITH A passion for land development

and a client focused philosophy

Rocco Cavallo & Daryl Forest began operating as a partnership in January 1992 and quickly established itself as a reputable firm with both clients and peers, specialising in Land Divisions.
Licensed Surveyors working onsite