About

Wolter Consulting Group are a multi-disciplinary collective, committed to better development outcomes and a willingness to challenge conventional thinking, making us trusted advisors and consultants of choice for the private, government and infrastructure sectors in our industry.

Background

Established by Michael Wolter in 1993, WCG employs over 65 personnel at its Brisbane and Sunshine Coast offices. 

Our purpose is built on the central ethos of delivering the highest level of service to our clients.

Our Company's Core Values are:

  • People
  • Collaboration
  • Commercial Mindset
  • Leadership
  • Citizenship

We strive for innovation and operational excellence and along with our company's values, this guides our people and how we work. We take time to understand our clients' needs and their project's vision and are committed to it throughout the development process.  Having strong productive relationships with our stakeholders at all levels, we can plan, design and deliver creatively and sustainably, maximising the value add for you and your business. 

Download our Capability Statement here.

Our Leaders

  • Natalie's Bio Co-Chair and Executive Director
  • Andrew's Bio Co-Chair and Executive Director
  • Dan's Bio CEO
  • Bruce's Bio Board Member, Director of ICT and Associate Director of Surveying
  • Brad's Bio Board Member and Director of Planning
  • Michael's Bio Executive Consultant to the Board
  • Natalie Rayment Co-Chair and Executive Director

    Natalie has built a career in town planning over the last 25 years. Her experience in both the private and public sector has culminated in her joining the Wolter Consulting Group’s Board of Directors as Executive Director in 2005, and Co-Chair from 2022. Natalie is a recognised expert town planning witness to the Court and specialises in statutory planning and development facilitation. She has always been an active participant in our industry and is currently a Member of the Property Council of Australia's Committee for Cities and Olympics Roundtable, Vice Chair of HIA Planning Committee and Member of the Management Committee of QShelter.

    Natalie’s passion for planning and how it impacts the quality of life in our cities and regions led her to co-found YIMBY Qld in 2016, a not-for-profit public interest organisation, saying ‘yes in my back yard’ to good development that makes for better living. She is dedicated to balancing the conversation around development and urban policy, so often dominated by the ‘no’ voice, and her focus is on ‘getting to yes’. As part of the international YIMBY network, Natalie collaborates with a range of colleagues, working together towards a common goal of ‘housing for all’.  

    In 2019, Natalie became the Deputy Chair of the inaugural Board of Beddown, a charity that provides pop-up accommodation for the most vulnerable members of our community.  In 2021, she became Chair of the Board and was instrumental in facilitating the merger of Beddown and inCommunity group of charities in 2022.

    In recognition for her commitment to planning work, Natalie was awarded Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Qld’s Outstanding Women in Planning 2020 by her peers, and became a Fellow of PIA in 2021. Natalie is a member of a number of professional associations and a sought-after speaker at conferences and seminars, a mentor to young planners and leader in the profession.

    E: [email protected]

  • Andrew Crawford Co-Chair and Executive Director

    Andrew has over 29 years’ experience across all facets of planning, development, infrastructure and consultation through a range of private sector and Government roles. Together with Natalie Rayment, Andrew leads WCG as Co-Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors. Andrew maintains an active interest in industry advocacy and continuing professional development.  He actively participates on committees and advisory bodies, and attends, participates and speaks at conferences and seminars.

    Prior to joining WCG, Andrew managed the highly successful Brisbane Urban Renewal Task Force. In this capacity, Andrew was responsible for establishing a statutory planning framework for urban renewal areas, facilitating significant catalyst projects and co-ordinating the planning and delivery of community and capital works infrastructure.

    E: [email protected]  

  • Dan Best CEO

    Dan supports our Executive Leadership Team across all facets of business strategy and operations to ensure we deliver the best possible services to our clients. Dan is passionate about success orientated leadership and comes from an extensive career in law, local government, property development, insurance and construction.

    E:[email protected]

  • Bruce Williams Board Member, Director of ICT and Associate Director of Surveying

    Bruce Williams is an Executive Director on the Board of Wolter Consulting Group. He joined the Board in 2022 and plays an important leadership role across the company. Bruce is a registered surveyor and information technology generalist with more than 15 years’ experience in surveying, spatial information management and spatial information systems design and development. In his role as a Senior Surveyor and IT Manager, Bruce carries out office based surveying duties and oversees the entire ICT systems and technological needs of the organisation.

    E: [email protected]

  • Brad Jones Board Member and Director of Planning

    In addition to his leadership role as an Executive Director on the Board of Wolter Consulting Group, Brad also leads one of the company’s core service teams.  

    Brad brings over 18 years’ experience in delivering high quality residential commercial, industrial and mixed use developments to key clients. Having spent his career working closely with surveyors and urban designers, Brad has an extensive understanding of the land creation process and is considered an industry leader on the emerging trends in urban design.

    Brad’s extensive industry experience and collaborative and outgoing nature have resulted in excellent industry networks; enabling Brad to facilitate outcomes for clients through engagement with political and senior government contacts.

    Brad presently holds the position as Chair of the Property Council of Australia (Qld.) Residential Committee, a position he is extremely proud of, and one which acknowledges his experience and ongoing commitment to advocacy within the property industry.

    E: [email protected]

  • Michael Wolter Executive Consultant to the Board

    Michael is the founding partner of Wolter Consulting Group and has over 35 years’ experience in the industry. 

    In 2022, Michael transitioned from his role as Managing Director responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of the company, to act as an Executive Consultant to the new Board of Directors and will remain guiding force for the company leading into this next phase.

    Michael has established numerous relationships with local government authorities throughout South East Queensland and is instrumental in establishing the initial strategy phase for larger projects. He takes a key interest in urban design, identifying commercial opportunities and innovative solutions to constraints.

    E: [email protected]

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