WCG is a respected industry leader servicing the government, development and infrastructure sectors. We are a highly motivated team of planners, designers, environmental scientists, landscape architects and surveyors.
Our purpose is built on the central ethos of delivering the highest level of service to our clients. Our approach is based on the values of respect, integrity, innovation, collaboration, excellence and trust. These values underpin our client service objectives and are fundamental to our day to day operation and success.
Michael Wolter Managing Director
Michael is the founding partner of Wolter Consulting Group and has over 35 years’ experience in the industry. He is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of the company.
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.
Natalie Rayment 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 role as Executive Director of Wolter Consulting Group. Natalie is a Registered Planner with the Planning Institute of Australia, a recognised expert town planning witness to the Court and specialises in statutory planning and development facilitation. Natalie is also a Member of the Property Council 2019/2020 Retirement Living Committee and Deputy Chair of the HIA Qld Planning Committee.
In early 2016, Natalie co-founded YIMBY Qld, a not-for-profit public interest organisation, saying yes in my back yard to good development that makes for better living. And in 2019, she joined the Board of Beddown as Deputy Chair. Beddown is a charitable organisation providing pop-up accommodation hubs for those who are most vulnerable.
Andrew Crawford 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, Andrew leads WCG as Executive Director. 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.
David Uhlmann Director of Environment and Sustainability
David is an Urban Designer, Registered Landscape Architect and Precinct Sustainability Consultant with over 28 years experience.
David leads WCG’s Environment and Sustainability team with a current focus on the design-led application of Circular Economy principles and Sustainable Development goals to building and precinct projects.
David is Green Star Accredited Professional (GSAP) for both Design/As-Built and Communities Rating Tools, and a Certified EcoDistricts Professional.
He is a recognised industry leader, including current roles as the Queensland Chapter President for The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, an advisory board member for the Australian Green Development Forum, and a Design review panel member for both Brisbane and Ipswich City Councils.
Andrew Thurston Director of Surveying
Andrew has been a Registered Cadastral Surveyor with the Surveyors Board of Queensland for almost 30 years. During this time he has gained significant experience in project managing the surveying components of a wide diversity of land development, infrastructure, exploration, and construction projects in Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea.
Andrew's experience covers the full range of development projects from Master Planned Communities to Community Titles Schemes and small Standard Format Lots with High Density Development Easements.