Our Leaders

As a mid-sized, multi-disciplinary consultancy, WCG provides a platform of blended knowledge and experience, allowing its team members to grasp a well-rounded understanding of the industry. Its team members, ranging from junior staff to project leads and company directors, are actively approachable and accessible which is reflected in the company’s strong client retention and level of service outcomes. WCG continually works towards tailoring individual expertise to projects to ensure the right people are on the right jobs.

  • Michael's Bio Managing Director
  • Natalie's Bio Executive Director
  • Andrew's Bio Executive Director
  • Brad's Bio Director of Planning
  • Ryan's Bio Director of Project Delivery
  • Stephen's Bio Director of Environment
  • Andrew's Bio Director of Surveying
  • Brent's Bio Director of Urban Design
  • Penny's Bio Director of Landscape Architecture
  • Bruce's Bio Associate Director of Surveying / IT Manager
  • Amy's Bio Associate Director of Planning
  • Angela's Bio Senior Surveyor
  • Glenn's Bio Senior Surveyor
  • Nick's Bio 3D Spatial Specialist
  • Michael's Bio Associate Director of Planning
  • Jessica's Bio Associate - Planning
  • Joel's Bio Associate - Planning
  • Clare's Bio Senior Planner
  • Waimana's Bio Associate - Project Delivery
  • Liam's Bio Senior Project Coordinator
  • Toby's Bio Senior Planner
  • Allan's Bio Associate - Landscape Architecture
  • Gary's Bio Associate Director of Planning
  • Dan's Bio Director of Strategy
  • Marnie's Bio Senior Planner
  • Sarah's Bio Senior Planner
  • 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.

    E: [email protected]

  • 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.

    E: [email protected]

  • 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.

    E: [email protected]  

  • Brad Jones Director of Planning

    As the Director of the Wolter Consulting Group planning team, 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]

  • Ryan Maclellan Director of Project Delivery

    Ryan has over 18 years’ local and international experience in town planning and project management in both the public and private sectors. As a Director of Project Delivery at WCG, Ryan is responsible for the management and delivery of large scale land subdivisions, residential unit developments, commercial developments and government and strategic planning projects.

    Ryan specialises in all post approval services from conditions review, Infrastructure Agreement negotiations, bonding, on and off maintenance co-ordination, site management, easement and covenant preparation through to title registration.  

    E: [email protected]

  • Stephen Hayes Director of Environment

    Stephen has been working in the South East Queensland region for over 19 years in the Environmental field. He has superior knowledge of the South East Queensland region, and has established relationships with key local stakeholders. His project experience is widespread throughout NSW, NT and QLD. 

    His career has also had significant focus on the development industry as an environmental consultant and has over 15 years direct involvement in the development industry preparing and delivering assessments of varying types for clients and being responsible for obtaining a variety of development approvals and permits under local, state and commonwealth legislation. This experience has provided Stephen with thorough knowledge of the development application process from small to large scale projects.

    Supporting his in-depth knowledge of ecological processes, Stephen is also a widely experienced Bushfire Analyst Consultant having undertaken numerous Bushfire hazard investigations for development assessment purposes, strategic planning for government and provision of expert witness advice for Court matters. This blend of disciplines provides a unique perspective for clients enabling effective development design analysing ecology and bushfire related issues hand in hand. 

    E: [email protected]

  • 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.

    E: [email protected]

  • Brent O'Neill Director of Urban Design

    Brent O’Neill is an urban designer and master planner with a focus on delivering quality, viable urban outcomes, having over 20 years’ experience in property, planning and urban design. His experience includes delivering projects within local government, the private development sector and as a consultant. He has significant experience in delivering strategic urban outcomes with particular attention to place making and development feasibility.

    As a consulting urban designer Brent’s expertise in development includes master planning, context analysis, conceptual design, feasibility investigations, development controls and planning approval negotiations.

    E: [email protected]

  • Penny Spiers Director of Landscape Architecture

    Penny is a Registered Landscape Architect with over 20 years’ experience leading complex projects for both public and private sector clients. Her knowledge and creativity combined with an attention to detail, excellent communication and collaboration skills, means she can operate across all project phases from strategic design, master planning and conceptual design, to detailed design, contract documentation, technical specifications and construction services.

    Her breadth of experience extends from parks and open spaces, urban and commercial centres, residential subdivisions, schools and educational facilities, health and aged care, sport and recreation facilities, playgrounds and play spaces, environmental and rehabilitation areas. She has produced a number of place making strategies and led a range of community and stakeholder consultation activities.

    E: [email protected]

  • Bruce Williams Associate Director of Surveying / IT Manager

    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]

  • Amy Marsden Associate Director of Planning

    Amy has over 20 years experience across the public and private sector.  She is a passionate and dedicated urban planner who is driven by outcomes, and is an advocate for good development contributing to stronger communities.

    Prior to joining Wolter Consulting Group, Amy has worked for the Queensland State Government and in consultation, gaining experience in complex statutory and strategic planning and development assessment. During her ten years in government she led some of the most complex planning reform and planning exercises such as the implementation of new planning framework to deliver 60 new planning schemes under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. Her role was also managing state significant projects that fell under Ministerial Directions, including development applications that were ‘called-in’.

    She is experienced in complex stakeholder and community consultation and engagement, with the ability to navigate the government and political processes. Amy has extensive experience in understanding the key drivers of a planning outcome and engineering a solution to guide the successful delivery of a range of high-profile projects. Amy has an excellent understanding of the development process, having spent her career working on both sides of the development industry – working within multi-disciplinary teams and in shaping and developing planning policy and legislation.

    E: [email protected]

  • Angela Dähn-Harvey Senior Surveyor

    Angela is a registered graduate surveyor with 17 years of experience in surveying and project management roles in South Africa, the UK and Australia. She has a broad range of experience in surveying and data collection, including cadastral surveying, topographic surveying, hydrographic surveying, GPS surveys, terrestrial scanning and 2D and 3D drafting. Angela has managed a number of small and large-scale survey projects and survey teams. She has worked in many different environments from inner city Central London, to rural Australia and tropical Papua New Guinea.

    E: [email protected]

  • Glenn Hanton Senior Surveyor

    Glenn is a registered surveyor with more than 15 years’ experience in surveying and project management roles with an emphasis on cadastral, engineering and mining surveying. Having joined WCG in 2014 as a Senior Surveyor, Glenn is responsible for the management and all survey deliverables on large scale land subdivisions across South East Queensland.

    E: [email protected]

  • Nick McKelvey 3D Spatial Specialist

    Nick has 15 years’ experience in the survey industry and has worked across a broad range of industries including development, infrastructure, construction,  sometimes in remote regions under extremely challenging conditions. Over the last 10 years he has focused on 3D spatial technologies, specialising in laser scanning and point clouds, but also developed a strong understanding of UAVs, LiDAR, and subsurface mapping. This focus has seen him gain knowledge and experience across the spatial industry but also into less conventional industries such as manufacturing, cultural heritage, visualisation and special effects.

    Nick has joined the team at Wolter Consulting Group to expand and develop the offerings of the team and assist clients achieve the best possible project outcomes.

    E: [email protected]

  • Michael Dargusch Associate Director of Planning

    Michael has over six years of professional experience in private consultancy within South-East Queensland. This experience has allowed him to contribute to all aspects of development applications within the WCG planning team. Michael has a strong understanding of local and state planning legislation, including the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and Integrated Development Assessment System, State Planning Policy and various planning schemes throughout Queensland.

    E: [email protected]

  • Jessica Lincoln Associate - Planning

    Jess has recently joined the team at WCG in 2021, working closely with our Directors to expand the teams experience and knowledge base in regional strategic and infrastructure planning, bringing a new type of planning to Wolter.

    Jess is an experienced Strategic and Infrastructure Planner with over a decade of experience in Local Government. Jess holds extensive knowledge in technical planning scheme matters and legislation, infrastructure agreements, and strategic planning perspectives, delivering comprehensive and practical solutions for numerous strategic and statutory planning initiatives. Working closely with Local and State Government representatives, Jess has extensive experience in providing communication across all levels, including facilitating award winning community engagement. Jess is committed to delivering clear communication and efficient time-management, producing effective and dynamic project management.

    E: [email protected]

  • Joel Fielding Associate - Planning

    Joel joined WCG in 2014 as a Senior Planner. Prior to this, Joel worked for the North Lakes Development Team within the Development Services Department at Moreton Bay Regional Council. Through his experience in Local Government, Joel has developed a thorough understanding of Queensland’s planning legislation as well as how unique planning frameworks like North Lakes operate. In his current role, Joel is responsible for the management and delivery of large scale land subdivisions, residential unit developments and commercial development projects.

    E: [email protected]

  • Clare Brown Senior Planner

    Clare joined the WCG team in 2018 and has over five years experience working for private consultancy firms. In her current role, Clare is involved with delivering due diligence and planning advice, as well managing projects from inception through to approval and post approval services. Clare has contributed to several multi-disciplinary projects teams across a range of planning sectors, including greenfield subdivision, multi storey developments, retirement facilities and aged care. This has provided Clare with valuable experience to expand her professional knowledge and skillset. Clare has also developed a strong understanding of both state and local planning instruments.

    E: [email protected]

  • Waimana Kingi Associate - Project Delivery

    Waimana joined Wolter Consulting Group in January 2014 as a Student Planner. After 
    finishing his Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning, Waimana commenced as a Full-
    Time Town Planner with Wolter Consulting Group. In his role as a Town Planner, Waimana 
    has gained wide exposure to the entire development process. More specifically, he focuses 
    on compliance assessment, post-approval development coordination, uncompleted works 
    and maintenance approvals and endorsement, easement and covenant preparation, project 
    delivery (plan sealing and registration) . Waimana also possesses an in-depth understanding 
    of infrastructure charges, calculations and crediting, attained due to his extensive experience 
    in compliance assessment.

  • Liam Wolter Senior Project Coordinator

    Liam joined Wolter Consulting Group in 2007 and has over fourteen years professional experience working as a private consultant. As a Senior Project Coordinator, Liam has had significant exposure to the full development cycle, managing key projects from pre-purchase investigation and due diligence, through to project delivery and plan sealing.

    Further, as a Senior Project Coordinator, Liam focuses on all aspects of post approval development coordination including operational works coordination to commencement of siteworks, compliance scheduling, Council auditing, uncompleted works and maintenance security bonding, easement and covenant establishment, infrastructure offsets and charging, post-construction compliance and certification, survey plan registration and contract settlement.

  • Toby Heap Senior Planner

    Toby joined Wolter Consulting Group in January 2021 with over ten years of professional town planning experience, having worked within the private sector for a number of consultancies in the South East Queensland region.

    Before joining WCG, Toby was a Planner in another multidisciplinary development consultancy and was responsible for the preparation, lodgement and management of a variety of development projects, ranging from small residential houses to large scale industrial developments, residential estates and multi-story residential complexes.

    Through his experience in Private consultancy Toby has developed a thorough understanding of Queensland planning legislation, including the various iterations of the Planning Act and Policies and the associated Development Assessment Systems. As part of the planning team at WCG, Toby contributes to all aspects of development applications for varying scales of development, comprising residential unit developments, land subdivisions, commercial and industrial developments from concept to construction.

  • Allan Winchcole Associate - Landscape Architecture

    Allan is a highly motivated landscape architect, with a genuine passion for delivering uniquely creative best practice and sustainable solutions for his clients. He has extensive experience working across multiple sectors, with particular strength in Infrastructure, civic and urban spaces, as well as coastal, parkland and natural landscapes.

    In addition to a strong focus on design, Allan brings a comprehensive knowledge of construction processes, details and materials to his projects.  He has coordinated various complex projects and successfully managed multiple projects on strict timelines.

    Allan's extensive experience provides real value to our clients.

  • Gary Savins Associate Director of Planning

    Gary is an Associate Director of Planning at Wolter Consulting with over 20 years experience, and has specific statutory planning experience delivering projects at a local, national and international level. He has a particular interest and proven experience in the delivery of large scale industrial and residential projects within the South East Queensland (SEQ) region. Gary appreciates the intricacies and complexities involved in the approval and delivery of any development site, and endeavours to utilise his knowledge and experience to deliver timely commercial outcomes for all his clients whilst maintaining a collaborative and positive relationship with all stakeholders involved.

    Gary has been involved in the whole lifecycle of development sites over his career, ranging from due diligence investigations and advice for purchases/or sellers; change in land use and zoning submissions; approval modifications; and legal appeals. Gary has experience in providing expert witness services to the Planning and Environment Court.

    He has a detailed working knowledge of local Planning Schemes throughout Queensland, particularly those within SEQ. He also has experience and knowledge of both northern NSW and ACT Planning Schemes. Gary continues to be involved in a number of industry focus and development groups, specifically those working specifically with a number of SEQ local councils.

    E: [email protected]

  • Dan Best Director of Strategy

    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]

  • Marnie Wood Senior Planner

    Marnie has 4+ years post-graduate experience, having joined Wolter Consulting Group in August 2016 while completing her Regional and Town Planning studies. Since this time, Marnie has embedded herself strongly within the company values and culture and continues to build strong relationships with our clients.

    Marnie has worked on an array of residential developments and subdivisions, as well as a range of commercial and industrial projects.

    Throughout her career to date, Marnie has developed a strong understanding of both state and local planning instruments across Queensland, including the Planning Act 2016 and various local government planning schemes.

    E: [email protected]

  • Sarah Machin Senior Planner

    Sarah joined Wolter Consulting Group in January 2022 as a Senior Planner. Throughout her career to date, Sarah has worked as a town planner, contributing to development projects of varying scales including childcare centres, multiple dwellings and greenfield subdivision. Sarah has developed a strong interest and understanding of strategic planning in planning projects including preparation of development codes, planning scheme amendments and submissions and master planning. When working on projects, Sarah regularly provides strategic solutions to ensure client and Council needs are achieved. Sarah has developed a strong understanding of both state and local planning instruments and requirements across Queensland, including the Planning Act 2016, various local government planning schemes and the Local Government (Robina Central Planning Agreement) Act 1992. 

    E: [email protected]