people

The Echelon Planning team is passionate about making great towns and cities. We have skills in a many aspects of urban planning, from preparing strategic plans, masterplans, policy frameworks through to due diligence and development approvals. Our team is adept at helping clients navigate through even the most complex planning and development issues.

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Sarah McQuillen
Co-Founder & Director

Sarah has nearly 20 years experience in urban planning, working with major developers, investors and government agencies on projects across Victoria. 

Sarah Ancell
Sarah Ancell
Principal Urban Planner

Sarah has over 15 years of experience on a broad range of planning projects in Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand. She has equal expertise in strategic and development approval planning.

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Julia Abbinga
Senior Urban Planner

Julia has been working with Echelon planning for over 8 years and during that time has worked on a range of projects with a focus on development facilitation for masterplanned communities and residential infill as well as being involved in the preparation and implementation of planning scheme amendments and PSPs. 

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Michelle possesses a strong foundation in statutory planning developed through 7 years of working in urban and regional Councils on a range of complex planning permit applications and appearing at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and the Building Appeals Board (BAB).

Mark Woodland
Co-Founder & Director

Mark has over 25 years of experience in the planning and development sector. He has held senior positions in both state and local government, as well as in the property industry. 

Antony Duffill
Principal Urban Planner

Antony is a planning consultant with over 16 years experience working as a town planner and property advisor on complex projects. 

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Daisy has eight years of experience working on a range of planning projects in both Victoria and New Zealand. She has experience in assessing and preparing development applications for mixed-use projects, commercial projects, and greenfield subdivisions. 

Oliver Cope

Oliver joined Echelon Planning as an urban planner in March 2020. He possesses a diverse skillset in urban planning, mapping, research and document production and has worked on a range of Echelon projects.

Karman Price
Karman Price
Office Manager

Karman has 10 years experience in office management, account management, and customer service.