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.


Sarah has 15 years experience in urban planning, working with major developers, investors and government agencies on projects across Victoria. 

Sarah Ancell
Principal Urban Planner

Sarah has 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.

Liam Stanley
Senior Urban Planner

Liam is a versatile urban designer and urban planner with a background in architecture. Liam has worked on numerous projects including masterplans, structure plans, strategic plans and planning reports for both private and public sector clients.

Karman Price
Office Manager

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

Mark Woodland

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 15 years experience working as a town planner and property advisor on complex projects. 

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Julia Abbinga
Senior Urban Planner

Julia has been working with Echelon planning for over 7 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. 

Oliver Cope
Graduate Urban Planner

Oliver joined Echelon Planning as a graduate 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.