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The Echelon Planning team is passionate about making great towns and cities. With a variety of backgrounds and skills, the team are adept at helping clients navigate through even the most complex planning, policy and development issues. 

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Sarah McQuillen
Co-Founder & Director

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

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Antony Duffill
Associate Director

Antony is a planning consultant with almost 20 years of experience working as a town planner and property advisor on complex projects. 


Daisy has nine years of experience working on a range of planning projects in both Victoria and New Zealand. She has extensive experience in both statutory and strategic planning (particularly in the greenfield context) including preparing strategic plans such as Precinct Structure Plans, Revitalisation Plans and Urban Design Frameworks.

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Mark Woodland
Co-Founder & Director

Mark has over 30 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. 

Julia Abbinga
Principal Urban Planner

Julia has been working with Echelon Planning for over 10 years, where her work includes development facilitation for masterplanned communities, residential infill as well as assisting with the preparation and implementation of planning scheme amendments and PSPs. 

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Michelle possesses a strong foundation in statutory planning developed through eight 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 and the Building Appeals Board.

Daniel Cooper
Urban Planner

Daniel recently graduated from the Master of Urban Planning and Design course at Monash University. Through his studies and work at Echelon Planning as a student planner, he has developed fundamental skills in statutory and strategic planning, including policy research, map-making, GIS analysis and navigating Victoria’s planning schemes. 

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Amanda Oakley 
Office Manager

Amanda has extensive administrative experience within the property and construction sectors.  She enjoys multi-tasking and working with people.

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