About Us

Expertly bringing your vision to life

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Client Focus

You are at the centre of all that we do. We pride ourselves on being a dynamic consultancy, rich in experience. Uniquely, our key team members have worked in the industry for an average of 20 years. Hence, your project gets a wealth of value-added senior expertise from a team member who has in-depth industry knowledge across a broad range of areas. This extensive and diverse experience, means that we understand your project requirements. We pride ourselves on knowing how best to meet your brief and do so with efficiency and excellence. Whether utilising some or all of our services, it’s our job to make project success easier for you.


UDM can manage every step of the project for you, no matter what area of speciality you engage us for. We not only meet your needs, but exceed them with our expertise, vast knowledge of the industry, and comprehensive risk mitigation. It’s our job to free you up to do what you do best.

Quality and Quality Assurance

We pride ourselves on the quality of our work. Excellence in design and management is a combination of expertise, flexibility, innovation and relationships. We don’t just deliver your project on time and within budget. We produce an outcome that goes over and above the standard and will bring your vision to life in a way that often exceeds expectations.

Urban Design and Management is certified to AS/NZS ISO 9001-2008

What makes UDM unique?

When you work with UDM excellence in service and project delivery is guaranteed. Our senior team bring innovation, exemplary standards of work and extensive industry knowledge to your project every time.

Solid relationships

Relationships are integral to success in the development industry. Our respected and valued relationships with key associations, relevant government departments and within the broader development industry, means that we can deliver a level of service that exceeds the norm.

Leadership and Continuity

We strive to deliver excellence in customer service. Your project will be placed under the management of a director in the respective discipline. It’s then brought to fruition by a team that is hand-picked specifically with your unique requirements in mind. This business model ensures seamless continuity for the life of the project.

Finger on the pulse

Keeping abreast of the latest industry news and emerging developments is fundamental. The expertise of our team ensures we know how to best apply that knowledge. We pride ourselves on our memberships with:

• Urban Development Institute of Australia
• Planning Institute of Australia
• Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association.

We are also proudly on the executive committee of the Association of Land Development Engineers.

Come and MeetOur Team

Our Directors

When you work with UDM’s Directors you are partnering with well-known and highly regarded professionals in the industry. Professionals who are recognised for their breadth and depth of experience.

Each director specialises in a particular discipline. Collectively they complement each other’s expertise, so that you get the best level of service across all disciplines.

Tom Milinkovic


Tom has over twenty years of experience in both private consultancy and the development industry. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in residential, commercial and industrial developments. With a highly experienced engineering design background, his expertise is a valuable asset to the firm. Tom has a results-based reputation that marks him as a leader in the industry.

Areas of Specialty: Civil engineering, project management, development management, due diligence investigation, acquisition feasibility analysis and property acquisition and disposal strategies.

Strategically focused on: Value engineering, and delivering to budget and program.

Anthony Grodzki


Anthony is another highly accomplished director with over twenty years of experience in the land development industry. He brings with him 10 years of experience as a civil contractor and has an extensive engineering design background. Therefore, you receive expert guidance on elements such as construction supervision, project management and contractual obligations. His broader industry experience means that elements of your project, such as understanding specifications, contracts, tendering, variation and cost estimates, are all handled expertly by us.

Areas of Specialty: Civil construction and consulting.

Strategically focused on: Excellence in complex construction challenges, construction supervision and looking at new ways to deliver excellence in customer service.

Julie Lancashire


Julie is recognised for the knowledge and skills that come with more than twenty years of experience in the development industry in both the public and private sectors. She has extensive experience as a planning consultant to major developers, local government and state government. This, combined with her work in local government ensures that your projects are planned with excellence and care, on budget and within deadline.

Her skills in statutory and strategic planning have seen her receive acclaim for award winning projects such as: Delfin Caroline Springs Estate 2005 UDIA Master Planned Community Award; Central Equity’s Woodland Waters in Mernda (2010 best residential project of more than 250 lots); DFC’s Rose Grange (2004 best residential development of more than 250 lots) and many more.

Areas of Speciality: Land development, precinct structure plans, infrastructure projects, strategic and statutory planning

Strategically focused on: Delivering planning outcomes that surpass expectation.

Our Highly Experienced Team Leaders

David Sammut

GM - Land Development

David has a civil engineering, construction and property development background that spans more than 20 years. He brings with him expertise obtained from his work for developers, private consultancies and government agencies. He has a comprehensive knowledge of property development principles for land subdivision and medium density projects.

Areas of Speciality: Development and Project Management, financial and program control, contract and risk management.

Strategically focused on: Managing your project through all phases of development from due diligence through to construction and marketing.

Melinda Holloway

Principal Urban Designer

Melinda brings to your project 20 years of experience garnered from working with leading planning and urban design firms. Her well regarded profile within the development industry and her relationships with state government agencies, local government and developers are a testament to her efficacy in urban design and planning.

Experience through her comprehensive knowledge of urban design principles and strategic planning processes includes:

  • Working through analysis of the site context and issues at all stages of a project
  • Integration of broad scale issues with site-specific solutions
  • Flexible and varied analytical and design skills to address various situations.
  • Excellence in problem solving through the planning and design phase of a project.

Areas of Speciality: Subdivision design and precinct structure planning

Strategically focused on: Delivering high quality design solutions that are innovative and achievable.

Bill Soutter

Principal Project Manager

Bill is a highly motivated civil engineer and project manager with over 17 years in private sector land development and 18 years in local government in both urban and rural municipalities. He is well-respected within the urban development industry by his peers, authorities & agencies, contractors and clients and has project-managed design & construction activities for many large residential developments in suburban Melbourne.

Areas of Speciality: Design team and project management, feasibility and due diligence

Strategically focused on: Delivering quality engineering outcomes that are constructed on time and within budget.

Looking for a Career in Urban Design and Management?...

Urban Design & Management is not advertising any job opportunities currently but we are always looking forward to hearing from dynamic and motivated people who can positively contribute to the UDM team.  If you feel your skill set matches our services, please submit your CV and cover letter to info@udmgt.com.au.  We will keep your CV on file and will be in touch should an appropriate position arise.