People with the passion to achieve more for your project.

PEAKURBAN has assembled a team of the best urban development, water and infrastructure professionals in the industry.

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Brent Thomas

Managing Director (BE Civil, EMBA, FIEAust, CPEng, NER, RPEQ)
Brent is an RPEQ with over 19 years’ urban development and infrastructure experience – most recently helping deliver several of Queensland’s most iconic and complex development projects. In 2016, Brent was voted “Most Client Focused Consulting Engineer in Australia and New Zealand’
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Brent is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and registered on the National Engineering Register (NER). He also holds an Executive MBA and in March 2016 was voted by over 4000 clients as the ‘Most Client Focused Consulting Engineer in Australia’ at the AFR Client Choice Awards.

‘I love serving clients in whatever capacity I can be most useful – finding sites, delivering projects, making connections or just simply offering advice. What I’m really passionate about is working with clients to ensure they get a great outcome in terms of their experience in working with us, the quality of the development outcome and the financial return on their project’.

Brent is experienced in the planning, design and delivery of major urban development projects. Brent has specific skills and expertise in project planning, scope management, design management, cost estimating, tender and contract documentation, contract administration and Superintendent services, stakeholder negotiation and risk and quality management.

Career Summary

2016 current: Managing Director – PEAKURBAN Pty Ltd

2013 – 2016: Sector Leader – Civil & Urban (National) – Calibre Consulting

2011 – 2015: Executive General Manager, Qld – Calibre Consulting

2006 – 2014: Manager – Sunshine Coast – Calibre Consulting

2005 – 2006: Manager – Civil Urban Division, Lambert & Rehbein, Melbourne

2000 – 2005: Civil Engineer – Various Civil Engineering Consulting firms

Summary of Recent Projects Delivered by Brent

Harmony, Palmview (Avid Property Group) – master planned community including estate major works on Sunshine Coast.

Aura, Caloundra South (Stockland) – master planned community including estate major works on Sunshine Coast.

Coolum Ridges (Aveo Group Ltd) – master planned community including estate major works on Sunshine Coast.

Halcyon Landing, Bli Bli (Halcyon Developments) – 188 dwelling over 50 lifestyle community on the Sunshine Coast.

Peregian Breeze (Lateral Properties Pty Ltd) – 400 lot residential development including estate major works on Sunshine Coast

Teviot Downs (Villa Green Pty Ltd) – acquisition and due diligence services for a 1500 lot residential development at Greenbank in Logan.

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Karl Rogers

State Director (Victoria)
Karl is a Chartered Practicing Engineer with more than 30 years' experience across a broad range of residential, commercial and industrial subdivisions and civil infrastructure projects.
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Karl is a Chartered Practicing Engineer with more than 30 years’ experience across a broad range of residential, commerical and industrial subdivisions and civil infrastructure projects. His strength is in the planning, design and project management and delivery of large-scale subdvisisions as well as preparing and verifying development costings and feasibilities.

In 2015 Karl established LD Eng and built it to a team of 35 professionals with a passion to provide leading consulting engineering services for land development, sustainable water and sports and racing projects. Karl brings his experience and knowledge to the newly formed PEAKURBAN team.

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Dan Collins

State Director – Queensland (BE Civil, RPEQ, CPEng, MIEAust)
Dan has over 15 years’ experience partnering with clients and working with teams on a variety of projects across Southeast Queensland including the delivery of master planned communities, land development subdivisions, infrastructure projects, infill sites, commercial developments, and industrial projects.
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Dan has experience in project delivery from inception through to completion including client engagement, project planning, briefing and scoping, design management, development negotiation of Infrastructure Agreements and Development Approvals, Operational Works Approvals, plan sealing, liaising and coordinating with relevant authorities, construction and contract administration. 

“I believe in a collaborative approach to solving problems and achieving outcomes that are in the best interests of our clients.  I pride myself on keeping open communication with the entire project team to facilitate added value opportunities and incorporate those into the outcomes our clients are seeking.   Creating a strong project team is something I strive for to ensure that the projects will be run efficiently and successfully.”

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Tim Connolly

Director – Planning (BRTP, MPIA)
Tim Connolly (Town Planner) has over 37 years’ experience in development planning where he has developed significant knowledge. He is known for clear thinking, innovative thought, proven exceptional service, relationship building and trust and integrity.
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Tim has worked with public and private industry clients across all sectors, leading teams of knowledge specialists in planning, surveying, urban design and landscape architecture to create his vision of liveable communities. He has been instrumental in policy and practice development in the planning and development process, where is has contributed to successful pilot programs and outcomes.

“I like that we are actually creating places where people will work, live, and play. I enjoy working with people and establishing lasting relationships based on respect and performance. We work in a sometimes-complex environment, and it is extremely satisfying to provide client service and collaboratively achieve great outcomes.”

His role with PEAKURBAN involves the management, communication and strategy for potential and existing development projects.

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Kelly McKendry

Director – Water & Environment (BE-Env, MBA, RPEQ, MIEAust)
Kelly is a Water Resources Engineer with over 19 years’ experience in surface water management, water supply and wastewater engineering working for both public and private organisations. 
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Kelly’s experience has been gained across the urban environment, industrial, mining and energy sectors in projects which range from prefeasibility and impact assessment to detailed design. This includes experience in surface water assessment, flood studies, stormwater management plans, dam break and consequence assessment, hazardous dam assessments, water balance modelling and groundwater assessment. In addition, Kelly has worked in water supply and wastewater planning, and water treatment.

Environmental engineering allows me to combine my love of science with my passion for nature. We create real world solutions that have positive impacts. I am proud to be part of a team that consistently delivers environmentally focused, resilient and sustainable infrastructure. It is important to me to make a difference in the world and I believe that finding ways to make sustainable solutions achievable for all is the way forward.

Kelly has experience in the following modelling packages; XP-RAFTS, WBMN, XP-SWMM/XP-STORM, HEC-RAS, TUFLOW, MIKE, WaterRIDE, GOLDSIM/OPSIM, GIS packages and MUSIC.

Career Summary

Kawana Master Plan Drainage Study 2020 (Sunshine Coast Regional Council)

Brisbane Recycling Park Flood Investigation, Ipswich (Wanless Recycling Park Pty Ltd)

Tooan Tooan Creek Including Lowlands Catchment Analysis – Flood Risk

Petrie Mill Re-Development, Petrie (Moreton Bay Regional Council) -flood management and water quality solutions.

Flood Information Review, Gympie (Gympie Regional Council) – review of historic flood data

Morayfield South Structure Plan Flood Study and SMP (Moreton Bay Regional Council)

Glasshouse Mountains District Park Hydraulic Assessment (Sunshine Coast Council)

Sunshine Coast Grammar School Flood Risk (Sunshine Coast Grammar School)

Dakabin Landfill Stage 3 Flood Investigation

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Andrew Chudleigh

Director (Land Development)
Andrew has over 15 years' professional experience as a Civil Engineer and Project Manager.
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Andrew has over 15 years’ professional experience as a Civil Engineer and Project Manager. Andrew’s experience includes design, construction, project management of projects within the residential, commercial, healthcare, industrial, marine and mining environments.

At PEAKURBAN, Andrew performs a principal role in the management and delivery of multi-disciplinary projects in land development and civil infrastructure.

Relationships are key to success in our industry, and Andrew takes pride in the personal associations he has with clients, key stakeholders and external regulatory and service authorities.

Andrew’s experience includes design, construction, and project management of projects within the residential, commercial, healthcare, industrial, marine and mining environments.

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