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B.BltEnv(URP), Dip.PM. 
Managing Director - Senior Town Planner & Project Manager
Robert is a PIA accredited town planner and experienced project manager with a wealth of experience and local knowledge behind him.
Robert provides exceptional town planning & project management advice by drawing upon his previous life experiences working on construction projects and mining jobs in various roles. Robert applies his experience to manage projects from start to finish with an ability to visualize the end product and impeccable attention to detail.
Prior to owning his own consultancy firm, Robert was the Principal Planner at a reputable development company for many years and oversaw large scale subdivisions both freehold lots and volumetric towers for multi-national developers.  
Robert holds various positions with industy & community organisations. He is a registered and experienced mentor as part of Griffith University mentor program and therefore regularly has student planners learning from his experience. 

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Troy ​​Kahler

MPIA (Affiliate), MDIA
Senior Town Planner
Troy has an intricate knowledge of the development process having managed a range of approvals for industrial, commercial and high rise residential projects.
His skills have extended far beyond just site feasibility and development approvals. His excellent reasoning and facilitation skills marks him as an experienced and respected Town Planner on the Gold Coast. Furthermore, Troy is adept in design and combines his talents exceptionally.  As they say "A picture speaks 1000 words".
Troy graduated from the Griffith University (Gold Coast), with a Bachelor Degree of Urban and Environmental Planning. Whilst studying, Troy was a Student Planner at Gold Coast City Council and Student Planner at a local private firm. 

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Town Planner

Daniel graduated from Griffith University (Gold Coast), with a Bachelor Degree of Urban and Environmental Planning. He commenced his Planning career with Dixon Homes and had been responsible for preparing and lodging a wide variety of applications and providing planning advice encompassing over 17 Councils in South East Queensland and several in northern New South Wales.

Daniel's passion to the industry and outstanding planning knowledge combined with his excellent communication skills has made an immediate impression on our clients. He also possesses highly developed analytical research skills and community consultation skills from his 10 years of services with Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association as Branch Operations Manager of the Ashmore Branch.

Daniel also studied Engineering (Civil) as an undergraduate at the University of Newcastle and has worked in a variety of building trade roles which has given him valuable knowledge across the entire building construction process.

Daniel is currently undertaking development approvals for both commercial and residential projects.


Manuela ​​Contreras

B.Arch. DipInDesign
MRAIA (Affiliate), MDIA
Urban Designer
Manuela is an experienced and qualified architect and interior designer, who uses her skills as an urban designer. Manuela is responsible for the exceptional quality of plans, maps, drawings and graphics produced by Taylor Willis to assist in gaining development approvals. She transforms the written narrative into an image which transends with elected representatives and the community.
Prior to working with us, Manuela has experience working on large government projects overseeing the accurate delivery of hospitals, roads, and infrastructure in line with plans. She brings a wealth of knowledge to our team and to your project.



Sho Dan

Dip. Accounting

Office Manager

Sho understands that running a successful business means regularly meeting challenges and overcoming obstacles. She is proficient in English and Chinese, and was previously employed by a Sydney-based company, where she discovered she had a natural aptitude for number crunching. Sho is hands-on in the running of the business and ensures our office runs smoothly.



We regularly engage contractors and student interns who share our business ethos and values. As our client, you will have the pleasure of meeting other people in our business who contribute to its success.

Our Mission

You can trust our advice & have confidence in our service

"We have a 100% success rate"

(100% of our projects have resulted in planning officers recommending approval since we started in 2008)


What are our clients saying?

I refer all my clients to Taylor Willis because they make the approval process simple and talk to you in terms you can understand. I couldn't recommend Taylor Willis more highly for anyone who needs a job done professionally, or within a reasonable time frame.

Ray White Commercial Gold Coast; Sales & Leasing Specialist - James Young

The Welbourne Group chose Taylor Willis as Town Planners for a number of reasons. Firstly the principals of the firm are the people who we deal with and are the people who do the work. Secondly they always respond quickly to our requests and queries and thirdly their ability to understand what we are trying to achieve and go the extra mile to help us in this regard is first class. We would certainly recommend them. Welbourne Group; Director - Business Development Michael Stefanovski

Unless totally satisfied with each outcome I do not re-engage the consultants on my team.  TW continue to be of great value to me.  They are professional, knowledgeable, responsive, enthusiastic, well credentialled and successful negotiators.  They have earned their success!

Michael Addison ,CEO, Zeal Group.