Former Development Manager (Stockland Residential)
Stockland has an established relationship with Mortons – Urban Solutions with a project history of over 10 years (comprising 7 residential communities and assisting in the delivery of over 3,800 residential homesites.)
In my role at Stockland as Planning Manager and Development Manager, Mortons – Urban Solutions have been the Project Engineer for The Observatory (900 lots), Riverstone Crossing (762 lots), Ormeau Ridge (810 lots), Vale (632 Lots) Jacobs Ridge (1,042 lots), Hundred Hills (192 lots) and Bahrs Scrub (1,200 lots).
As Project Engineer, Mortons has been responsible for managing and administering all engineering aspects of each project including obtaining the relevant approvals, coordination of consultants, civil design, construction cost estimation and budgeting, contract administration and construction superintendency.
I have always found Mortons to be strategic, proactive and commercial in their approach, particularly in their referral of sites for acquisition and in all aspects of Project Delivery through to Project Completion. Mortons has the capacity to operate in a Project Coordination role and provide Civil Engineering and/or Town Planning input as required.
Mortons have had a key role in a number of project teams I have been involved with and are outcome driven, exhibiting strong leadership skills and a capacity to deliver. They have good relationships with other project consultants and project team members, along with key government agencies and are well respected by their peers.
Constantly looking for innovation in their approach, Mortons has a competitive advantage in their capacity to self-certify engineering works for identified projects. This best practice approach is also evident in the quality of their engineering drawings and collaborative approach to design therefore streamlining timing for approvals.
Mortons are loyal to their clients and professional in their approach.
Development Manager (formerly Villa World Group, now with HB Land)
As a Development Manager for Villa World Group, I have worked closely with the team from Mortons – Urban Solutions on residential subdivision works from the feasibility/acquisition phase right through to the sealing of lots post civil construction. This includes their role as civil engineers and project coordinators on our current multistage residential subdivision ‘Brookside’, located in Ormeau, Queensland.
The input we receive from Mortons – Urban Solutions with respect to their consulting engineering services and project coordination is always highly valued. Their willingness to explore alternate engineering solutions along with their strong relationships with key project stakeholders continues to provide Villa World Group with greater commercial outcomes on our projects.
Mortons – Urban Solutions are an integral part of Villa World’s development consultancy team and will continue to be so; I would highly recommend you consider them for any development projects that require civil consultancy services.
Senior Development Consultant (Leda Developments Pty Ltd)
Mortons – Urban Solutions have been engaged by Project 28 Pty Ltd to undertake civil design and project coordination of “Kings Forest” land development at Cudgen, NSW.
Kings Forest is a multi-staged 880 Ha residential development with a total yield of 4,500 residences, commercial and Open Space.
Since 2007, Mortons – Urban Solutions has been involved in various aspects of the project including (but not limited to):
- Preliminary civil design of development pads and associated infrastructure totalling approximately 4,500 lots.
- Liaison with relevant authorities, consultants and stakeholders; and
- Preparation of reports for assessment by State and local government agencies.
Their particular leading and integrating hydraulic and hydrologic modelling has led to optimal development footprint outcomes whilst rationalising earthworks and infrastructure requirements.
We have no hesitation in recommending Mortons – Urban Solutions as an engineering firm that has demonstrated professionalism, competence and innovation within their discipline and integrated well with all other disciplines.
State Development Manager (Villawood Properties)
As State Development Manager for Villawood Properties, I have worked closely with Mortons – Urban Solutions over the last four years on residential developments located in SE QLD and NSW. Their experienced team of engineers has completed multiple stages of design and construction on our developments with varying conditions and complex engineering issues. Mortons – Urban Solutions has provided accurate advice on engineering costs and feasibilities to our acquisition team which has resulted in successful site purchases and ongoing projects.
Mortons – Urban Solutions are currently engaged in engineering and project coordination roles for the following Villawood Projects:
- Essencia – 274 lot multi-staged residential development located at Dakabin, QLD and
- Miramar – 175 lot multi-staged residential development located at Casuarina Beach, NSW including external roadworks and Council pump station. Miramar is a complex site with dune sands, ground water table restrictions and sewer pump station and rising main.
Mortons – Urban Solutions is a valued member of our development team. They are highly experienced in dealing with local and state authorities and achieve value engineering outcomes for all of our projects. I recommend the services they provide and will consider their input for our future development projects.
Managing Director (Goodrock Property)
I have worked with John Harrison and the Mortons – Urban Solutions team on multiple land development projects over the course of the last 10 years. I have always found John and the team to be highly commercial in their approach to providing consulting engineering services and they are always seeking alternative strategies to improve the performance of projects.
Mortons has strong professional relationships with key stakeholders and undertake works in a timely and efficient manner. John and his team are a client-focused organisation who are always working for the best outcome of the client and the project.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Mortons – Urban Solutions for future work and I currently work with Mortons on a number of projects.
Director (Harrison Development Group)
Mortons – Urban Solutions is currently overseeing all engineering and town planning aspects of the Flinders master planned community. Encompassing 4,000ha, Flinders is one of the largest greenfield developments in the country and is located at Flagstone in the southern-western growth corridor of Brisbane.
Having used many consultancy firms over the past 20 years, Mortons are extremely proficient at creating high quality, innovative solutions, that are responsive to the marketplace and to their clients’ needs. The Directors of the company take a hands-on approach by conveying their knowledge and ensuring that outcomes are achieved in an expedient and professional manner.
Mortons has also developed strong relationships with local Councils and have an extensive understanding of government requirements. I look forward to working with Mortons on Flinders and on other projects in the future.