Paul Tomkinson has over 50 years’ experience in the Victorian land development industry. As CEO (1974-2014) of Tomkinson Group, he masterfully oversaw company growth through drought, fire and the recession we had to have. Paul continues as Director of Tomkinson Group, where his deep knowledge and insights continue to provide valuable strategic guidance.
Andrea provides strategic and statutory planning for urban and regional projects ranging from re-zoning to estate development, and density infill. Prior to joining Tomkinson Group in 2007, she spent several years working on socio-economic projects in Bangkok and Canberra. Andrea succeeded Paul Tomkinson as Executive Director of Tomkinson Group in 2014, and is now focussed on regeneration for the company.
Business Development, Director
John joined Tomkinson Group in 2011. He brings a wealth of experience to our project management ranks, as well as insightful local knowledge of the G21 Regional Alliance areas. Prior to joining Tomkinson Group, John spent six years as a senior construction project engineer with Leighton Contractors/Baulderstone Hornibrook, were he managed numerous successful road and drainage construction projects. He experience also includes stints as a construction manager for NGO Lagos in Nigeria, and a construction services engineer with Invensys Operations Management in Texas.
Manager – North East
Daris joined the Tomkinson Group team in 2016 to manage the North East office. He brings 30 years of planning and management experience to our clients. Prior to joining the Group Daris worked in a range of small to large consulting firms as well as various local and state government organisations in Victoria, NSW and the ACT. Daris is highly skilled in strategic and land use planning with extensive experience in applied strategic thinking, land development projects, planning policy development, project management and delivery.
Licenced Surveyor, Survey Manager
A licensed surveyor, Chris has over 25 years’ experience at Tomkinson, having joined the business as a graduate surveyor. He was appointed Survey Manager in 2003. Chris’s work focuses closely on cadastral and engineering surveying over a very wide range of projects, and managing survey staff across the organisation.
Matt joined Tomkinson Group in 2003 and was shortly thereafter promoted to the position of Engineering Manager. Matt’s prior experience includes stints as a design engineer with Warren Smith & Partners, ARUP and as a project engineer with Serco-Coliban Water. He brings a wealth of experience on all aspects of civil engineering and project management.
Rick joined Tomkinson Group in 2013 following several successful years as a management accountant in a range of organisations across Australia and the UK. His experience covers local government, merchant banking, mining, as well as five years running his own consultancy.
Senior Design Engineer
Nathan is a Civil Engineer with over 18 years professional experience in the design and project management of municipal and land subdivision projects and associated infrastructure. Nathan has been with Tomkinson Group since February 1998, and specialises in detailed design of large scale developments from early conception through to completion of construction. Through the process, Nathan maintains close working relationships with clients and referral authorities, in order to achieve best principle design outcomes.
Dennis Carter, LFRAIA
Dennis is a senior architect, with over 40 years experience as a principal of small to medium, design-based and award winning Architecture practices. Dennis is a Life Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and a present AIA Senior Counsellor. Tomkinson Group established a professional association with Dennis in 2015 to further our mutual interest in bringing quality design to the urban development process. With Dennis’ expert input, we have improved the range of development options we can offer to clients, with a focus on design integrity.
Tim began working with the Tomkinson Group in 1998. Prior to his commencement he spent a year in the UK on a study tour after completion of his Engineering Survey Associate Certificate from Bendigo TAFE. Tim has worked on some some key projects for Tomkinson Group – Bendigo Bank, BEndigo Marketplace and large subdivisions for Villawood in Bendigo and Moama – undertaking cadastral and feature surveys.
Joining the Tomkinson team in 2014, Andrea’s diverse background and employment history provide her with a valuable and integrated perspective into land use planning initiatives. Andrea has an excellent knowledge of environmental and natural hazards issues including waterways, water management, native vegetation, soil management, climate change, floodplain management, bushfire planning, and emergency management.
Ken has nearly 20 years’ experience as a contract construction surveyor on major projects in both Victoria and New South Wales. With a Bachelor of Applied Science (RMIT), Ken’s experience covers GPS, whole farm surveys for irrigation, rural and urban cadastral subdivision and feature surveys. Ken has worked on a broad range of significant projects at Tomkinson Group and is relied upon for experience, broad knowledge and dependable accuracy.
Senior Engineer / Project Manager
Stephen joined Tomkinson Group in 2016 bringing 40 years of experience in land development, project and construction management with him. Stephen has been responsible for civil engineering and project management for a range of civil projects including the planning, concept, design, development, tender documentation and construction phases. He has also been involved with the servicing and costings for major land projects including the East Werribee PSP tender for the MAB Group, and project and construction management for the such subdivision as Mill Park Estate (5000 lot subdivision) and Westmeadows Lane (2000 lot subdivision). Stephen’s understanding of both the public and private sectors provides an integrated perspective into land development initiatives.
Maddison is the first point of contact for our Bendigo clients. Maddison joined Tomkinson Group in 2013 and has since made herself indispensable for smooth front of house operations. Having completed a Certificate IV in Business Administration through the Victorian Occupational Training Educational Service, Maddison looks after front reception in the Bendigo office, assists with document preparation, invoicing and a great and varied load of administrative support, assisting every function of the company.
Russell possesses over 16 years professional experience as a Civil Engineer in the design and project management of municipal and land subdivision projects, and associated infrastructure. Russell has been a Project Engineer at Tomkinson Group since 2005, and manages projects and liaises with clients, subcontractors and authorities through the design and construction phases to compliance, including road, drainage, sewer and water main construction for subdivisions.
Pat began at Tomkinson Group in the late 90’s beginning as a Surveying Technician moving into the Senior Draftperson role. Prior to that Pat worked as a Surveying Technician with TGM in Ballarat, Singletons in Bendigo, and Rogans in Gisborne providing Pat with an extensive background and range of experience. Pat has worked on key projects such as Bendigo Bank building, large scale subdivisions in the Bendigo region, Bendigo Airport and Fortuna Villa.
Payroll / Finance Officer
Paul joined Tomkinson Group in 2016 as a payroll and finance officer. Coming from a varied background in public practice accounting, computer software installation and support, his 16 years of experience, in both Melbourne and Bendigo, are a valuable asset to Tomkinsons’ Administration Team.
Kesenya joined Tomkinson in 2015 as a Development Planner, bringing with her enthusiasm for sound environmental design, rural agrarianism, creative cities and urban village concepts for development. Kesenya has a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from La Trobe University and over 15 years’ experience in varying Placemaking and Planning roles.
Josh is currently studying surveying at the University of Queensland and works for the Tomkinson Group around his study commitments.
Jason has over 20 years professional experience in all disciplines of land surveying, ranging from engineering setout to major land subdivision projects. Jason has continued to undertake and manage surveying projects for clients in both the private and public sectors at the Torquay office. In this role Jason liaises with clients and manages survey projects and staff to ensure projects are completed efficiently and accurately.
Alex is a Civil Engineer and joined Tomkinson Group in 2011 after graduating with Honours from LaTrobe University. He currently works in the design and project management field of municipal and land subdivision projects and associated infrastructure.
Administration Officer/Graduate Engineer
Rachael graduated with a double degree in Civil Engineering and Commerce in 2014, and wears many different hats within Tomkinson Group. After initially joining the Torquay team as an Administration Officer, Rachael quickly added project management and engineering tasks to her skill set. Rachael has continued to expand her interests and is now successfully balancing a diverse and demanding range of skills.
Graeme has significant experience in North Eastern Victoria, having managed Tomkinson Group’s Benalla office for the past decade, where he oversees a group of surveying and engineering staff with local expertise. Graeme’s survey skills are extensive, having worked across a range of different land projects in this region.
Michael is a Civil Engineer working in the design and project management field of municipal and land subdivision projects and associated infrastructure. Michael has been a Project Engineer at Tomkinson since joining the company in January 2013, after completing his studies in November 2012. He has continued to undertake engineering projects for clients in both the private and public sectors.
Wendy has been with Tomkinson Group for 8 years, and plays a vital part the day to day operations of our Benalla office. Aside from answering the phones, document preparation and other general administration duties, Wendy also liaises with clients in a project management function for the Benalla based projects, and is handy in CAD, assisting with the production of Plans of Subdivision.
Peter has been employed by Tomkinson Group for over thirteen years and has more than 30 years’ experience in civil design. Prior to joining Tomkinson Group Peter spent time as a civil designer at various private and government Authorities, including 3 years with Bonnaci Winward structural engineers, 4 years with Barwon Water and 6 years with the Gas & Fuel Corporation. Peters current duties as a Project Manager include liaising with clients, subcontractors and authorities through the design and construction phases of various land development projects.
Alex joined Tomkinson Group in 2012, and is working as a Graduate Surveyor supporting the Surveyors across all the Tomkinson offices. He has recently complete a Bachelor of Applied Science at RMIT, (Surveying) Honours.
Richard is a local Torquay Graduate Surveyor, who has been working within the industry for 8 years. Initially joining Tomkinson Group in the Torquay Office as a Graduate Surveyor and Team Leader in 2011, Richard set off to explore the world in 2012, maintaining work within the industry and gaining invaluable international experience, and was welcomed back to the Torquay office in 2015 and is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Surveyor.
Melanie joined Tomkinson Group in 2015 as a Planner after graduating from LaTrobe University with a Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning. Melanie’s previous experience working with the City of Greater Bendigo as a student planner gave her an appreciation for Council processes, and she has continued building on her strengths and knowledge, becoming very familiar with regional planning issues.
Urban, Rural & Environmental Planner
Senior Administration Officer
A familiar face at Tomkinson Group, Leonie initially joined the company in 1989 as a Receptionist/Junior Admin Assistant fresh out of school, progressing to Administration Officer before leaving in 1999. In 2010 Leonie returned to Tomkinson Group and is currently a Senior Administration Officer, responsible for a number of Administrative/finance duties. Leonie also maintains our Quality Assurance and Occupational Health and Safety systems across all our offices.