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Petar Mrdja


“Our approach at Urbanista Town Planning is to be the best in the business, and that involves hard work, perseverance and delivering quality outcomes for our clients.”

Petar holds a Bachelor of Communications, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning and a Diploma of Project Management. He has over a decade’s experience in various statutory, strategic and senior management town planning positions within Local Governments.

Petar has served as a Planning Officer for the City of Vincent and City of Stirling, has been the Co-ordinator of Planning at City of Subiaco and the Manager of Planning and Building at the City of Vincent, where he was also the Director of Planning. He has served as the Manager of Planning at City of Subiaco, Town of Cambridge and Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

Throughout his career, Petar has developed a comprehensive understanding of the planning and development process and is especially talented in managing stakeholder expectations. He is driven on a daily basis by delivering smart solutions and exceptional design outcomes.

Petar is also a soccer tragic who loves hitting the field on the weekend and welcomes any side conversations with absolutely anyone about the great game.


Bianca Sandri 


“My drive is to provide honest advice to all my clients, helping them to achieve the best possible outcomes.”

Bianca graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Urban and Regional Planning) Honours degree and holds business qualifications. She has extensive Local Government experience, including statutory planning, strategic planning, planning and building compliance, State Administrative Tribunal appeals and Council.

Bianca has worked with a number of local governments such as the City of Vincent, City of Bayswater, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Town of Victoria Park, and believes her extensive Local Government experience provides her clients with an edge when navigating the statutory planning process.

Bianca currently serves as a Councillor for City of Stirling and Tamala Park Regional Council and is a Metro North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel Member. Bianca is also an executive board member of the Town Team Movement.


Daniella Mrdja


“With my extensive town planning experience and passion for strategic planning, I enjoy managing diverse planning work and delivering top outcomes for our clients.”

Daniella is Urbanista Town Planning’s resident strategic planning expert. She has over a decade’s experience as a Town Planner in Local Government and the private sector and has a stellar reputation in the industry for her agile thinking and clever solutions.

Daniella has a wealth of experience, having previously served as a Statutory Planning Officer at the City of Vincent, Senior Strategic Planning and Heritage Officer at the City of Vincent, Manager Strategic Planning and Heritage at the City of Vincent and Project Officer at the City of Bayswater.

She loves the strategic side of planning, where she puts her extensive experience in land use planning, heritage, scheme amendments, local planning scheme adoption and local planning policy formulation to good use on a daily basis.


Steven Depiazzi


“I look forward to achieving the best possible development within the constraints of the planning framework, utilising a rational and honest approach when negotiating outcomes.”

Steven comes from a local government background with over ten years’ experience in statutory planning. He has a keen interest in technical assessment and interpretation of legislation, finding innovative solutions to ensure fair and reasonable outcomes for development. Steve welcomes new opportunities to expand the boundaries of his knowledge in planning and related fields, eager to research and review new policies and legislation to keep up to date on the latest trends in planning.


Aaron Sta Maria


“Town Planning has always been a passion and I enjoy assisting our clients and team Urbanista Town Planning with difficult statutory planning matters, by providing innovative solutions.”

Aaron recently graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts (Urban and Regional Planning) with Honours. Aaron brings a fresh perspective and knows how to decipher difficult statutory planning matters through his methodical research, due diligence and understanding of the Western Australian planning system.

Aaron’s passion for community is evident through his extensive volunteering work with the SES and Inglewood on Beaufort community group.


Mitchell Palmer


“I hold an interest in design-based policy, to achieve socially and environmentally sustainable outcomes throughout Perth. Planners should apply discretion and be site-responsive to achieve a suitable development outcomes.”

Mitchell is a recent graduate of Urban and Regional Planning at Curtin University. In his final year of study he focused his dissertation on Dementia, urban design, statutory planning, and planning policy. He aims to continue to challenge himself and to grow personally and professionally. Part of this pursuit involves part-time study to complete a post-graduate Juris Doctor degree at UWA, to complement his professional interests and competencies.


Morgan Hutton


“I am passionate about being part of the Urbanista team and finding innovative solutions to better connect people and places, whilst navigating complex regulatory framework to ensure exceptional outcomes.”

Morgan recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning. Morgan has gained experience working in both local government and private consultancy firms where she has developed her planning expertise while working alongside statutory planners in the delivery of exceptional planning outcomes. Through her experience, she has become familiar with various Local Planning Schemes and the Residential Design Codes, of which knowledge she uses to prepare reports for a wide range of development applications. Morgan has experience in liaising with various stakeholders for projects where she has formed valuable professional connections.