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Whittaker & Associates have a long legacy with Queensland development projects, with over thirty years of history in our file records. Built upon all that experience, chances are good that within our team we have the solutions to satisfy our clients current needs.

LOCAL TEAM. WORLD CLASS RESULTS.

PAUL WHITTAKER

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Paul, owner and director oversees all project delivery. Paul specialises in delivering accurate estimating, cost planning and cost control on all building types across the residential, commercial, retail, health and education sectors.
Paul is well known for his in-depth industry knowledge, proactive approach and ability to create cost confidence on complex projects. Paul is a member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and is a Certified Quantity Surveyor.

Through his dedication and leadership, Paul has created a vibrant and professional company that is one of the preferred on the Sunshine Coast and the greater south east.

Paul is a keen photographer, likes to read, enjoys 4WD overland adventures and he loves spending time with his wife and daughters.

NISHAN SATKUNARAJAH

QUANTITY SURVEYOR

Nishan is our team expert with CostX construction estimating and take-off software.

As a key member of Whittaker & Associates, Nishan’s work scope varies from preparing residential, commercial and civil estimates, contract administration and post contract measurement and cost control. He has an exceptional record working with clients, contractors and sub-contractors across all building types; residential, commercial, retail, health and education sectors.

Nishan plays tennis and enjoys exploring what the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

ROD WILKINS

QUANTITY SURVEYOR

Rod has significant quantity surveying experience in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He has been involved in most sectors of the construction industry and adds value to our team with his commitment and attention to detail.  Rods main role within Whittaker & Associates is completing Replacement Cost Opinions (Reinsurance Valuations) and Sinking Fund Forecasts for the many Strata Titled developments around the greater Sunshine Coast region.

Rod loves country music and spending time on his hobby farm.

SIMON HARDY

ASSISTANT QUANTITY SURVEYOR

An Assistant Quantity Surveyor at Whittaker & Associates, Simon has specialist expertise in Replacement Cost Opinions (Reinsurance Valuations) and Sinking Fund Budget Forecasts, including Capital Replacement Funds and Maintenance Funds for retirement villages. Simon’s experience spans the residential, commercial and aged care sectors.

As our tax depreciation expert, Simon is focused on helping our clients to save money on tax by providing detailed tax depreciation and capital allowance reports for commercial and residential investment properties. He is passionate about helping his clients to maximise their investment property deduction, all in compliance with the ATO regulations.

Simon actually seems to enjoy the challenge of spreadsheet development. Music is another of Simon's passions and he has begun learning rock and roll dancing with his wife.

ANNA GUTHRIE

OFFICE MANAGER

Having been an office administrator since her mid 20’s, Anna brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our office.  Anna started with Whittaker & Associates when Paul purchased the business in 2017. Anna supports all the Quantity Surveyors in a wide range of activities, her other duties include all things administration, accounts and the general running of the office. Anna is also Whittaker & Associates first point of contact for telephone enquiries and communications.

When not working, Anna enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She loves camping, travelling Australia and is a committee member and coach with her local netball club.

BELINDA SKINNER

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT 

As the administration assistance to our office, Belinda’s position involves administration support to our Office Manager and our Quantity Surveyors. Belinda joined the team to assist with the digitisation of our records.  Belinda is always doing her bit to answer phones, take bookings and assists with enquires.

Belinda loves baking morning tea for her co-workers and is best known for her carrot cake.

OUR LATEST ARTICLES

QS Reports for Retirement Villages – Maintenance Reserve Fund Forecast

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Our quantity surveyor audits all the buildings and structures owned by the scheme operator, such as communal facilities, amenities and the accommodation units, plant, machinery and equipment, roads, paths, drainage, sewerage mains and landscaping. For each capital item, the likely cost and frequency of repairs and maintenance is determined, and the data is displayed in tabular form in the annual report.