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Our Team

Watsons’ team members have one thing in common – a passion for developing property and achieving the very best of outcomes.

Each of our projects is seen as a unique opportunity to make a striking and sustainable improvement to the land.  Our creativity and innovative solutions in design and development, ensure even the most challenging project is successful – big or small.

Watsons’ long term retention and support of its valued staff is of the utmost importance to the company.  Staff development and advancement are a priority, providing stability and a strong company structure.

Short term projects are able to take advantage of the knowledge bank of our well trained, experienced team.

Long term projects, such as Wyndham Harbour and Martha Cove (pictured above), have gained great advantage from the longevity of our team, with the benefit of the same experts working on the projects for more than 10 years, giving our valued clients a consistency in work flow from start to finish.

David Newman

David Newman

Chief Executive Officer

Jenny Little

Jenny Little

Manager - Town Planning

Jonathan Neate

Jonathan Neate

Manager - Survey

Michael Ritchie

Michael Ritchie

Ops Manager - Engineering

Zannon Daff

Zannon Daff

Chief Financial Officer

About Us

Watsons offers an extensive range of professional services with access to all of the professional disciplines necessary to successfully revolutionise land.

Watsons acts on behalf of land owners in obtaining the necessary Town Planning approvals for residential or commercial development, which includes rezoning of the land and planning permits for subdivision and development.

Our Town Planning and Urban Design team then prepare for our clients, a unique vision of the future development where the integration of residential, commercial and recreational uses comes to life.

Upon approval, the actual subdivision process is undertaken by our Surveyors who, in conjunction with our Civil Engineers, satisfy the requirements of Land Registration Services and Statutory Authorities to enable issue of the individual titles in preparation for the sale of the lots.

Our Project Managers supervise the operation of the company projects.  They consult and monitor quality throughout the entire development process ensuring the clients’ wishes are never overlooked.  At any time, our clients know that with one phone call they can speak to any member of the Watsons team regarding Town Planning, Surveying or Engineering as it affects their project.

Combining imagination and flair, Watsons create ventures that are aesthetically exciting and produce high quality developments that meet the requirements of future users and produce a profitable investment.

 That’s the Watsons Point of Difference!


Proud History

Watsons Pty Ltd was first incorporated in Victoria as J S Watson Pty Ltd by its founder Jack Watson (pictured below) in September 1946.

From humble beginnings as a small local business, Watsons has grown to become the pre-eminent consultant to land developers across the Mornington Peninsula and the whole of Victoria.

Watsons’ clientele, past and present, includes many corporations such as Stockland, Evolve, Villawood, Satterley, Australand, Peet & Co and A.V. Jennings, as well as household names such as the Myer, Ansett, Ballieu-Myer, Haines and Coles families.

Today, the Watsons team of more than 50 dedicated staff, led by Chief Executive Officer, David Newman, produces between 10 and 20 percent of the total lots released to the Victorian market each year, along with associated infrastructure works and other specialised engineering projects. 

Jack Watson - Company Founder
Watsons 50 Years Commemorative Plaque