Neil Cooney | Director 

Neil is an environmental planner with over ten years’ experience in Australia and Ireland, encompassing the areas of sustainable development, conservation, environmental protection, education and advocacy.

Neil believes in realising sustainable outcomes through achieving best practice standards, incorporating innovative solutions, balancing the needs of society with the environment and continued research & education.

He is a member of the Victorian Environmental and Planning Law Association and a corporate member of the Irish Planning Institute. He holds a Master of Science in Marine Spatial Planning and a Bachelor of Science in Spatial Planning. Prior to Trí Spatial Planning, Neil worked in multiple roles at Moreland City Council and as an Executive Planner at Sean Lucy & Associates Ireland. He has continually provided his professional services in the areas of coastal and marine planning as a volunteer for the Irish Surfing Association and the Australian Coastal Society.

We are strong believers in continued education and learning. Recently completed training, courses and seminars include:

  1. BESS Certified Professional – Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment
  2. Green Infrastructure Training – Do it on the roof
  3. ECOCITY World Summit – Melbourne 2017
  4. CoastAdapt Training – National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
  5. Understanding ESD – Planning Institute of Australia
  6. Land Law for Coastal Authorities – The Public Land Consultancy
  7. Climate Change – The University of Melbourne / Coursera


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