Kerry O'Neill

Kerry O

Strategic Planner

Kerry O'Neill has extensive cross sector experience leading strategic planning projects in integrated urban policy and planning, disaster recovery and sustainable community development. She is currently the program manager for the Footscray University Town initiative, a partnership between Victoria University and Maribyrnong City Council that seeks to draw on the strengths of the university and the city to shape the urban revitalisation of Footscray.

After the 2009 'Black Saturday' bushfires, Kerry worked for the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority to lead the development of the Urban Design Framework for the Marysville and Triangle communities, delivery of eight public catalyst projects for community recovery and rebuilding, and the development of a longer term planning framework for Kinglake, Flowerdale and Toolangi communities.

Kerry has led urban planning and demonstration projects with the former VicUrban (now Places Victoria) for revitalising central Dandenong, Melbourne Docklands and sustainable and affordable housing and development.

Kerry's work with state and local governments, universities and community agencies includes project design and facilitation, community enterprise and stakeholder engagement. She recently undertook an assignment in Laos as a planning adviser to develop a Learning and Development Centre for Women and Young People.

She holds a Masters degree in Urban Policy and Planning from RMIT University and degrees in Arts and Education.

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