Greg Cooper

Greg started his design career as a Planner at Sutherland Council over 25 years ago. He has also worked as a development manager and was Director of Environmental and Planning Services for Cabonne Council for 6 years.

Greg Cooper
General Manager | Director | Urban & Regional Planner
  • Developed an employee profit share scheme.
  • Managed development of a new marketing strategy.
  • Developed strategy for sustainable succession within Geolyse.
  • Heritage and Structural Engineering skills added to Geolyse.

"I specialise in problem solving whether it be in proposed development, employee issues or strategic business development."

Greg is General Manager of Geolyse and a planner with over 25 years of experience principally in local government. He commenced his planning career in Sydney in development assessment and has spent the last 17 years working in regional NSW in senior management and Directors positions at large regional Councils such as Berrigan and Cabonne. Greg has extensive knowledge of local government planning, the political and management processes behind the planning process and has broad experience in developing solutions that involve multiple stakeholders and community consultation.

Greg has extensive experience in dealing with state agencies, local governments and community groups with an ability to devise solutions that move projects forward. Specific projects Greg has been extensively involved in include Department of Planning (DoP) working group leading to SEPP 52 Farm Dams, representative of Murray region in the DoP PlanFirst working group, preparation of a preliminary LEP for Berrigan Shire (abandoned), supervision of consultants preparing the current Blayney, Cabonne and Orange Rural and Industrial Land Use Strategy and responsibility for preparation of the Blue Mountains Better Living DCP.

Career Highlights:
• Regular involvement in systems and process review.
• Working in guiding a local government authority as a Director whilst modernising a number of town planning and waste management activities.
• Raising the profile importance of planning outcomes in sustainability.
• Always looking to grow and improve myself and my area of responsibility

  • Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (University of New England)
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