Neil Tredwell

Neil Tredwell was inspired to make the break into consulting after five years working in Councils in SA and Queensland and seeing the need for pragmatic and solution-based advice for the sport, recreation and open space industry.

Using the skills he learnt from his Bachelor of Commerce studies at the University of Adelaide he established Tredwell in the front room of his house. Soon we outgrew our home office and established a fully serviced office on Henley Beach Road in Adelaide. This has been our head office for the last 15 years whilst expanding into Perth and Melbourne over this time, Sydney and Brisbane are next.

Neil is a leading voice for sport and recreation planning in Australia and with his team enjoy shaping the industry into the future.

Neil’s strengths lie in balancing commercial reality with community development and he places a strong focus on meaningful consultation and proven research. Not afraid to tackle complex and challenging assignments and challenging the norm, Neil is often engaged to provide balanced, well thought through solutions that educates, excites and empowers his clients and the communities they serve.


2003 – Current
Tredwell Management Services Managing Partner & Principal Consultant

June 2003 – Dec 2004
City of Onkaparinga Recreation & Open Space Planner (PT)

Feb 2001 – March 2003
City of Charles Sturt, Recreation Management Consultant

1998 – Feb 2001
Shire of Warwick, Research & Development Officer



Bachelor Commerce, University of Adelaide (BComm)
Certificate IV Sport and Recreation (SRO40106)
Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40110)


Professional Affiliations
Member of Local Government Professionals Australia (2001 – Current)
Member of Parks and Leisure Australia (2004 – Current)
Member of Sport SA (2007 – Current)


Key Projects

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Strategic Plan

Pat O’Hara Reserve Needs Assessment

Kwinana Community Infrastructure Feasibility Study & Business Case

NSW Police Force Strategic Plan for Firearm Ranges

Copper Coast Sport & Leisure Master Plan

City of Port Adelaide Enfield Sports Development Plan