Scott Whelan


I put my all into every opportunity and am always open to learning. I am involved in parks audits for Xyst and its associated Yardstick benchmarking program, assessing park assets, conditions and maintenance requirements.  I have a passion for gardening and landscaping, enjoying the opportunity to be in the great outdoors and engaging with our communities.

You can contact me for help with

  • Parks audits
  • Community engagement
  • Surveys
  • Observational studies
  • Asset conditions assessment

My expertise

My background as a qualified gardener has encompassed over 20 years’ experience within gardens, parks and open spaces, and has broaden my skillset to include team leadership, training and coordination of crews, site hazard analysis, identification of required actions, and ensuring maintenance schedules are met.    


  • Certificate of Proficiency in Gardening – Horticulture

  • Traffic Management Level 2

  • Chemical Application Licence

  • Working with Children Check – current

  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Construction Safety White Card
  • MR Truck and Front End Loader licences

Xyst in action

I joined Xyst in September 2022 and have been involved in various parks audits and Yardstick surveys throughout Victoria, Australia.  Working alongside a highly professional and knowledgeable parks and recreation consultancy team has enabled me to become more involved in this industry. Flexible working arrangements allow me to wrap business requirements around a great work/life balance with time for my family, pets and my classic cars!



Along with Yardstick, our international benchmarking program for local government, if you need research to make good decisions, we can get it for you

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Asset Management

Having accurate information about assets allows you to make practical, workable decisions about maintaining and developing community spaces

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My Projects