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Dr Ken Marriott

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Dr Ken Marriott

Dr Ken Marriott trained as a geographer with special studies in urban land uses, agriculture and climatology.

Having, in 1979, completed a PhD in geography at Monash University, with his research focused on the effectiveness of then-current leisure and recreation planning strategies he went on to be Managing Director of the leisure planning consultancy HM Leisure Planning Pty Ltd from 1984 until his retirement in 2016.

His book, Community Leisure and Recreation Planning, co-authored with John Tower and Katie McDonald from Victoria University in Melbourne, was published by Routledge early in 2021. 

He wrote on the need for leisure and recreation planners and providers to drive effective action on climate change in Australasian Leisure Management issue 146.

He can be contacted on email at ken.marriott@hmleisureplanning.com 

2nd September 2021 - LEISURE AND RECREATION PLANNERS NEED TO TAKE MORE DECISIVE ACTION ON CLIMATE AND WEATHER CHANGE

19th December 2020 - NEW COMMUNITY LEISURE AND RECREATION PLANNING TEXT A PRODUCT OF AUTHORS’ DECADES OF EXPERIENCE

 

Opinion: All Levels of Government are Avoiding Effective Consultations with their Communities

Australians are no longer being consulted about what is happening in their communities as they could or should be. Whether it is railway station car parks, sporting facilities across regional…

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Jan 9, 2022 Dr Ken Marriott Government /

 
 

Opinion: Are today’s aquatic recreation centres really serving the community?

Dr Ken Marriott asks whether today’s modern aquatic and recreation centres are really serving the community? The veteran industry consultant suggests that “the most simple answer…

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Nov 14, 2021 Dr Ken Marriott Aquatics / Consultants / Design / Marketing / Recreation /

 
 

Leisure and recreation planners need to take more decisive action on climate and weather change

Independent research undertaken by respected leisure and recreation planning consultant, Dr Ken Marriott, argues that that leisure and recreation planners are not taking a sufficiently…

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Sep 2, 2021 Dr Ken Marriott Consultants / Environment / Recreation / Sport / Tourism /