Recreational Strategy

In our recreational strategy work, our team of planners work through a concept from feasibility to implementation.

We provide a thorough examination of all issues (environmental, cultural, social and economic) and assess the probability of project success. We give focus to the projects we work on, outline alternatives and identify new opportunities through the investigative process.

While we specialise in active recreation products like hiking, mountain bike and cycle tourism, our expertise covers other vitally important and relevant disciplines such as master planning, sports and recreational planning, tourism destination planning, commercial and retail planning and product design.

We systematically review and define existing and (more importantly) potential customer groups, their needs and preferences, their spending patterns and decision-making triggers. We work to understand relevant potential business and management models and associated project drivers.

The final key ingredient is our ability to work across the entire spectrum of recreation projects. With experience in economic analysis, business planning, tourism development, community engagement, land use planning, governance, architecture and detailed design, the AB&A team can deliver a streamlined, comprehensive and cohesive products.

Our services include:

• Feasibility Planning
• Economic Analysis
• Conceptual Planning
• Master Planning
• Ground Truthing
• Community Engagement
• Management Models
• Funding and Grant Writing
• Planning and Approvals
• Tourism Development and Business Planning
• Marketing
• Data Collection and analysis

Yarra Valley Rail Trail Extension

Feasibility Study and Master Plan The Yarra Ranges Council engaged with Cox Architecture in partnership with Anthony Burton & Associates to engage with the community and write a feasibility study…

Warburton Mountain Bike Destination

Project Master Plan In 2016 Yarra Ranges Council (in partnership with Parks Victoria, DELWP, Melbourne Water and the local community and interest groups) engaged with Cox Architecture (in partnership with…

Goulburn Mulwaree Shire

Recreational Needs Assessment and Strategy Anthony Burton & Associates in collaboration with Purdon Planning were engaged by the Goulburn Mulwaree Shire council to undertake the Goulburn Recreational Needs Assessment and…

National Arboretum Canberra

Recreational Trails Master Plan and Visitor Experience In 2014 we were appointed by the National Arboretum Canberra to develop a master plan for a pedestrian, equestrian and cycling trail network….