Meet Glenthorne Partnership Member John Hoult

Meet Glenthorne Partnership Member John Hoult

Each edi­tion we’ll intro­duce you to one of the 13 mem­bers of the Glen­thorne Part­ner­ship who are help­ing to shape this new nation­al park.

The Glen­thorne Part­ner­ship was cre­at­ed to pro­vide impor­tant com­mu­ni­ty insight, ideas and per­spec­tives, and help make deci­sions to ensure the park meets com­mu­ni­ty needs and expectations.

The group includes com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers with con­nec­tions to sur­round­ing Friends of Parks vol­un­teer groups, the Kau­r­na com­mu­ni­ty, the City of Mar­i­on, the local busi­ness asso­ci­a­tion and the local R to 12 school.

Hear from Glen­thorne Part­ner­ship mem­ber John Hoult about his con­nec­tion to the cre­ation of Glen­thorne Nation­al Park-Itya­mai­it­pin­na Yarta.

I gen­er­al­ly enjoyed my work­ing life of four career paths. I moved from the design of elec­tri­cal ser­vices in build­ings, to asset man­age­ment, to pro­cure­ment and final­ly to con­tract man­age­ment, and along the way I got a degree in eco­nom­ics. All of these required the analy­sis of needs and the devel­op­ment of con­cise solutions.

Togeth­er with my wife, we brought up two boys who were involved with sports, scout­ing, act­ing and music. I was also a cub leader for a few years.

For sev­er­al years I walked through O’Halloran Hill Recre­ation Park and joined the Friends of O’Halloran Hill to give some­thing back. After retire­ment I increased my involve­ment. Even though our small group meets just two morn­ings each week, you can real­ly see the great work we’ve achieved.

I wel­come the oppor­tu­ni­ty to become involved in the devel­op­ment of a new park to meet the chang­ing phys­i­cal and social envi­ron­ment. The nation­al park should pro­vide an enjoy­able and mean­ing­ful expe­ri­ence for all peo­ple irre­spec­tive of age and abil­i­ty. With my life and work expe­ri­ences, I think I can help to devel­op new ideas rather than just copy­ing the way things were done last time.’

Read about the oth­er mem­bers of the Glen­thorne Part­ner­ship.