Karen Sweaney

About the author

Karen Sweaney

Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor of Australasian Leisure Management. Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

Agreement signed for Chinese funded Solomon Islands 2023 Pacific Games Stadium Project

The Solomon Islands Government has advised that the Chinese funded 2023 Pacific Games Stadium Project in Solomon Islands is a step closer with the signing of an implementation…

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Oct 26, 2020 Karen Sweaney Events / Finance / Sport / Venues /


Research shows impact of COVID-19 on arts and creative sector workers’ mental health

Research from RMIT University highlights the impact of Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions on arts workers, including creative and technical workers and the implications for their mental…

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Oct 13, 2020 Karen Sweaney Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Safety / Wellness /


City Nation Place announce City of Parramatta as award finalist in design and place branding

Following the receipt of a record number of entries for their awards this year from cities, regions, and countries all over the world, City Nation Place have announced the City of…

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Oct 9, 2020 Karen Sweaney Design / Environment / Marketing / Recreation / Tourism /


Victorian Government delivers $7.85 million to support arts and cultural organisations

The Victorian Government is delivering $7.85 million to support creative businesses across the state to find COVID-Safe ways to welcome back audiences and earn revenue. 78 Victorian arts and…

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Oct 7, 2020 Karen Sweaney Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Finance / Safety /


City of Newcastle energises green space with community basketball courts

City of Newcastle has opened two new basketball courts energising the recently opened green space within National Park.  The courts which replace the long defunct tennis facilities -…

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Oct 1, 2020 Karen Sweaney Parks / Recreation / Sport /


Zoos celebrate World Rhino Day

On World Rhino Day - 22nd September -Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo has announced that Black Rhinoceros Bakhita is pregnant and expecting a calf in early 2021 while Zoos SA’s Monarto…

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Sep 22, 2020 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Education / Environment /


Wyndham City Council announces plans for new elite training and community sports facility

Wyndham City Council has announced that a new $25 million elite training facility for A-League newcomers Western United, including a grandstand with seating for 5,000 spectators, will be…

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Sep 18, 2020 Karen Sweaney Finance / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces / Venues /