Nigel Benton

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Nigel Benton

Co-owner / Publisher, Australasian Leisure Management

Nigel Benton is the co-owner and publisher of Australasian Leisure Management, Australia and New Zealand’s only magazine for professionals in all areas of the leisure industry. Having established the magazine in 1997, shortly after his relocation to Australia, he has managed its readership rising to over 11,500 and its acceptance as the industry journal for professionals in aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues.

As of 2020, he has launched the new Asian Leisure Business website.

Among a range of published works and features, his comments on a Blog (blogspot) from 2007 to 2011, when this website went live in its current form, may be interesting to reflect back on.

Click here to connect with him via LinkedIn.

Extension of South East Queensland lockdown sees EKKA cancelled for second year

With the state recording new community cases of COVID-19 and the announcement that the South East Queensland lockdown has been extended until Sunday 8th August, the Brisbane Ekka has been…

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Aug 2, 2021 Nigel Benton Attractions / Entertainment / Government / Safety /


NRL sidesteps Greater Brisbane lockdown with five games in two days at Suncorp Stadium

Hit by South East Queensland’s snap three-day lockdown that saw the cancellation of competition matches yesterday, the NRL will finish round 20 of its competition with five game at…

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Aug 1, 2021 Nigel Benton Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


AFL and NRL fixtures cancelled as snap lockdown introduced in South East Queensland

A snap lockdown of 11 local government areas in South East Queensland following the emergence of a new cluster of Delta strain COVID-19 cases has seen the cancellation of AFL and NRL…

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Jul 31, 2021 Nigel Benton Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


No crowds to be allowed at AFL matches in Victoria despite COVID-19 lockdown easing

The Victorian Government has confirmed crowds are still banned from AFL matches despite its lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions as of midnight last night. In a move that places the…

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Jul 28, 2021 Nigel Benton Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Plans for historic Sydney theatre to reopen as part of hotel development

Plans have been revealed for the historic Metro-Minerva Theatre in Sydney’s Kings Cross to be restored as part of a boutique hotel development that would include a series of performance…

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Jul 26, 2021 Nigel Benton Arts / Entertainment / Venues /


Rebuilt Gabba and new Brisbane Live arena the key developments for 2032 Olympic Games hosting

With Brisbane’s successful bid to host the XXXV Olympiad having emphasised its plans to avoid the overspending that have plagued previous Olympics by making use of existing facilities,…

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Jul 22, 2021 Nigel Benton Aquatics / Events / Sport / Venues /


New club-based Australian Swimming League set to provide elite domestic competition

Swimming Australia has today announced a partnership with the recently formed private business Australian Swimming League to establish and operate a new domestic swimming competition to fill…

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Jul 19, 2021 Nigel Benton Aquatics / Events / Sport / Venues /