Topic: Sport and recreation

Four Year Winning Game Plan For Victoria’s Elite Athletes

With the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Tokyo 2020 on the horizon, the Andrews Labor Government is giving Victoria’s athletes the vital support they need to be at their best. Minister for Sport John Eren today announced further funding as part of a four year $26.8 million package to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

Kicking Goals And Making History In Ballarat

History will be made on Saturday when Ballarat hosts its first ever AFL Premiership match between the Western Bulldogs and Port Adelaide. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard, Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight and Western Bulldogs President Peter Gordon at Mars Stadium Ballarat to see first-hand how Ballarat has gone barking […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Funding Boost For Bendigo Racecourse

Racegoers at the Bendigo Jockey Club will get uninterrupted views of all the on-course action, thanks to a new $320,000 big screen funded with support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula visited Bendigo Racecourse today to announce the Labor Government will provide more than $160,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing, Northern Victoria Region

Major Events Bring Elite Sports Stars To The Valley

Stars of Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) and Melbourne Stars Big Bash League Club will soon play and coach in the Latrobe Valley under new partnership agreements with the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced an array of major sporting activities planned for the region, which will boost jobs and […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Services

From Sicily To Victoria – Targa Florio’s Debut Down Under

For the first time in history, the world-renowned Targa Florio vintage car rally will race outside of Italy, calling Victoria home for an incredible four-day event that takes in some of Victoria’s most breathtaking scenery. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined General Manager of Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Mike Smith in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Funding Boost For Horsham Racing Centre

The Horsham Racing Centre is on track to benefit from $160,000 in infrastructure upgrades thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today visited the centre – home to both the Horsham and District Racing Club (HDRC) and Horsham Harness Racing Club (HHRC) – to announce funding for new starting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing

Mars Stadium Ballarat Now Open And Ready To Kick Goals

Ballarat is now AFL ready with its premiere sporting complex, Mars Stadium Ballarat officially opened today. In an historic day for Ballarat, Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford and Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight marked the occasion in the lead up to the stadium’s first AFL match. The opening coincides with a community event launched […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Western Victoria Region

Funding Boost For Cobram Harness Racing

Cobram & District Harness Racing Club is building its reputation as a top regional racing venue with a new head-on camera tower and on-course stabling complex, thanks to almost $69,000 in funding. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today unveiled the new on-course stables, which feature three complexes of two stables and day yards accommodating six […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing

New Game Plan To Get Victorians More Active

The Andrews Labor Government is leading the nation with a bold new game plan to get more people, more active, more often. Minister for Sport John Eren today launched Active Victoria – A strategic framework for sport and recreation in Victoria – the Labor Government’s plan to cater for growing demand, and to cement our […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

Sporting Capital Locks In Socceroos World Cup Qualifier

Melbourne will host the blockbuster final match of the qualifying phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup between Australia and Thailand this September. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today confirmed that the much-anticipated clash will take place at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on Tuesday, 5 September. The qualifier is yet another major […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events