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White Night Expands Across Melbourne And Beyond

Victoria’s annual White Night will return to Melbourne across three huge nights in August 2019, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events Martin Pakula and Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the festival’s return from 22-24 August, reimagined and expanded across three iconic precincts. Carlton […]

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Review To Consider Federation Square’s Future

The Andrews Labor Government will launch a review into Federation Square, following today’s determination from Heritage Victoria. Apple and the Victorian Government have acknowledged that based on Heritage Victoria’s decision, the proposed Apple global flagship store cannot proceed. Today’s decision, along with the construction of the new Town Hall Station entry and the redevelopment of […]

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Work Underway On Melbourne Park Redevelopment

Major demolition work is underway as part of Stage 3 of the Andrews Labor Government’s redevelopment of Melbourne Park, the home of the Australian Open. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula joined Minister for Priority Precincts Gavin Jennings today to inspect demolition works ahead of the construction of a new function and […]

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Record-Breaking Year For Tourism In Victoria

Victoria has cemented its place as Australia’s best tourist destination, with new data showing that 2018 was our tourism industry’s biggest year on record, welcoming more international visitors than ever before. International visitors to Victoria spent an unprecedented $8.5 billion in 2018, up 12.9 per cent on the previous year driving economic growth and creating […]

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New Screens To Guide Fans Home From Melbourne Park

Getting home on public transport after a big event at Melbourne Park just got easier, with new screens installed throughout Rod Laver arena that provide real-time information about trams and trains leaving the precinct. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula unveiled the new screens today while inspecting works on Stage 3 of […]

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A New Way Forward For Tourism In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will look to find new ways to grow tourism and support regional Victoria, through a review into the regional tourism industry. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula said tourism was one of regional Victoria’s most important industries, with 40 per cent of total tourism employment based outside Melbourne […]

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Female Friendly Sporting Facilities Has Boronia Rapt

Boronia’s rugby league and cricket players will soon have female friendly change rooms at Colchester Reserve, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced construction of new change rooms and pavilion refurbishment works at the reserve, made possible by a $500,000 grant from the […]

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Delivering For Country Football And Netball Clubs

The Andrews Labor Government is giving growing footy and netball clubs in regional Victoria another chance to upgrade grounds, courts and pavilions and welcome even more budding sporting stars than ever before. Minister for Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced at Ellinbank Recreation Reserve that applications are now open for […]

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New Campaign Shows Gippsland Is Open For Business

A new tourism campaign will encourage visitors to choose Gippsland for their next day trip, overnight visit or longer stay, as the community continues to manage ongoing fires and the recovery effort. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula visited Cannibal Creek Vineyard today to launch the new tourism brand for Gippsland- GIPPS […]

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T20 World Cup Sets Its Sights On A Record-Breaking Final

Victoria is aiming to set the world record for the biggest ever crowd at a women’s sporting match, when the MCG hosts the Women’s Final of the ICC T20 World Cup one year from today. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was joined by the stars of Australian women’s cricket at the […]

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