Category: Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Broadmeadows Slam Dunk With New Basketball Hub

Broadmeadows Stadium will become one of seven key development centres under the Andrews Labor Government’s $101 million investment in Victoria’s basketball future. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula joined Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire at the stadium today to confirm that the centre would become the home of the North-West Melbourne high […]

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Tal Karp Joins Australian Grand Prix Corporation Board

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed noted sports and legal administrator Tal Karp to the Australian Grand Prix Corporation Board. A lawyer, Ms Karp has worked in a range of senior legal, policy, strategy and advocacy roles with organisations including Sixfold Consulting Group, Victoria Legal Aid and the Sentencing Advisory Council. The former Matildas international […]

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World Obesity, Optometry Congresses Head To Melbourne

In a double win for Victoria, Melbourne has been chosen as the host city for both the World Optometry Congress 2021 and the International Congress on Obesity 2022, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. The World Optometry Congress 2021 is expected to attract more than 2,000 delegates and generate almost $12 million in […]

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Basketball Throwdown Slam Dunk For Melbourne Arena

NBL is back big-time this year at Melbourne Arena with basketball fans the first to experience a new multimedia cube hanging above the court, additional scoreboards, and enhanced lighting at tonight’s season opener as part of the $15.4 million upgrade. Dubbed ‘The Throwdown’, it will be Melbourne’s first NBL derby clash between 2018-19 Grand Finalists […]

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Footy Finals Week Roaring Ahead With Giant Celebration

With just three more sleeps until Richmond take on the Greater Western Sydney Giants on football’s biggest stage, footy fans can soak up finals fever at this year’s AFL Footy Festival in Yarra Park, outside the home of footy, the MCG. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today joined AFL CEO Gillon […]

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Australia v Japan All-Stars Hit Home Run For Bendigo

Australia’s best baseball stars will take on the might of Japan when Strathfieldsaye Baseball Ground hosts the 2019 Japan All-Stars v Australia Women’s Bendigo Challenge from 2-6 October. The series enters its second year and is locked in for Bendigo until 2021 thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Significant Sporting Events Program. On the back […]

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Courting Success In Horsham, Kalkee And Natimuk

Four sporting precincts in and around Horsham have been upgraded, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. The projects were made possible thanks to more than $390,000 in support from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and Country Football and Netball Program. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula […]

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New Facilities Boost For Dimboola Roos, Nhill Skaters

The Dimboola Football Netball Club has welcomed new female-friendly facilities as the Roos seek to provide first-rate sporting opportunities for women and girls in the Wimmera. At nearby Nhill, young people are enjoying the benefits of a sparkling new skate park – the projects backed by more than $196,000 support from the Andrews Labor Government’s […]

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Augmented Reality Shines New Light On Silo Art Trail

An augmented reality app is breathing new life into Australia’s largest outdoor art gallery, the Silo Art Trail, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government’s $2 million Regional Events and Innovation Fund. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula visited the Sheep Hills silo along the trail today to test the app […]

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Bartolo Appointed To Greyhound Racing Victoria Board

One of Victoria’s most respected greyhound breeders, trainers and owners Ray Bartolo has been appointed to the board of Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV). Minister for Racing Martin Pakula congratulated Mr Bartolo, a 30-year veteran of the industry, on his appointment. Mr Bartolo has held positions on the animal welfare committees of Greyhound Clubs Australia and […]

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