Category: Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Stephen Gough New Chair Of Kardinia Park Stadium Trust

One of Australia’s most decorated stadium and sports administrators has been appointed as the new chair of the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula announced that Stephen Gough would take up the important post from today, following the retirement of Michael Malouf from the Trust. Mr Gough has […]

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Temperature Tests Provide Holiday Security For Victorians

Travellers and accommodation operators will benefit from on-site temperature testing over the school holidays, with infrared thermometers being distributed across the state to help keep Victorians safe. About 4,800 thermometers are on their way to holiday locations as part of the Victorian Government’s efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus. In addition, coronavirus testing clinics […]

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Win For North East As Supercars Race Back To Winton

The roar of Supercars will return to north east Victoria next month, with the Winton SuperSprint to be broadcast to a national audience. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula welcomed confirmation of the SuperSprint series, which will promote the North East as a holiday and motor sport destination across the two-day coverage. […]

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Sandringham Centre Cements Victoria As Nation‘s Golf State

The Victorian Government is getting the ball rolling on creating the new home of golf in Australia, with demolition of the old clubhouse at the Sandringham Golf Course under way. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today welcomed the start of works, which will lead to the construction of the official Australian […]

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Victoria Park Works Continue Women’s Footy Boom

The change rooms at Victoria Park used by teams visiting Collingwood’s famous home ground in the 1970s, ‘80s and early ‘90s are being remade for use by the Magpies’ new generation of AFLW stars. Driven by a $2 million Victorian Government investment, the work at Collingwood’s spiritual home is on track for completion in September. […]

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Backing Sport, Tourism And Cultural Icons To Rebound

The Victorian Government is backing Victorian sport, tourism and creative industries, with $150 million to save jobs and ensure our best experiences are available on the other side of the coronavirus pandemic. The Experience Economy Survival Package unveiled today will support sporting clubs and competitions across the state – from grassroots to elite – as […]

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Future Is Bright: Katy Perry Backs Fire Recovery With Show

Thousands of Victorians from bushfire-affected parts of the state and emergency service workers will get the chance to hear international superstar Katy Perry roar as part of a free concert to be held in Bright next week. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today confirmed that the Andrews Labor Government had worked […]

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Harry Potter Magic Breaks New Ground In Melbourne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has established a new standard for blockbuster plays in Australia, drawing more than 325,000 attendees through the doors of the Princess Theatre in a run now entering its second year. Opening to rave reviews 12 months ago, the production officially celebrates its first birthday this Sunday, 1 March. The […]

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New Conferences To Bring Thousands To Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has secured three international business events that will bring 4,000 delegates to Melbourne, filling 10,000 hotel room nights and delivering more than $23 million in economic impact. The 2022 annual meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society will provide an opportunity for Australia’s diverse geoscience community to interact with fellow experts […]

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Partnership Puts Stawell Gift On Track For Bright Future

The future of the Stawell Gift – Australia’s oldest and most prestigious professional footrace – has been secured thanks to a community support package delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. The $1.22 million, four-year package will underwrite the growth of the iconic central Victorian athletics carnival until at least 2023. Prizemoney will be maintained, including […]

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