Category: Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Get Ready For Melbourne’s Magic Week Of Major Events

The eyes of the world will be on Melbourne when the city hosts a blockbuster collection of major cultural and sporting events that are expected to draw more than 600,000 people into the CBD between Thursday and Sunday. White Night Reimagined will showcase art across the city, transforming Birrarung Marr, Treasury Gardens and Carlton Gardens […]

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Ballarat Set To Light Up As White Night Program Revealed

A stunning White Night Ballarat program promises to wow crowds when the town’s historic centre is transformed in a light and sound spectacular on Saturday, 21 September. On behalf of Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula, Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle joined artistic director David Atkins […]

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Tourism Boom Brings Jobs Across Victoria

Data released today by Tourism Research Australia (TRA) shows Victoria’s tourism industry is employing more people than ever, with jobs growth above the national average. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula welcomed the study, which shows 12,900 tourism-related jobs were created over a 12-month period. More than 55,000 jobs in tourism have […]

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Saints Women Go Marching In At Moorabbin

St Kilda’s history-making AFLW players will hit the ground running thanks to new high-performance facilities delivered as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s unprecedented support for women’s football. The Saints are one of four new teams due to join the AFLW in 2020, and they will do so after a summer of training in elite […]

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It’s A Grand Old Flag For Women’s Footy At Casey Fields

New changerooms, a gymnasium and an indoor training centre with synthetic grass have been revealed as signature features in a striking $8 million female-friendly remake of Casey Fields. The Andrews Labor Government is delivering for female footballers by supporting top-quality facilities from grassroots to the elite level, so more women and girls have the opportunity […]

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Bright Times Ahead For Baw Baw’s Favourite Sports

The Buln Buln Lyrebirds, Neerim South Cats, Trafalgar Bloods and the Yarragon Panthers are just some of the clubs to benefit from bright new lighting at their home grounds thanks to $180,000 support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was at Trafalgar Reserve in Trafalgar and Dowton […]

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Greyhound Racing On Track For Return To Traralgon

Traralgon is a step closer to the return of its much-loved greyhound racing program thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government towards a new U-shape track. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula was at Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club today to confirm the Labor Government’s election commitment to provide $1 million for upgrades to the Traralgon […]

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Victorians To Have Their Say On Federation Square

Victorians have been encouraged to share their vision for the future of Federation Square, with public consultation as part of a major review of the site starting from today. The Andrews Labor Government launched the review in April, with the aim of identifying recommendations to improve the experience for visitors to Federation Square and investigate […]

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New CEO To Lead Melbourne And Olympic Parks

Top sports business and major events leader John Harnden has been named as new chief executive of the Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust (MOPT). Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced Mr Harnden would replace long-standing CEO Brian Morris, who will step down after 14 years in the role. Mr Harnden […]

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical Dances Its Way To Melbourne

Melbourne has confirmed its place as the theatre capital of Australia with Moulin Rouge! The Musical set to light up the city in 2021. The new stage production, fresh from an acclaimed Broadway debut and based on Baz Luhrmann’s award-winning musical film Moulin Rouge!, will take over Melbourne’s much-loved Regent Theatre for its Australian debut. […]

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