Category: Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

People Speak On Federation Square – Victoria’s Meeting Place

Victorians have backed Federation Square’s role as a place for public celebration and assembly, and as a key cultural and civic hub, in feedback that has formed the backbone of a major review of the public space. The Andrews Labor Government today provided a snapshot of ideas received in the Federation Square Review, highlighting key […]

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Melbourne The Big Winner As Presidents Cup Stars Tee Off

The world’s top golfers will hit the fairways of Royal Melbourne Golf Club this morning as the city hosts the prestigious Presidents Cup teams competition for a record third time. The Tiger Woods-led United States team takes on an Internationals outfit captained by South African great Ernie Els at Black Rock’s famous sandbelt course, with […]

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World-Leading Major Events Deliver Big Time For Victoria

As the eyes of the sporting world turn to Melbourne and the blockbuster Presidents Cup, a new independent study has found that the value of major events to the Victorian economy has soared to $2.5 billion a year. The Eventful Year 2018 report confirmed that a world-leading events calendar continues to deliver for all Victorians. […]

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Melbourne Marvels At Aus-X Open Supercross Stars

Marvel Stadium will tomorrow host the biggest international supercross and freestyle motocross event ever held outside the United States, as the world’s best riders take flight at the Aus-X Open Melbourne. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was joined by international stars, including Australian legend Chad Reed, on a remade Marvel Stadium […]

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Interim CEO Appointed For Visit Victoria

Brendan McClements, one of Australia’s leading events and tourism executives, will serve as interim CEO of Visit Victoria, the state’s primary tourism and business and major events company. Mr McClements, a former chief executive of the Victorian Major Events Company, one of the predecessor bodies of Visit Victoria, was appointed this week by the Visit […]

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Bloomin’ Marvel Takes Top Victorian Tourism Gong

Melbourne’s iconic Royal Botanic Gardens has won top honours at the prestigious 2019 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards, the 36-hectare oasis on the CBD fringe acknowledged as the state’s premier major attraction. Bendigo flew the flag for regional Victoria, taking home awards for cultural tourism (Bendigo Tramways) and destination marketing (Bendigo Tourism for Bendigo Art Gallery’s […]

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New Deal For Melbourne Food And Wine Festival In 2020

The Andrews Labor Government has backed the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival to continue to grow and showcase Victoria’s wares to the world, announcing a new four-year funding deal for the renowned event. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today confirmed the continued support for Australia’s premier food and wine festival, as […]

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Snowboard Legend James Nails Top VIS Honour

Victorian snowboarding legend Scotty James has capped another stellar year on the international halfpipe circuit, taking out the prestigious Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) Award of Excellence. James notched a third consecutive FIS World Championship title and recorded Dew Tour, X Games, US Grand Prix, LAAX Open and US Open victories during a stand-out 12 […]

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Victoria In The Game For 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Victoria has thrown its weight behind Australia’s bid to secure the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the largest women’s sporting event in the world. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today joined Matildas stars Jenna McCormick and Laura Alleway at AAMI Park, confirming that the 2023 World Cup bid led by Football […]

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Visit Victoria Chief Executive Tenders Resignation

Peter Bingeman has given notice of his resignation as chief executive of Visit Victoria, the state’s primary tourism and business and major events company. Mr Bingeman has overseen Visit Victoria since its establishment in July 2016, supporting the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Visitor Economy Strategy and related programs to boost tourism and enhance the benefits […]

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