Category: Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Find Your Happy Space In Regional Victoria This Winter

The Andrews Labor Government’s tourism campaign Your Happy Space is urging Melburnians to cosy up to winter in regional Victoria, supporting tourism businesses and boosting regional jobs. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today launched the winter campaign, which showcases the drama of winter landscapes, warming food and wine, scenic drives and […]

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Victoria’s Business Events Economy Booming

Victoria is increasingly the business state of Australia with the Melbourne Convention Bureau breaking the $500 million mark for conferences this financial year. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula confirmed the milestone, with business events now the highest yielding sector in Victoria’s visitor economy. The Andrews Labor Government has made business events […]

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Boating, Sporting, Fishing Means Victorian Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is backing sporting clubs, racing, and recreational activities across Victoria in a Budget bonanza that supports thousands of local jobs and delivers on our election commitments. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 includes $593.2 million to improve community sports infrastructure, maintain our vibrant tourism sector, keep the racing industry strong, and support thousands […]

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From Melbourne Park To Runways Of Paris

The Melbourne and Olympic Parks precinct is taking rising Australian fashion designers to the world. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced 10 groups of Honours students from RMIT’s Bachelor of Fashion (Design) are reimagining an entire uniform collection for the precinct’s 1,000-strong workforce, including operations staff, ushers, security and management. […]

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Female Football Reaches New Heights In Victoria

From under-9s to open age and veterans, female football is flying in Victoria with team numbers tripling in three years to smash through the 1,000 mark. Backed by Andrews Labor Government support stretching from bush ovals to AFLW stadiums, women and girls have broken new ground with 1092 teams turning out to play in 2019. […]

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White Night To Shine On Ballarat This September

Ballarat will this year host the famous night of lights for a third year, before it moves to Bendigo and then Geelong over the next two years. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was joined by Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle to announce that White Night […]

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Amy’s Gran Fondo Races Back To The Great Ocean Road

One of Victoria’s most popular cycling events, Amy’s Gran Fondo, will return to the Great Ocean Road with a new route, ride options and entertainment thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced the return of the race for 2019, which caters to cyclists […]

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Mountain Bike Festival Hits The High Country

The Ignition Mountain Bike Festival will return to Falls Creek this year bigger and better than ever, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced the return of the festival, which will feature three days of riding, entertainment, coaching and delicious local produce backed […]

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Yarra Valley Says Ciao To The Italian Festival

The Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao festival is returning to the Yarra Valley to celebrate the region’s rich Italian heritage, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. The festival will showcase the best Italian food, wine, entertainment and cars in themed events across the Yarra Valley region over two weeks in November, backed by the […]

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Getting On With The Melbourne Park Redevelopment

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the $271.55 million Stage 3 redevelopment of Melbourne Park, with Lendlease appointed to manage delivery of the major project. The redevelopment will ensure Melbourne Park remains a world-class sport and entertainment precinct, and guarantee the Australian Open remains in Melbourne until at least 2036. Lendlease’s experienced design […]

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