Category: Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Healthy Future For Active Kids Who Ride2School

The Andrews Labor Government is inspiring the next generation of young Victorians to get on their bikes, skateboards and scooters by extending the popular Ride2School program for the next two years. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula joined students at St Mark’s Primary School in Dingley Village yesterday to announce that the […]

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Backing Helps Festivals Thrive In Regional Victoria

Festivals across Victoria have received a major boost thanks to the latest round of support provided through the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Regional Events Fund. From Australia’s largest LGBTIQ regional festival to rose gardens in Morwell, regional Victoria’s calendar of events has something for everyone, attracting thousands of visitors to towns big and small […]

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Support Brings Supercars Roaring Back To North East

Winton will continue a four-decade Supercars tradition thanks to support confirmed today from the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Events Fund, with thousands of four-wheel enthusiasts to flock to the North East next June. The 2020 Winton SuperSprint will run from 5-7 June and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today welcomed the […]

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Janet Whiting Appointed New Chair Of Visit Victoria

Distinguished lawyer Janet Whiting is to become the new chair of the state’s primary tourism and events body, Visit Victoria. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced that Ms Whiting would succeed Paul Little, who has accepted the position of chair of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. Ms Whiting is head […]

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New Melbourne Park An All-Round Winner For Victoria

The second stage of the Andrews Labor Government’s near billion-dollar redevelopment of Melbourne Park is complete – giving fans more comfort and convenience in the major events capital of Australia. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was at Melbourne Park today to formally open the new Northern Annex food and beverage facilities […]

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Take-Off For Work On New Melbourne Airport Hotel

Construction has begun on the first hotel development at Melbourne Airport in almost 20 years. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula together with representatives from Melbourne Airport, Accor Hotels and construction contractor Built today turned the first sod at the site, just a short walk from Terminal Four. Designed by noted Melbourne […]

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Bendigo Ready To Rumble As Blockbuster Nears Sellout

Boxing fans from near and far have backed the new Bendigo Stadium and the venue’s debut big-time bout, snapping up 4,700 tickets to watch superstar Jeff Horn take on challenger Michael “Pretty Boy” Zerafa on Saturday night. Redeveloped with a $5 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government, Bendigo Stadium now features retractable seating that […]

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Major Coup As Digital Games Stars Descend On Melbourne

Melbourne will be at the centre of the eSports world this weekend as thousands of digital gamers descend on the city for the second annual Melbourne eSports Open. The Melbourne eSports Open is Australasia’s biggest festival of eSports and the latest addition to Victoria’s packed major events calendar, with elite international teams to battle for […]

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Ballet Under The Stars Comes To The Latrobe Valley

The Australian Ballet’s free outdoor gala event Ballet Under the Stars will visit the Latrobe Valley for the first time, staging a full-length performance of the much-loved classic Giselle. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula welcomed confirmation of the performance, to be held at Gippsland’s Lardner Park on Saturday 26 October. Ballet […]

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Melbourne’s White Night Brings In Record Crowds

Melbourne’s most iconic park and garden precincts have been transformed into artistic wonderlands for White Night Reimagined, attracting a record 718,000 attendees. Celebrating its seventh year in 2019, with arguably the most ambitious program to date, White Night Reimagined was a feast for the senses, showcasing a mix of local and international artists. Once again […]

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