Category: Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Billie Jean King Set To Change Our Game At World Cup

Gender equality and human rights icon Billie Jean King will headline a special International Women’s Day event in Melbourne in March, two days before the landmark ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final at the MCG. The tennis legend and social justice champion will be keynote speaker at the Change Our Game International Women’s Day Lunch […]

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Road To Bushfire Recovery Leads To Regional Victoria

Victorians are being encouraged to travel to regional Victoria to support bushfire-affected businesses and kick-start the road to recovery. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was in the Gippsland Lakes region yesterday and today, meeting with tourism operators and hearing about the impact of the fires and how the community could help. […]

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Gain, Set, Match: Australian Open 2020 A Winner For Victoria

Tens of thousands of tennis fans will pour through the gates of Melbourne Park today as Victoria celebrates the start of the Australian Open – one of the most anticipated two weeks in world sport. The Open will be contested by the cream of the tennis world headed by Australian world number one Ash Barty […]

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Australian Open 2020 – The Grand Slam For Everyone

Melbourne Park is primed to deliver the most open Australian Open in history, putting Victoria in the global spotlight and delivering accessible and inclusive Grand Slam action to hundreds of thousands of fans. Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Marlene Kairouz joined Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan at Melbourne Park […]

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Serving Up Local Jobs First At Melbourne Park

Workers employed on one of Melbourne’s biggest construction projects this week made way for a Grand Slam bump-in as an inspired doubles partnership continues to deliver results for Victoria. Labor’s $972 million redevelopment of Melbourne Park began in 2010 and has continued without the Australian Open missing a beat. The reimagining of Melbourne Park has […]

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Full Steam Ahead For New Puffing Billy Discovery Centre

Work has started on a major development for much-loved tourism icon Puffing Billy Railway – the Lakeside Discovery Centre at Emerald. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing were at Emerald Lake Park this week to see early works on the $20 million, state-of-the-art centre which […]

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Local Clubs, Players Win In Cricket Funding Boost

Local clubs and councils will be able to develop and upgrade cricket facilities in metropolitan and regional areas to cater for growing demand thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today opened applications for the Government’s $13.5 million Community Cricket Program. Victoria is […]

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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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