Topic: Sport and recreation

Australia v Japan All-Stars Hit Home Run For Bendigo

Australia’s best baseball stars will take on the might of Japan when Strathfieldsaye Baseball Ground hosts the 2019 Japan All-Stars v Australia Women’s Bendigo Challenge from 2-6 October. The series enters its second year and is locked in for Bendigo until 2021 thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Significant Sporting Events Program. On the back […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Courting Success In Horsham, Kalkee And Natimuk

Four sporting precincts in and around Horsham have been upgraded, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. The projects were made possible thanks to more than $390,000 in support from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and Country Football and Netball Program. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Western Victoria Region

New Facilities Boost For Dimboola Roos, Nhill Skaters

The Dimboola Football Netball Club has welcomed new female-friendly facilities as the Roos seek to provide first-rate sporting opportunities for women and girls in the Wimmera. At nearby Nhill, young people are enjoying the benefits of a sparkling new skate park – the projects backed by more than $196,000 support from the Andrews Labor Government’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Western Victoria Region

Bartolo Appointed To Greyhound Racing Victoria Board

One of Victoria’s most respected greyhound breeders, trainers and owners Ray Bartolo has been appointed to the board of Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV). Minister for Racing Martin Pakula congratulated Mr Bartolo, a 30-year veteran of the industry, on his appointment. Mr Bartolo has held positions on the animal welfare committees of Greyhound Clubs Australia and […]

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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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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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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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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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SportsTech Funding Gives Victoria The Winning Edge

Victoria is the nation’s dominant sporting state ­and the Andrews Labor Government is making sure that pre-eminence extends to the burgeoning SportsTech sector. The Labor Government today announced new support to give Victorian sports technology companies a leg up, to help innovators and developers reach their full potential. SportsTech has been identified as a key […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

Netball Centre A Game-Changer For Women In Construction

The Andrews Labor Government’s $64 million State Netball and Hockey Centre (SNHC) redevelopment will provide the platform for a pilot program to increase the number of women working in construction. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula this week inspected progress at the SNHC site and saw first-hand advances being made in addressing the […]

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