Topic: Sport and recreation

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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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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Home-Grown NBA Hero To Face Team USA In Melbourne

NBA star and Melbourne local Ben Simmons has confirmed his intention to play for the Australian Boomers when they take on Team USA at Marvel Stadium over two games in August. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula welcomed the Philadelphia 76er’s confirmation that he would don the green and gold in his […]

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Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Hits Torquay

The four-day Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race cycling festival will take place exclusively on the iconic Surf Coast in 2020, bringing a major sporting event to regional Victoria with support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula and Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman today announced that […]

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Active April Smashes Record Books In 2019

From Donvale to Dunolly, a record 130,211 Victorians of all ages and abilities took the pledge to ramp up their level of fitness and physical activity in the 2019 Premier’s Active April. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today congratulated everyone who had signed up to the Premier’s Active April and spread […]

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Protecting The Boxing Day Test From Ticket Scalpers

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure cricket fans can fairly access tickets to Australia’s biggest and most-loved cricket match, the Boxing Day Test at the MCG. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula this week declared the 2019 Boxing Day Test against New Zealand as a major event under the Major Events […]

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Somerville Recreation And Community Centre Is Reborn

The Somerville Recreation and Community Centre has been rebuilt bigger and better than ever, after it was tragically destroyed by fire three years ago. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula opened the rebuilt complex today thanks to almost $1.3 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government’s Better Indoor Stadiums Fund. The […]

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Kicking In To Make Victoria The Active State

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victorian sport and recreation organisations to apply for their share in $27 million worth of Together More Active funding, to help break down barriers to participation. Victoria’s sport and recreation sector plays a fundamental role in helping millions of Victorians participate in the community and reach their potential. The […]

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Work Underway On Melbourne Park Redevelopment

Major demolition work is underway as part of Stage 3 of the Andrews Labor Government’s redevelopment of Melbourne Park, the home of the Australian Open. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula joined Minister for Priority Precincts Gavin Jennings today to inspect demolition works ahead of the construction of a new function and […]

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Massive Upgrade Of State Netball And Hockey Centre Begins

The Andrews Labor Government’s massive upgrade of the State Netball and Hockey Centre in Parkville has begun. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula and Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams visited the Centre today to mark the start of construction on the new home for netball and hockey in Victoria. […]

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