Topic: Sport and recreation

Melbourne Set To Serve Up The World’s Best Tennis

Australian Open 2019 gets underway today and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula joined Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley to open the year’s first tennis Grand Slam, with better facilities for spectators and players alike. The Open is the largest annual sporting event […]

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

Extra Trams And Free Travel An Ace For Tennis Fans

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for fans to enjoy the Australian Open with free travel and more than 3000 extra tram services between the city and the tennis. Australian Open ticket holders and staff will be able to travel for free along the tram routes servicing Melbourne Park, taking them straight to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Melbourne Park Set To Serve Up The Australian Open

        With only a week to go until Australian Open 2019 kicks off, Melbourne Park is on top of its game and ready to host the biggest names in world tennis. Acting Premier Tim Pallas joined Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley today to tour new facilities delivered as part of the […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Huge Boxing Day Test With Some Indian Spice

  The Andrews Labor Government is expecting a huge crowd inside the Melbourne Cricket Ground and a carnival atmosphere outside the ground at this year’s Boxing Day Test. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today joined Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts to welcome cricket goers and check out […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

MCG Visitors Enjoy An Indian Summer

Visitors to the Boxing Day Test will be able to snack on tandoori chicken tacos and samosa burgers while watching performances by international artists as part of a new festival celebrating the colour and movement of India. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today joined Cricket Australia Chairman Earl Eddings in Yarra […]

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

Better Journeys For Melbourne’s Sporting Fans

New walkways and pedestrian operated signals will welcome event goers to the Olympic Park precinct from Friday and throughout the busy summer event season. The much-needed improvements around Richmond Station will improve access and safety for tens of thousands of pedestrians that pass through Punt Road and Olympic Boulevard every time an event is held […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Delivering Better Facilities For The Daughters Of The West

The Western Bulldogs AFLW team is a step closer to getting the elite facilities they deserve with work underway on the Andrews Labor Government’s $5 million upgrade of facilities at Whitten Oval Treasurer Tim Pallas joined Western Bulldogs premiership star Libby Birch at the Kennel today to inspect the works, which will deliver new change […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Work Underway To Fix Notorious Birregurra Intersection

Early works are now underway on a new roundabout to improve safety at a notorious intersection near Birregurra. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford visited the intersection of Birregurra-Forrest Road, Colac-Lorne Road and Deepdene Road where fencing, vegetation removal and service relocation works are underway. These early works will pave the way for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads, Ministers

Funding Boost For Gymnastics To Also Make A Splash

Kids in Melbourne’s outer suburbs will be able to learn to swim and tumble, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government loan to the Belgravia Group to construct gymnastics and learn to swim facilities at four sites around the city. During a visit today to Grange P-12 College in Hoppers Crossing, Treasurer and Member for Werribee […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Backing Female Footy Players In Williamstown

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Victorian Football League (VFL) and female participation in sport, by providing $1.5 million to upgrade the home of the Williamstown Football Club. Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury and Finance Daniel Mulino and Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan today announced the funding, which will enable the club to build two […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer