Topic: Sport and recreation

Roaring Success: Melbourne Secures Grand Prix Extension

Melbourne will host the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix until at least 2025 after F1 executives moved to lock in a two-year option on the iconic Albert Park circuit. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today revealed the Melbourne spectacular would remain a pillar of the Victorian sports calendar until at least […]

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Victorian Sport On Board With Gender Equality

Peak sports bodies have delivered a huge step forward for equality, changing the gender composition of their boards to meet Andrews Labor Government minimum requirements. A little over two years ago, just 44 per cent of Victorian sports had 40 per cent female representation on their board. Today, that figure has increased to 93 per […]

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2020 Cadel Evans Women’s Road Race Breaks New Ground

In a major step towards levelling the playing field in Victoria, the 2020 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race series will for the first time offer equal prizemoney for elite women and men. The Deakin University Elite Women’s Road Race will also become the first race in the Southern Hemisphere to be sanctioned by the […]

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Bendigo Ready To Rumble For Horn Mega Bout

Big-time boxing is coming to Bendigo with superstar Jeff Horn and world-rated Victorian Michael Zerafa to battle it out at Bendigo Stadium on Saturday, 31 August. The fight was secured with support from the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Regional Events Fund and is expected to draw fans from around the country to the newly-refurbished […]

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Find Your Happy Space In Regional Victoria This Winter

The Andrews Labor Government’s tourism campaign Your Happy Space is urging Melburnians to cosy up to winter in regional Victoria, supporting tourism businesses and boosting regional jobs. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today launched the winter campaign, which showcases the drama of winter landscapes, warming food and wine, scenic drives and […]

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Bringing The Best Of The Melbourne Cup To Shanghai

The Andrews Labor Government has brought the fashion, fun and excitement of the Melbourne Cup Carnival to China by showcasing some of the best Victorian spring racing fashion and millinery in Shanghai today. The prized Melbourne Cup was also on display in China, giving local racing fans a taste of Australia’s race that stops the […]

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From Melbourne Park To Runways Of Paris

The Melbourne and Olympic Parks precinct is taking rising Australian fashion designers to the world. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced 10 groups of Honours students from RMIT’s Bachelor of Fashion (Design) are reimagining an entire uniform collection for the precinct’s 1,000-strong workforce, including operations staff, ushers, security and management. […]

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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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