Topic: Sport and recreation

Celebrating The Festive Season At Sandown

Sandown Greyhound Racing Club is celebrating the Christmas season with two big nights of racing thanks to almost $43,000 in funding supported by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government is contributing more than $18,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to the ‘Santa Rocks the Dogs’ Christmas race nights starting tonight, 7 December, and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing, South Eastern Metropolitan Region

Australia’s Oldest Cycling Stage Race Helps Victoria Shine

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s regional centres and rural towns shine on the big stage during the 2018 Jayco Herald Sun Tour. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today revealed the Tour schedule for next year’s instalment, and the addition of a women’s event for the very first time. The inaugural […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

Teeing Up Victoria As The Home Of Golf In Australia

The World Cup of Golf will return to Melbourne in 2018 – the golfing and sporting capital of Australia. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren announced today that the four-day tournament will be held in Victoria for the second time next year at the Metropolitan Golf Club on our famous Sandbelt. The prestigious […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Accessible Sports Facility A Win For Williams Landing

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver $1.9 million towards the construction of the Williams Landing Reserve Integrated Sports and Community Hub. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz announced the Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF) grant today, which will provide an integrated sports and community pavilion that is accessible for the whole community. The pavilion will include […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government, Western Metropolitan Region

Geelong To Showcase A Summer Of Racing

Geelong is gearing up to host a series of feature race days this summer, thanks to a joint funding package of $134,000 supported by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government is contributing more than $64,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program towards the Geelong Racing Club’s 2017–18 Summer of Racing. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing, Western Victoria Region

Major Funding Boost For Sandown Greyhounds

Greyhound racing at Sandown Park will receive a major funding boost, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government, Greyhound Racing Victoria and the Sandown Greyhound Racing Club. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined keen racing fans at the world’s most prestigious greyhound race – the Melbourne Cup – to announce $75,000 worth of funding to […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Wodonga Racing Strikes Gold With Funding Boost

Thoroughbred racing at Wodonga will get a $271,000 boost for key race day attractions and infrastructure projects thanks to a joint funding package supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula announced the funding at today’s Wodonga Gold Cup which is one of three events in the Wodonga & District Turf Club’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing, Northern Victoria Region

Boost For Ballarat’s Premier Cup Meeting

More than 14,000 people are expected to flock to the Dowling Forest Racecourse tomorrow for the 2017 Ballarat Cup. The Andrews Labor Government is providing more than $48,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program to support the event. It will include the return of the hugely popular ‘Hothouse’ enclosure which offers a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing, Western Victoria Region

Wangaratta Races Ahead With Funding Boost

The Wangaratta Turf Club is set to benefit from a $1.4 million joint funding package, supported by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government is contributing almost $720,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the 2018 Wangaratta Racing, Food and Wine Carnival, and to upgrade the sand training track at the racecourse. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing, Northern Victoria Region

Christmas Comes Early For Racegoers In Ballarat

The Ballarat & District Trotting Club will celebrate Christmas early this year thanks to a $64,000 festive-themed raceday and infrastructure upgrade. The Andrews Labor Government is providing almost $18,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the Family Christmas Trots Night this Friday, 24 November, and almost $14,000 for an upgrade of the owners’ […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing, Western Victoria Region