Topic: Sport and recreation

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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Upgraded Latrobe Valley Sports Facilities On Their Way

Work is now underway to build the Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre (GRAC) and transform the Traralgon Indoor Sports Stadium, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes joined Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing in Traralgon to announce the start of works at the site of the Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre […]

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Kicking Goals In China And Boosting Jobs In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its push to win a bigger share of the $US300 billion Chinese sports industry, with a major trade mission officially launched today. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula announced the major trade mission today at the AFL 2019 China Game launch, set to take place on 2 […]

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