Topic: Tourism and major events

Broadmeadows Slam Dunk With New Basketball Hub

Broadmeadows Stadium will become one of seven key development centres under the Andrews Labor Government’s $101 million investment in Victoria’s basketball future. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula joined Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire at the stadium today to confirm that the centre would become the home of the North-West Melbourne high […]

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World Obesity, Optometry Congresses Head To Melbourne

In a double win for Victoria, Melbourne has been chosen as the host city for both the World Optometry Congress 2021 and the International Congress on Obesity 2022, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. The World Optometry Congress 2021 is expected to attract more than 2,000 delegates and generate almost $12 million in […]

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Footy Finals Week Roaring Ahead With Giant Celebration

With just three more sleeps until Richmond take on the Greater Western Sydney Giants on football’s biggest stage, footy fans can soak up finals fever at this year’s AFL Footy Festival in Yarra Park, outside the home of footy, the MCG. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today joined AFL CEO Gillon […]

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Australia v Japan All-Stars Hit Home Run For Bendigo

Australia’s best baseball stars will take on the might of Japan when Strathfieldsaye Baseball Ground hosts the 2019 Japan All-Stars v Australia Women’s Bendigo Challenge from 2-6 October. The series enters its second year and is locked in for Bendigo until 2021 thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Significant Sporting Events Program. On the back […]

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Augmented Reality Shines New Light On Silo Art Trail

An augmented reality app is breathing new life into Australia’s largest outdoor art gallery, the Silo Art Trail, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government’s $2 million Regional Events and Innovation Fund. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula visited the Sheep Hills silo along the trail today to test the app […]

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Backing Helps Festivals Thrive In Regional Victoria

Festivals across Victoria have received a major boost thanks to the latest round of support provided through the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Regional Events Fund. From Australia’s largest LGBTIQ regional festival to rose gardens in Morwell, regional Victoria’s calendar of events has something for everyone, attracting thousands of visitors to towns big and small […]

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Support Brings Supercars Roaring Back To North East

Winton will continue a four-decade Supercars tradition thanks to support confirmed today from the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Events Fund, with thousands of four-wheel enthusiasts to flock to the North East next June. The 2020 Winton SuperSprint will run from 5-7 June and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today welcomed the […]

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Janet Whiting Appointed New Chair Of Visit Victoria

Distinguished lawyer Janet Whiting is to become the new chair of the state’s primary tourism and events body, Visit Victoria. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced that Ms Whiting would succeed Paul Little, who has accepted the position of chair of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. Ms Whiting is head […]

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New Melbourne Park An All-Round Winner For Victoria

The second stage of the Andrews Labor Government’s near billion-dollar redevelopment of Melbourne Park is complete – giving fans more comfort and convenience in the major events capital of Australia. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was at Melbourne Park today to formally open the new Northern Annex food and beverage facilities […]

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Take-Off For Work On New Melbourne Airport Hotel

Construction has begun on the first hotel development at Melbourne Airport in almost 20 years. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula together with representatives from Melbourne Airport, Accor Hotels and construction contractor Built today turned the first sod at the site, just a short walk from Terminal Four. Designed by noted Melbourne […]

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