Topic: Tourism and major events

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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White Night To Shine On Ballarat This September

Ballarat will this year host the famous night of lights for a third year, before it moves to Bendigo and then Geelong over the next two years. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was joined by Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle to announce that White Night […]

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Amy’s Gran Fondo Races Back To The Great Ocean Road

One of Victoria’s most popular cycling events, Amy’s Gran Fondo, will return to the Great Ocean Road with a new route, ride options and entertainment thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced the return of the race for 2019, which caters to cyclists […]

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Mountain Bike Festival Hits The High Country

The Ignition Mountain Bike Festival will return to Falls Creek this year bigger and better than ever, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced the return of the festival, which will feature three days of riding, entertainment, coaching and delicious local produce backed […]

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Yarra Valley Says Ciao To The Italian Festival

The Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao festival is returning to the Yarra Valley to celebrate the region’s rich Italian heritage, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. The festival will showcase the best Italian food, wine, entertainment and cars in themed events across the Yarra Valley region over two weeks in November, backed by the […]

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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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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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