Topic: Tourism and major events

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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Bendigo Ready To Rumble As Blockbuster Nears Sellout

Boxing fans from near and far have backed the new Bendigo Stadium and the venue’s debut big-time bout, snapping up 4,700 tickets to watch superstar Jeff Horn take on challenger Michael “Pretty Boy” Zerafa on Saturday night. Redeveloped with a $5 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government, Bendigo Stadium now features retractable seating that […]

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Major Coup As Digital Games Stars Descend On Melbourne

Melbourne will be at the centre of the eSports world this weekend as thousands of digital gamers descend on the city for the second annual Melbourne eSports Open. The Melbourne eSports Open is Australasia’s biggest festival of eSports and the latest addition to Victoria’s packed major events calendar, with elite international teams to battle for […]

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Ballet Under The Stars Comes To The Latrobe Valley

The Australian Ballet’s free outdoor gala event Ballet Under the Stars will visit the Latrobe Valley for the first time, staging a full-length performance of the much-loved classic Giselle. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula welcomed confirmation of the performance, to be held at Gippsland’s Lardner Park on Saturday 26 October. Ballet […]

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Melbourne’s White Night Brings In Record Crowds

Melbourne’s most iconic park and garden precincts have been transformed into artistic wonderlands for White Night Reimagined, attracting a record 718,000 attendees. Celebrating its seventh year in 2019, with arguably the most ambitious program to date, White Night Reimagined was a feast for the senses, showcasing a mix of local and international artists. Once again […]

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Get Ready For Melbourne’s Magic Week Of Major Events

The eyes of the world will be on Melbourne when the city hosts a blockbuster collection of major cultural and sporting events that are expected to draw more than 600,000 people into the CBD between Thursday and Sunday. White Night Reimagined will showcase art across the city, transforming Birrarung Marr, Treasury Gardens and Carlton Gardens […]

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Ballarat Set To Light Up As White Night Program Revealed

A stunning White Night Ballarat program promises to wow crowds when the town’s historic centre is transformed in a light and sound spectacular on Saturday, 21 September. On behalf of Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula, Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle joined artistic director David Atkins […]

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Victorians To Have Their Say On Federation Square

Victorians have been encouraged to share their vision for the future of Federation Square, with public consultation as part of a major review of the site starting from today. The Andrews Labor Government launched the review in April, with the aim of identifying recommendations to improve the experience for visitors to Federation Square and investigate […]

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical Dances Its Way To Melbourne

Melbourne has confirmed its place as the theatre capital of Australia with Moulin Rouge! The Musical set to light up the city in 2021. The new stage production, fresh from an acclaimed Broadway debut and based on Baz Luhrmann’s award-winning musical film Moulin Rouge!, will take over Melbourne’s much-loved Regent Theatre for its Australian debut. […]

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