Victorians Offered A Chance To Make History

26 January 2016

Victorians are being offered a rare opportunity to name a pedestrian footbridge linking the City with Melbourne’s world-class sporting precinct.

Today, Minister for Sport John Eren announced a competition to name the bridge between Federation Square and Melbourne Park, the centrepiece of a $338 million Stage Two upgrade of Melbourne Park being delivered by the Andrews Labor Government.

The major events capital of Australia and sporting capital of the world boasts one of the best sporting precincts, and this is a unique chance for a member of the public to earn a place in Melbourne’s history. Entries will be judged by a panel of eminent Victorians, who will then make a recommendation.

Contestants must follow the guidelines, which state the name:

  • Must be relevant to the local community
  • Must commemorate a local event, person, group of people, or place
  • Must be no more than three words, and must denote the feature (eg: bridge, walk)
  • Must not have a similar spelling or pronunciation within 15 kilometres
  • Must not be deemed offensive

The Labor Government is getting on with the job of upgrading Melbourne Park to ensure the iconic venue retains its status as one of the world’s leading sports and entertainment venues.

To enter the competition, visit www.namethebridge.comExternal Link

Entries close March 11.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren

“This is a unique opportunity for a creative Victorian to earn a place in Melbourne’s history.”

“So many champions have entertained crowds at our fabulous sports and entertainment venue. This is a chance to give one the tribute they deserve.”

“I urge all Victorians to put their thinking caps on and help contribute to what will be a great addition to our city.”

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