Getting on with the job of upgrading Elsternwick Park

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of upgrading the home of Australia’s largest amateur football league, the Victorian Amateur Football Association. Minister for Sport John Eren today announced a $3 million funding package to transform Elsternwick Park into a state-of-the-art football hub the…

Australian Open to serve up the Best of Victoria

World attention will turn to Melbourne once more when the major events capital hosts the Australian Open. Minister for Employment Jacinta Allan today joined event organisers at Birrarung Marr, where the Australian Open Festival is taking shape. Some of Melbourne’s top culinary institutions are set to serve up a…

Trans-Tasman rivalry reignites in Blind Cricket Championships

The famous Trans-Tasman cricket rivalry will reignite when teams from Australia and New Zealand go head to head at the 33rd Australian National Blind Cricket Championships. Today, Acting Minister for Sport Philip Dalidakis welcomed the competing teams to Carlton’s Princes Park, which will join Fawkner Park as the…

State Government helps The Saints Go Marching In

The Andrews Labor Government is helping the St Kilda Football Club return to its spiritual home by turning Moorabbin into a world-class facility the whole community can enjoy with a new injection of funds. Today, Minister for Sport John Eren joined St Kilda chief executive Matt Finnis and some of the club’s…

Junction Oval upgrade gives Victoria’s Cricketers a first-class home

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victoria’s first class cricketers the high performance home they deserve at St Kilda’s iconic Junction Oval. Today, Minister for Sport John Eren and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley joined Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland and Cricket Victoria chief…

Catch a grant to improve Fishing opportunities

Angling clubs and community organisations hoping to improve fishing opportunities can now apply for funding from the 2015/2016 round of the Recreational Fishing Grants Program. The annual Program re-invests revenue from the sale of recreational fishing licences into projects that benefit the popular pastime and ensure…

Free Tram Zone extended for Footy Final Celebrations

Melbourne’s Free Tram Zone will be extended to stops near the MCG for four days, making it easier and cheaper to enjoy all that the 2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final Week has to offer. Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, joined General Manager – Clubs & AFL Operations, Travis Auld, today to announce…