Senator the Hon. George Brandis S.C.
Minister for the Arts and Sport
Former Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts; Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate archived website
Minister for the Arts and Sport from 23 November 2001 to 30 January 2007
8 May 2007
The Australian Government will provide $10 million in 2006-07 towards Stage Two of the National Sports Museum at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator George Brandis, announced today.
“The MCG is Australia’s spiritual home of sport, and the National Sports Museum will be a fitting and dynamic tribute to Australia’s sporting heritage and will become a major attraction to both locals and visitors,” Senator Brandis said.
“The National Sports Museum will not only include sporting memorabilia. It will also feature state-of-the-art interactive installations which will allow sport lovers not only to be inspired by Australia’s sporting heroism, but to actually ‘live‘ the experience.”
The funding will be used for a number of attractions within the National Sports Museum, including:
The funding will also be used for the relocation of AFL World from Melbourne’s QV Building and the construction of the National Sports Museum entrance.
In 2005-06 the Australian Government provided $15 million towards the establishment of the National Sports Museum. The National Sports Museum is expected to open in March 2008, with Stage Two scheduled for completion in March 2009.
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