Carnival fair entry: Fair fight with fair entry
Posted February 02, 2018 04:04:49 In a dramatic move to help attract more businesses to the carnival, the Victorian Government has announced a new carnival entry for the Melbourne Cup.
Key points:The Carnival Fair Entry will allow for more businesses in the Victorian Cup competitionThe Victorian Government will announce a new entry for Carnival Fair entry to help increase attendanceThe Victorian Cup will open for the first time on March 4The Victorian government says the introduction of a new fair entry is expected to boost attendance by more than 200,000 people over the coming two monthsThe Victorian Fair Entry (VEE) will open to the public on March 5.
The Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, said the Victorian Fair entry would be an important milestone in the development of the Victorian cup, which will open on March 1.
“The Victorian cup has the potential to be a huge draw to attract new businesses to Victorian shores,” Mr Andrews said.
“We have an incredible opportunity to attract more new businesses and to grow the business base in this area.”
Mr Andrews said the introduction and operation of the VEE would be funded by a $2.5 million Commonwealth grant to the Victorian government.
“It will give us the opportunity to provide a greater number of jobs, and the potential for more families to come to the fair,” he said.
Mr Andrews announced the Victorian entry in the state’s capital, Melbourne, last month, which saw more than 1,000 businesses open their doors for the opening day of the carnivals competition.
“This is a very important day in the history of the Victoria Cup,” Mr Walsh said.
“It is the culmination of a long journey to create the Victorian fair.”
Mr Walsh said the announcement came after a series of successful talks with business leaders in the Victoria cup.
“Business leaders from around the state are working with the Victorian cabinet and Victorian cabinet to come up with ideas that will enable the Victorian FA to continue to grow and create jobs,” he told news.com,au.
“[The Victorian FA] is a business-led organisation, and as such it is a good opportunity for us to do what we can to promote our state’s cup, and make sure that Victoria remains a centre for business.”
Mr Newman said he would not rule out the introduction in other regions.
“As the states are going to open, I think it will be quite a number of years before we see a new Victorian cup open,” he noted.
“But I do want to see it in Melbourne and then we will see.”
The Victorian Civil Aviation Authority (VCAA) has announced it will run the VEA in partnership with the Commonwealth, but said it was unlikely to open for Carnival season until 2019.”VCAA has been working with its partners and with VCSA to get the right time to introduce the Victorian VEE to the general public,” a VCSA spokesperson said.
“VCSA will not be running the Victorian Carnival until 2019.”
“The VEE is a long-term project that will take time to complete and is not expected to be running until 2020,” the VCSA said.
The VCAA will be using a range of technologies to improve its air traffic control, which is currently reliant on the service of commercial aircraft, to allow for the VE to operate from aircraft.VCAA CEO Greg Wilson said the new VEE could have a significant impact on the Victorian air traffic system.
“When it is operational, we will have the capability to control flights from the air from any point in the world,” Mr Wilson said.