Leah Heiss is no stranger to the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards (VPDA), as both a long-time judge and dual VPDA award recipient.
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Mad March continues with a packed calendar of events
Throughout March, the state is bursting with a packed calendar of events. Here’s our list of some of the best things to do and see this month.
Travel back in time in Melbourne Museum’s new garden
Giant prehistoric kangaroos and rare dinosaurs that once roamed Victoria feature in Melbourne Museum’s newest attraction, the Gandel Gondwana Garden.
Mad March in Melbourne and beyond
Victoria comes alive in March, as the state is bursting with a packed calendar of events.
Victorian designer rethinks wheelchairs with carbon fibre and 3D printing
Melbourne-based Rove Wheelchairs is single-handedly changing the perception and stigma around disability products.
Warrnambool’s mobile sea change
The owner of the Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Springs, Gene Seabrook, shares how he thinks upcoming mobile coverage improvements will benefit his business.
Connection to Country: Traditional Owner experiences in Victoria
There are so many First Peoples led tourism experiences for visitors to explore in Victoria, here's a guide to some highlights.
Diving in to restore Princes Pier for future generations
A team of commercial divers is restoring more than 250 piles at Melbourne’s iconic Princes Pier, securing this landmark for future generations.
Victorian summer events guide
With summer in full swing there is no shortage of must-see events across Victoria.
Reservoir breathes new life
VIDEO: Revitalising Reservoir will make one of Melbourne’s largest suburbs safer, greener, and easier to navigate.
Flemington’s new community hub and sporting facilities begin to take shape
VIDEO: A space where everyone feels welcome – fostering a sense of belong and connection for Flemington’s diverse, multigenerational community.
Transforming breast cancer screening with artificial intelligence
Computers that can quickly and accurately identify cancer patterns have the potential to save lives and transform the breast screening process.
Reservoir’s Birds and Beans Cafe offers breakfast, lunch and training
VIDEO: Students in Reservoir can ease into hospitality work at the Birds & Beans Community Training Café, thanks to a funding injection from the Victo
Zena Sport gearing up inclusive protection for athletes
When former AFL player Brad Johnson and partner Donna Johnson noticed a lack of protective gear for female athletes, they decided to fill the gap.
An engine room for growth in regional Victoria
A $30 million initiative between the Victorian Government and the City of Ballarat to create jobs and support the region’s economic growth.
Honouring our unsung heroes – sports volunteers
VIDEO: There’s a real magic about community sport and active recreation, but the magic wouldn’t happen without community sport volunteers.
Illuminating the Way: lighting up The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion
VIDEO: A light show for Bendigo's Great Stupa of Universal Compassion will support tourism, pilgrimage and cement the Stupa as a regional destination.
Mars Stadium Upgrade Stage 2
VIDEO: The $6.6 million transformation of Mars Stadium opens new possibilities to host events in Ballarat, including the 2026 Commonwealth Games.