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Function VF 202
Sport and recreation
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    Racing Recreation

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    Arts Lotteries, gaming and betting Youth affairs

 
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Background In 1972 a Minister for Youth, Sport and Recreation was appointed and acquired responsibility from the Chief Secretary (VRG 26) for functions relating to these three areas as well as racing and gaming. This appointment reflected increased central government interest in these matters, particularly sport and recreation, which had previously been largely the concern of municipalities and non-government agencies. The Minister administered the Racing Act 1958 and the Youth, Sport and Recreation Act 1972. The function from 1972 included promoting the fitness and general health of Victorians; training programmes for recreational workers, sports officials and coaches; providing advice and financial assistance to state wide recreation and sporting organisations; assisting municipalities and community groups to provide facilities for sport and recreation; regulation of professional boxing through the Professional Boxing Control Board; and providing support for the Sport and Recreation Council and subsequently for the State Sports Council and the Community Recreation Council.
 
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    Arts VF 194
    Lotteries, gaming and betting VF 395
    Youth affairs VF 203
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Agencies with prime responsibility for this FunctionAgencies with prime responsibility for this Function
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Date of Responsibility Agency Title Agency Number
- 1972 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
1972 - 1985 Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation VA 1028
1985 - 1992 Department of Sport and Recreation VA 2691
1992 - 1996 Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism VA 3095
1996 - 1999 Department of State Development II VA 3973
1999 - 2002 Department of State and Regional Development VA 4189
2002 - 2006 Office of Commonwealth Games Coordination VA 4783
2002 - 2007 Department for Victorian Communities VA 4562
2007 - 2013 Department of Planning and Community Development VA 4838
2013 - cont Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure VA 5003
 
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2001 - 2006 Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation VA 4782
 
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- 1972 Chief Secretary VRG 26
1972 - 1985 Youth, Sport and Recreation VRG 66
1985 - cont Sport and Recreation (previously Sport) VRG 83
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