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Australian Open to stay at Melbourne

The future of the Australian Open in Melbourne is secure until 2036. Victorian Premier John Brumby committed to a multi-million-dollar plan to keep the Open at Melbourne Park.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2009 12:00 IST

The future of the Australian Open in Melbourne is secure until 2036.

Victorian Premier John Brumby on Monday committed to a multi-million-dollar plan to keep the Open at Melbourne Park. It is the most significant decision in the 104-year history of the championships.

The biggest tennis event in the southern hemisphere will stay where it belongs as Melbourne Park undergoes a dazzling revamp.

The Victorian government has pledged $5million to develop a capital works programme while the project itself is certain to run into hundreds of millions of dollars.

By completion, Melbourne Park will again stand alongside its grand slam cousins as a world-class arena.