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November 18 2020

MOVE - Free Fitness Sessions in Tote Park

Moonee Valley Park is excited to launch a new FREE health and fitness program – MOVE, coinciding with the opening of Tote Park, the projects newest local neighbourhood park.

Working in partnership with amazing local fitness experts from Collective Fitness, Moonee Ponds, MOVE is a program delivered by locals for locals.  For more information visit

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November 12 2020

Tote Park Opening

On Thursday 12 November, Hamton and Hostplus, together with Moonee Valley Racing Club, celebrated the official opening of the half hectare Tote Park and Moonee Valley Park.

Moonee Ponds Primary School students took part and planted some of the 67 trees that feature in the nature inspired playground.

Tote Park is the first amenity to be completed within this $2billion, 40-hectare redevelopment.


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September 21 2020

Stage A Feehan Row Construction Management Plan Q&A

A copy of the Stage A Feehan Row Construction Management Plan Q&A can be downloaded here.


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July 7 2020

Introducing Tote Park

Our recent annual survey of over 300 local residents identified a strong desire for a more public open space in the area and the team behind Moonee Valley Park is proud to play our part in meeting this community need.
Read more here

August 14 2019

Important - Masterplan Briefing for 15th August Rescheduled

Due to unforeseen circumstances we regrettably need to reschedule the Moonee Valley Park Vision and Masterplan briefing to Thursday 22nd August at 6.30pm and advise that the session previously arranged for the 15th August will not be proceeding.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and should you have further queries please contact Sally Irons on


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August 6 2019

McPherson and Coats Street Roadworks Underway

Works extend from Moonee Valley Racecourse across McPherson Street and up Coats Street.

Works to be carried out in three stages to ensure access along McPherson Street is maintained at all times however some delays are expected.

Should you have any queries regarding these works please contact us at or 03 9522 8424.

See Traffic Management Plans

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August 5 2019

Media Release: First look at $2b regeneration of Moonee Valley Racecourse

A joint venture between Melbourne developer Hamton Property Group (Hamton) and leading superannuation fund Hostplus, has unveiled the visionary masterplan for Moonee Valley Park (MVP), to be delivered in partnership with Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC).  For more information about the development visit

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May 30 2019

Stage B Permit Approval

We’re excited that Moonee Valley City Council has supported our permit application, Stage B Thomas Street, and what we believe will continue to set a new benchmark for urban renewal redevelopment.For more information on Stage B plans please click here.

We will continue to work collaboratively with the Council and the local community as we seek approvals for the upcoming stages. Updates will continue to be available on The Valley of Tomorrow website as the precinct progresses.

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April 1 2019

Moonee Valley Racing Club Planning Assessments Special Committee meeting 3rd April 2019

We would like to inform you that a Development Assessment Panel meeting will be convened to determine Planning application MV/601/2018 (Thomas Street) – 33 Dean Street, Moonee Ponds on 3 April 2019 at 5:30pm.

The meeting will be held at the Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds (entrance via Pascoe Vale Road). The meeting is open to members of the public to observe the consideration of the application.

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March 20 2019

The Valley of Tomorrow Update

2018 was a remarkable year for The Valley Community. Joint Venture Development partners, Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC), Hostplus and Hamton made headway on The Valley of Tomorrow precinct whilst champion mare Winx made sporting history winning her fourth consecutive Cox Plate.

The Valley of Tomorrow’s first Annual Update event was held on December 5, 2018, where progress on the year was discussed with local community members. Our first Annual Survey was a success with over 500 responses considered. Key findings were presented at the Annual Update event and are available to view on The Valley of Tomorrow website under the community section.

The design of Moonee Valley Park is progressing forward with the approval of the Stage A permit and the Thomas St permit application is currently being considered by Council. We will update The Valley of Tomorrow website with more information on the Thomas St permit application as it becomes available.

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December 19 2018

2018 Wrap Up

It has been a remarkable year for The Valley Community and we thank everyone for contributing to its success. Joint Venture Development partners, Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC), Hostplus and Hamton are making headway on The Valley of Tomorrow precinct while champion mare Winx made sporting history winning her fourth consecutive Cox Plate!

The Valley of Tomorrow’s first Annual Update event was held on December 5, 2018, where progress on the year was celebrated and discussed with local community members. Our First Annual Survey was a success with over 500 responses considered. Key findings were presented and are available to view here.

The world class precinct is progressing forward with the approval of the Stage A permit and with Stage B submitted to Council. The Stage A plans are available to view on The Valley of Tomorrow website here.

We look forward to what’s to come in the year ahead. We are excited to launch and unveil the precinct masterplan with you in the first half of 2019. To avoid confusion, we would like to let you know that the recent Moonee Valley Park brand and website is for precinct sales and marketing and the full website will go live in 2019 in line with project launch.

We also wish to let you know that the Childcare Centre, Nido Early School, construction is well on the way and is due to be finished in April 2019. It will hold 91 child places and is expected to open for business in mid 2019.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and we look forward to sharing more in the New Year!

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October 22 2018

Stage A Permit Approval

We’re excited that Moonee Valley City Council has supported our first permit application, Stage A, and what we believe will set a new benchmark for urban renewal redevelopment.

We’ve worked hard to conceive a contemporary scheme that respects the local area and aims to provide an aspirational downsizing or upsizing opportunity for owner occupiers that is peerless in the inner North West. For more information on Stage A plans please click here.

We will continue to work collaboratively with the Council and the local community as we seek approvals for the upcoming stages. Updates will continue to be available on The Valley of Tomorrow website as the precinct progresses.

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August 3 2018

Community Survey Closed

The Valley of Tomorrow Annual Community Survey for 2018 has now closed.

The results are being collated and will be presented in due course and published on this website.

We thank you for participating in the survey and we look forward to sharing our findings with you.


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July 6 2018

Proposed Stage A Plans

Whilst we continue to develop the masterplan and vision for the entire precinct, our first planning application has been progressed and recently submitted to Council, for 67 premium townhouses located along part of McPherson Street.

Prior to submitting the application, we met with Council officers on numerous occasions and with several neighbours along McPherson Street to discuss our proposed plans and seek feedback. The final submitted plans incorporated feedback received and are compliant with all planning scheme requirements.

Please click here to see a selection of plans which were presented at the most recent Community Reference Group meeting.


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June 13 2018

Community Survey

An important 15-year longitudinal study of liveability in Moonee Ponds, The Valley of Tomorrow Annual Community Survey will provide annual insights valuable to all of those living, working and with interests in Moonee Valley.

Commencing in 2018, and conducted each year, it will track locals perceptions, priorities and feelings towards a variety of factors that contribute to make this area what it is today. It aims to help us understand the community’s key priorities and see as perceptions change over time, as this area transforms.

The results will be available on this website and shared with locals as well as key stakeholders including the City of Moonee Valley so we can all learn more about what makes this area great and what needs to be enhanced.

You can take part in the 2018 survey by accessing the link below.  The survey closes on 20 July 2018.

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June 5 2018

Newsletter - The Valley of Tomorrow Update

More than six months have passed since the appointment of the Hostplus-Hamton joint venture as the development partner of the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) to realise the MVRC’s vision and create a world class residential, hospitality and sporting precinct.

As part of our commitment to an open and transparent relationship with the Moonee Ponds community, we are holding regular meetings with a wide cross-section of community representatives through our Community Reference Group. The first meeting was held in February and the group most recently met on May 23. All agendas and minutes from Community Reference Group meetings are posted on The Valley of Tomorrow website. We value these opportunities and view them as important forums to understand the aspirations and hear the ideas of the local community.

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February 20 2018

Community Reference Group Meeting

Details of the forthcoming planning process and clarification around possible parking disruption during construction works were two key items discussed this month in the first Valley of Tomorrow Community Reference Group (CRG) meeting, formally opening up lines of communication with the community.

Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) and Hostplus-Hamton, the appointed joint venture developer that will transform the Moonee Valley Racecourse, convened the first meeting of community representatives on Tuesday 20 February.

Accepting the opportunity to represent the community as part of the CRG was a range of key Moonee Valley stakeholders including representatives from the Moonee Valley City Council, the office of MP Danny Pearson, Save Moonee Ponds, Moonee Ponds Chamber of Commerce and Rate Levy Association, Moonee Ponds Primary School and Puckle St Traders Association.

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November 23 2017

Planning Scheme – Mixed Use Precinct

In response to a request from a member of the local community yesterday, please click here for the relevant pages from the current Planning Scheme relating to the Moonee Valley Racecourse Land.

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November 22 2017

The Development Team

Leading superannuation fund Hostplus and highly acclaimed property developer Hamton, will redevelop the Moonee Valley Racecourse in partnership with Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) into a dynamic urban lifestyle precinct, at the heart of which lies one of the world’s greatest night racing venues.

Appointed by MVRC after a 12-month competitive selection process, the Hostplus-Hamton joint venture is unparalleled in its alignment with the Club. As the industry super fund for hospitality, tourism, recreation and sport, in 2018 Hostplus celebrates a 30-year relationship with MVRC and is the proud trustee for the retirement savings of the near 400 MVRC employees and more than 7600 City of Moonee Valley residents.

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September 14 2017

Project Progression

Planning for The Valley redevelopment has been undertaken by the MVRC in consultation with community, State and Local government over the past eight years.

The Club’s redevelopment plans were facilitated by the rezoning of the racecourse land in 2015 by the appointed Planning Advisory Panel.

Over the past two years, the Club has progressed the project through a development partner selection process.

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June 4 2017

Childcare Centre

The first new building project in the development of the overall master plan will be the sensitive renovation of the former Secretary’s House in the north-west corner of the racecourse. When considering an appropriate adaptive re-use of the building, the Club was conscious of creating a facility that responded to community needs. To that end, it was subsequently determined that the building was well suited for use as a childcare centre.

The Club entered into a leasing agreement in May of this year with a well-established national childcare operator that will commence upon completion of a carefully designed renovation of the former Secretary’s House on the corner of Thomas and McPherson street.

As a landlord, the MVRC is in the process of securing a long-term lease with a well-respected childcare operator. Research indicates that the largest household type in Moonee Ponds in 2011 was ‘coupled families with children (32%)’ and the MVRC looks forward to providing a new childcare option to meet the demand in our local area.

May 4 2017

Project Update

The Club’s main priority in the past six months has been implementing a rigorous process to select a redevelopment partner. We have shortlisted three highly capable development consortiums who will shortly submit final proposals and make some presentations to the Masterplan Sub-Committee. Once a preferred partner is selected, we expect it to take some time to finalise legal documentation before a public announcement is made.