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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 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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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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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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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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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.