Project Updates

Keeping You Informed

This year has seen significant progress for The Valley of Tomorrow with the official launch of Stage A – Feehan Row Homes and Terraces, a planning permit for Stage B – Thomas St issued and planning application lodgement for Stage B – Buildings 1 and 2.

This will see us commence construction in due course and we would like to keep you informed on everything project related, including construction dates and timeframes, infrastructure development, traffic management plans and planning applications.

As with any major works, we are conscious that this can cause disruptions to neighbouring residents and businesses.  We will use all endeavours to minimise this impact.

 

Infield

Grandstand and Clubhouse

Tote Cafe

Childcare

Tote Park

Stage A Feehan Row

Stage B - Thomas Street Apartments

Stage B - Buildings 1 and 2

Stone Pine Square

Cox Place

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November 1 2019

MVRC Stage B1/B2 Advertising MV/222/2018

A permit application has been lodged with Council to obtain approval for multi-level buildings of residential apartments with offices, cafes and restaurants at the ground and first floor levels. The development proposes to integrate 3 building forms with varying architectural styles and will be designed to front future parkland to be created at Stone Pine Park. The development will also front out to the racecourse so has been designed to optimise views and highly articulate the building form to provide visual interest from the surrounding road networks.

 

The development has been designed to be consistent with the provisions of the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme in particular the Activity Centre Zone that applies to the land. The permit application is currently in a public notice of application phase. Council will then review submissions (if any) and make a decision on the permit application. We looks forward to obtaining permit approval to continue to develop this exciting urban renewal project at Moonee Valley Park.

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September 10 2019

New Grandstand and Clubhouse

The state of the art new Grandstand will be built on Wilson Street as per the masterplan which responds to the Special Use Zoning of the land with delivery programmed for Q3 2026. The evolving Grandstand design is now envisaged to incorporate an amazing Clubhouse on the corner of Thomas and Wilson Streets with uninterrupted sweeping views to the Melbourne CBD.

MVRC will engage with the community through the detailed design phase with the planning submission anticipated to be lodged in 2021. The existing Grandstand (and Legends) will remain operational until demolition commences after the 2024 Cox Plate.

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September 10 2019

The Infield

The land located in the centre of the track referred to as the Infield, will remain owned, operated and managed by the Moonee Valley Racing Club. This area of the racecourse is only utilised for racing events and larger non racing events when required. As part of the redevelopment MVRC in collaboration with its development partner and Moonee Valley City Council is looking to activate the Infield year round for non-racing future uses for the benefit of local residents and the greater community.

Infrastructure requirements through and within the Infield to service the redevelopment of the area remains under review with some core activities already commencing on site (trunk sewer). The infrastructure requirements for racing operations i.e. track reconfiguration is in the concept design stage with the detailed design process to commence on 2020.

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September 10 2019

The Childcare Centre

The Childcare Centre officially opened its doors in June 2019 in the notable heritage building on the corner of McPherson & Thomas Streets once home to the former Secretary of the Moonee Valley Racing Club.

The MVRC funded the childcare centres redevelopment, with full oversight on the refurbishment and has secured a long term lease with Think Childcare (Nido Early Learning) with the capacity to care for up to 91 children.

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September 10 2019

Tote Café

Ahead of the 100th running of the Cox Plate, the Moonee Valley Racing Club will deliver a fully licenced café/ restaurant when it refurbishes and brings to life the historically significant Tote building in the new Tote Park in Q3 2020.

The existing administration offices for MVRC will be demolished in January 2020 for this exciting project and staff will relocate temporarily in December 2019 to the Grandstand for an interim period.