Project Updates

Keeping You Informed

This year has seen significant progress for The Valley of Tomorrow with construction commencing on Stage A – Feehan Row Homes and Terraces, the launch of Stage B – Thomas Street Apartments, planning application lodgement for Stage B – Buildings 1 and 2 and the delivery of Tote Park – the first amenity to be completed within the 40-hectare development.

We aim 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

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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September 23 2020

New Grandstand and Clubhouse

The MVRC has continued to progress the design and planning of the new Moonee Valley Racecourse with the project consultant team. Unfortunately, due to the COVID 19 pandemic activities are slightly behind program; however, the necessary consultation and engagement with key stakeholders in accordance with the planning controls is scheduled to occur late in 2020.

The key inputs of the SUZ Masterplan planning submission will include the following:

  • Planning report detailing the site history, heritage, planning framework, and urban design objectives.
  • Architectural concept plans that show the general composition of proposed built form.
  • Completion of an Integrated Transport Plan as part of the masterplan application including critical elements such as the access strategy, loading, waste, and any other movement/access related items.
  • Servicing report to identify servicing requirements and overall Stormwater Management measures per the endorsed Stormwater Strategy.
  • Event Management Framework to respond to the various activation modes (Racing & Non-Racing) of the masterplan.

Once the masterplan endorsement process with Council has concluded, the detailed design phase will progress, including the refinement of the racecourse concept design response, the Infield, and the new grandstand.

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September 23 2020

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 will be activating 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 remain under review with some core activities already completed 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 post masterplan endorsement.

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September 23 2020

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. The Childcare was sold in March 2020 to enable funds to be reinvested into the MVRC’s redevelopment activities. As the property is controlled under a heritage overlay the building will be protected in its refurbished heritage form.

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September 23 2020

Tote

Renovations have been underway on the original Tote building built in 1931 situated within the Tote Park. The building is of historical significance to the MVRC and is being respectfully restored to its former glory as it transforms into a contemporary food and beverage offering that will be retained and managed by the Club.

The Tote building will feature prominently along the McPherson Street façade and includes prominent windows providing spectacular vantage points for diners. The design response unites the creative expertise of Samantha Eades Design and Field Office Architecture to deliver a design that shows reverence to the site’s proud racing history, while seamlessly providing an extension to appeal to modern audiences.

The MVRC plans to announce its operational program for TOTE Bar & Dining early in 2021.

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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