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  1. CBDees

    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    I have just written to Ellen Sandell (my local Greens member) telling her that local residents (apart from Copuchas and his mates) look forward to her support for a MFC training facility in Yarra Park!
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    Just for the record, l have been integrated in the East Melbourne community for 38 years and have served on the Committee of the East Melbourne Group (however it is not a competition)!
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    How on earth do you know what the residents want or don’t want considering this was only announced in the Hun yesterday and hasn’t been advertised? You are making unfounded claims, albeit you obviously object as a resident (NIMBY.)! I have actually spoken to a number of East Melbourne residents in the past 24 hours and none seemed particularly troubled (although I suspect Rupert Myer who possibly covets his view along the rail alignment may be an ally of yours)! After all, the shops and commercial offices directly opposite where the low-level car park could potentially be sited don’t really have an issue with detriment to their amenity.
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    As I suggested before, the 2-3 stories required for car-parking could be accommodated in a separate building immediately to the East of the MFC proposal. As you admit (above) there is no necessity for a ‘multi-storey’ car park (which you claim in post #237) or for 2-3 floors of the MFC proposal to be allocated for parking as you now claim ((post #246). l am sure that a well-designed car parking provision could meet Council and community expectations!
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    We are all biased! I admit that. The only valid disadvantage that you raise in my view is the car parking potential on the alternative Swan Street site (for players and administration/support staff)! This could be covered by constructing a car park also over the rail cutting, immediately to the East of the Yarra Park option which the Club is exploring.y Let’s continue to workshop the options to arrive at the best outcome for the Club, players and members! p.s. thanks for the spellcheck (I always have trouble with bureaucratic)! p.s. Although I have limited engineering expertise, l am familiar with planning law as an ex building surveyor /statutory planner and director of a construction company (with a Master of Business in Property)! I am just suggesting that we should not discount any option at this stage and I am sure that the Melbourne board has done their due diligence on all short-listed scenarios.
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    It’s a nice map link but I’m not sure how many times you have been to training? The MFC trains at the Southern half of Gosch’s Paddock (not abutting Swan Street). There is a series of soccer fields in between which are heavily used and an effective barrier between the AFL oval and any mooted administration/training HQ mooted over Swan Street. Also, make no mistake, the buerocratic and logistic hurdles involved trying to gain approvals and then build over Swan Street and the tram lines vs taking a 99 year lease over rail lines (already sunk within a culvert) makes it a much inferior option. And for what? With the Yarra Park proposal we have a potential HQ with street frontage, immediately abutting rail and tram, overlooking our training oval and 100 metres from the MCG. In your option, we would have a costly elevated HQ overlooking soccer fields, further from the MCG and essentially equidistant from our current training oval than current facilities are.
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    In both options you probably wouldn’t be buying the land for the training oval (which would remain public open space)! We would merely have an agreement to use the new ‘oval’ similar to current arrangements. The ‘air space’ over the line is much more feasible in EM as the tracks are in a culvert (contained within a rail reservation) versus elevated tracks in Richmond. Options of building Clubrooms and training facilities on public land South of Gosch’s Paddock would be hard to sell to Government as it could only involve alienation of existing public land irrespective of how unattractive and little-used it currently is. Leasing of of railway land would be similarly priced in either East Melbourne or Richmond however development costs would most likely be substantially more when we are talking about construction over elevated rail.
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    You aren’t related to “Bitter but Optimistic” are you?
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    Simple answer is ‘Vote Labor’ if they back us! (I will be happy to get rid of Ellen Sandell and Adam Brandt in Melbourne electorate: Liberal has never been a contender!)
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    It was never planned as a ‘home ground’ (as that is always going to be the “G”) but as our training ground, with our administration, gym, training facilities, ‘Demon Shop’ (presumably) and, most important, our “Social Club” right next to the “G” where we can congregate post match and even use during the week (like a “Gold Class” Bentleigh Club)! A place where we can feature our memorabilia and walk past our trophy cabinets stacked with Premiership Cups!
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    Just to clarify where we are talking about!
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    We can forget Richmond station and focus on travelling direct to Flinders Street Station. From there the #75 tram and the Epping and Hurstbridge Lines take you directly to our HQ!
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    MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - ROUND 14

    As though he needs the money! Eddie McGuire would never tip against Collingwood even if it was $100K: it simply sends the wrong message!
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    Agreed and certainly a lot closer to the “G” for supporters after we win a Final (or home-and-away) than the Southside of Gosch’s Paddock that the others want. It also has the advantage that it doesn’t involve supporters have to travel the extra distance post-game past Richmond station.
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    MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - ROUND 14

    Garry Lyon always tipped against us! Perhaps he’s not a supporter (or maybe his footy tipping credentials are more important to him)?
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