I hope Mr Pert is engaging with whoever is succeeding in extracting these countless millions of $s from the state government for the never ending development of the " tennis precinct " now scheduled to flow on to 2024
I also hope he is engaging with the " traditional owners '' of the land who are now so revered on the big game occasions at the MCG
I well remember when the MFC trained on an open oval on the north side of Swan St and it was the only development between the Yarra River and Punt Road on that side
I also well remember the development of the south side of Swan St for the 1956 Olympic Games.It too was pretty much public parkland enshrined to us by our forefathers apart from the Commonwealth land occupied by the Artillery and Engineers depots ( that's where our Vietnam conscripts departed from ) .When the freeway was approved ironically that land ( next to Gosch's Paddock was acquired) and was transferred up the road to where Rod Laver Arena now stands as compensation.
To the best of my recollection the MCC/MCG is administered by an authority which automatically includes the Premier
Tennis or the traditional owners of Yarra Park ?