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52 minutes ago, jackaub said:

Fortunately  trees do grow

In fact the begin life grow and die to be replaced

What's the problem with trees?

quite. seems not a problem even on the sacred st. kilda (boulevard) rd

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1 hour ago, beelzebub said:

Another thought....put car parking under the new oval. Why use valuable leasable/ usable building space ? 

STOPPPP IT

TOO MUCH GOOD IDEA

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17 hours ago, old dee said:

Trouble is MR it involves using public space and cutting down trees. For those two reasons alone I seriously doubt it will fly. Sadly we will have to be happy with a location outside of Yarra park and the MCG. As for a social club does more than a few members care? The days of social clubs being big money spinners are gone. Just win games and play in GF's regularly over the next decade that is what is required not a training ground next to the MCG. 

The trees fronting Wellington Parade are within the rail reservation and most likely self-seeded. As trees go they are not attractive specimens. For some reason, there are seven trees missing from the footpath which Council for some reason hasn’t replaced. Replacing these (after we build our facility) will certainly improve the streetscape from what currently exists.

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13 hours ago, daisycutter said:

but club admin, mfc shop and social club are not at aami

additionally aami is bursting at the seams so as we increase the size of the football dept and facilities there is nowhere to grow

additionally at aami we are just a lowly tenant (and not the only one) and have no say in any aami future development

aami is not a long term option (nor mid term)

Agreed

just making the point that the location of our training ground is irrelevant......to me

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45 minutes ago, CBDees said:

The trees fronting Wellington Parade are within the rail reservation and most likely self-seeded. As trees go they are not attractive specimens. For some reason, there are seven trees missing from the footpath which Council for some reason hasn’t replaced. Replacing these (after we build our facility) will certainly improve the streetscape from what currently exists.

Taking a positive view ... it's an opportunity to rejig that areavof the park. Possibly make less restrictively formal in setout...introduce a copse or two...really green it up.

Currently the swathes of carpark lawn are mundane and underutilised.

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3 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Taking a positive view ... it's an opportunity to rejig that areavof the park. Possibly make less restrictively formal in setout...introduce a copse or two...really green it up.

Currently the swathes of carpark lawn are mundane and underutilised.

add a couple of free gas barbecues and picnic tables would add to local residents amenity. could even add a kids playground.

none of this is big money but would enhance the area

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If I recall, nearly all the big trees there are elms, ie introduced, not native. I believe most councils grant permits for felling them more readily than for natives. Because natives good, foreign bad. So our deal is, for each elm chopped, we plant TWO natives.

Also free bike parking for councillors, free car parking for recalcitrant planet hating polluting car driving councillors, a wombat sanctuary and a ban on plastic bags.

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39 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

If I recall, nearly all the big trees there are elms, ie introduced, not native. I believe most councils grant permits for felling them more readily than for natives. Because natives good, foreign bad. So our deal is, for each elm chopped, we plant TWO natives.

Also free bike parking for councillors, free car parking for recalcitrant planet hating polluting car driving councillors, a wombat sanctuary and a ban on plastic bags.

and a gender fluid toilet block of course

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1 hour ago, daisycutter said:

and a gender fluid toilet block of course

Thanks dc you just made my day, I will have a smile for at least the next hour.

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3 hours ago, CBDees said:

The trees fronting Wellington Parade are within the rail reservation and most likely self-seeded. As trees go they are not attractive specimens. For some reason, there are seven trees missing from the footpath which Council for some reason hasn’t replaced. Replacing these (after we build our facility) will certainly improve the streetscape from what currently exists.

The point you are making will have little impact on the  lunatic green lefties CBDees  to them a tree is a tree is a tree. God help us but that is the world we now live in, it is all about warm and fussy and has little to do with the real world. Yes I am pessimistic this plan will fly.

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On 6/25/2018 at 7:06 PM, old dee said:

Trouble is MR it involves using public space and cutting down trees. For those two reasons alone I seriously doubt it will fly. Sadly we will have to be happy with a location outside of Yarra park and the MCG. As for a social club does more than a few members care? The days of social clubs being big money spinners are gone. Just win games and play in GF's regularly over the next decade that is what is required not a training ground next to the MCG. 

Trees aren't an issue particularly if they're not native. The only tree that would be an issue is the scar trees

https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.mcg.org.au/~/media/files/mcg/general/yarra-park-tree-strategy-2013.pdf%3Fla%3Den&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwjW2uW-i_HbAhUCF5QKHcVOCWEQFggQMAI&usg=AOvVaw1PjJg-0zczRGxejlrjyzbA

 

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5 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Hope you are correct Dr.

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12 hours ago, daisycutter said:

add a couple of free gas barbecues and picnic tables would add to local residents amenity. could even add a kids playground.

An MFC-themed playground with a never-ending merry-go-round and a ten-foot deep ball-crawl. We could even pitch in for the Demonland/Bi-polar Association co-sponsored see-saw. 

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1 hour ago, Skuit said:

An MFC-themed playground with a never-ending merry-go-round and a ten-foot deep ball-crawl. We could even pitch in for the Demonland/Bi-polar Association co-sponsored see-saw. 

Would that MFC see saw always end up with the kid at the bottom looking up and hoping, only to be let down again? 😫

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4 hours ago, monoccular said:

Would that MFC see saw always end up with the kid at the bottom looking up and hoping, only to be let down again? 😫

That's a given mono

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we'd need to get support from the wurundjeri people. we could call the training ground "marngrook oval"

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2 hours ago, old dee said:

White Board oval!

you'll like the social club, od. they propose to call it "blazers"

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5 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

you'll like the social club, od. they propose to call it "blazers"

Catchier than big tall socks and sandals.

Or Monadue's Meander.

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13 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

you'll like the social club, od. they propose to call it "blazers"

Just as long as they are nowhere to be seen DC. 

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31 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

you'll like the social club, od. they propose to call it "blazers"

So that's why people keep telling me to go to blazers!

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6 minutes ago, ManDee said:

So that's why people keep telling me to go to blazers!

It's actually our game plan, blaze away into 50 at all costs.

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