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Good idea but would probably scare the horses!

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On 9/7/2019 at 4:05 PM, A F said:

Bloody hell. I just read 26 pages on my Saturday to catch up on all of this as I'd stayed away since April, and the ending (non-closure on this) is as unsatisfying as the end of The Sopranos. 

The Sopranos ended perfectly.

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7 hours ago, Gouga said:

Agree it looks like Gosch's...  

Has anyone ever mentioned Caulfield Racecourse as a possibility? In our "heartland", half way between the 'G and Casey and stacks of land in the middle of the racecourse to build a carpark, elite facilities and an MCG sized oval. 

Could serve as another base for MCC sides, and we know the Melbourne Racing Club is based there..."Team Melbourne" mark II?

I believe this idea was discussed back when Joseph Gutnick was president. Why it didn’t go ahead, I’ve no idea.

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1 hour ago, Dee Dee said:

I believe this idea was discussed back when Joseph Gutnick was president. Why it didn’t go ahead, I’ve no idea.

It’s a public park isn’t it? Not that the racing people want you to know that.

 

https://www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/our-city/parks-and-playgrounds/caulfield-racecourse-reserve

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34 minutes ago, Dee Dee said:

I believe this idea was discussed back when Joseph Gutnick was president. Why it didn’t go ahead, I’ve no idea.

Maybe too realistic and practical? Better to hold out hope of being allowed to move back to the 'G...  

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7 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

It’s a public park isn’t it? Not that the racing people want you to know that.

Interesting. Trying to build stuff in public parks is our go!  

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On 11/21/2018 at 10:35 AM, george_on_the_outer said:

The Yarra Park proposal was always going to be problematic, and a compromise particularly for Office and Admin space.

I don't understand why we have not been mentioned in association with the Caulfield racecourse development.....

https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/guy-first-out-of-barriers-with-pledge-to-open-up-caulfield-racecourse-20181007-p5089l.html

More space, no limitations on use, community involvement, part of the Demons heartland....

And it could make ProDee doubly happy if his mob get up. 

I posted this last November.....(Sadly for ProDee they didn't get up, but back to the point).......this surely would be a great solution given the lack of limitations for space at other locations, but MFC hasn't been mentioned in any articles about Caulfield. 

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17 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

I posted this last November.....(Sadly for ProDee they didn't get up, but back to the point).......this surely would be a great solution given the lack of limitations for space at other locations, but MFC hasn't been mentioned in any articles about Caulfield. 

Maybe this has gone nowhere given the state election result?

Hopefully we have at least spoken to the relevant stakeholders. I see that the racecourse itself is being redeveloped but not sure if that includes the public land in the middle.  

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I wonder why we never considered approaching a well located Junior Club with a proposal to house their facilities in a new purpose built complex with community facilities. Training time clashes would not be of any concern as long gone are the days of afternoon training We would not use the ground for matches so no problems there. it also puts us well on the way to being a community hub

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2 hours ago, Mach5 said:

 

They try to make it appear that you’re not able to freely come and go, but clearly you are.

I walk my dog there - it's awesome. Open from 9am to sunset every day (except on race days).

A massive area that is all an off lead area plus it has the lake for him to have a swim and to chase some ducks.

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33 minutes ago, north westerly said:

I walk my dog there - it's awesome. Open from 9am to sunset every day (except on race days).

A massive area that is all an off lead area plus it has the lake for him to have a swim and to chase some ducks.

It’s awesome, I loved in Malvern for a few years and would always use it. 

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6 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

It’s awesome, I loved in Malvern for a few years and would always use it. 

I loved in Malvern too ...... (sigh) ....

There's something about a mature, established suburb that you just don't find in newer, trendier urban developments.

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2 hours ago, Mazer Rackham said:

I loved in Malvern too ...... (sigh) ....

There's something about a mature, established suburb that you just don't find in newer, trendier urban developments.

I loved in Malvern too MR... lots of sighing as well.

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49 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

I loved in Malvern too MR... lots of sighing as well.

 

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