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14 hours ago, Dannyz said:

I could list 100 reasons why not but I won't waste yours or my time.
From everything I hear the Gosch's paddock area of the AAMI Park precinct is a viable option that's being explored. 

They must have explored every blade of grass by now. How long does it take? 

The problem is that area is controlled by a number of competing groups many of which do not want the loss of public  parkland space.  Which is not difficult to understand.

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36 minutes ago, old dee said:

They must have explored every blade of grass by now. How long does it take? 

The problem is that area is controlled by a number of competing groups many of which do not want the loss of public  parkland space.  Which is not difficult to understand.

There is something keeping the project alive and you have to think that with Kate's background, her appointment is to move this forward. It's telling that she has only spoken in her regular ABC spot since her appointment as this will be the first question asked OD.

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I understand the government are still a key stakeholder in the project which suggests the MGC precinct is the most likely site.

I, like others, am losing patience. Just confirm a site somewhere centrally whether it be Port Melbourne, Caulfield wherever, just as long as it doesn't end up being Casey. Get on with it. This has the appearance of too many cooks in the kitchen.

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17 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

I understand the government are still a key stakeholder in the project which suggests the MGC precinct is the most likely site.

I, like others, am losing patience. Just confirm a site somewhere centrally whether it be Port Melbourne, Caulfield wherever, just as long as it doesn't end up being Casey. Get on with it. This has the appearance of too many cooks in the kitchen.

I almost agreed with you Bda.

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4 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

I understand the government are still a key stakeholder in the project which suggests the MGC precinct is the most likely site.

I, like others, am losing patience. Just confirm a site somewhere centrally whether it be Port Melbourne, Caulfield wherever, just as long as it doesn't end up being Casey. Get on with it. This has the appearance of too many cooks in the kitchen.

It is not going to be confirmed until all stakeholders agree. My gut feel is that some/all co-tenants at AAMI Park & surrounds will be moving to Caulfield and we will take over more/all of the area.

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All this talk on Kate Roffey’s credentials driving this issue foward - she has been on our board for 7/8 years with exactly the same credentials over that timeframe. Whilst I’m hopeful, I’m not sure her appointment from Vice President to President will dramatically accelerate an outcome here. In fact, it could be argued she had more time to focus on this issue without the broader responsibilities of President.

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2 hours ago, Mach5 said:

Can confirm, although there are options nearby.

I’m quite partial to the Caulfield Racecourse idea, but whichever option we go for, it has to be an actual legitimate option that we proceed with in earnest and haste, not another bloody non-starter.

If they haven't even identified one specific site that they are looking at developing after all these years then what the bloody hell is going on?? Not saying that is the case as we haven't heard anything but surely they have at the very least the location bedded down by now!

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10 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

If they haven't even identified one specific site that they are looking at developing after all these years then what the bloody hell is going on?? Not saying that is the case as we haven't heard anything but surely they have at the very least the location bedded down by now!

What happened to ‘car park F’? That seemed a relatively straightforward option and adequate.

The option @AC/DeeCposted was more the ambition I expect they’re still pursuing.

On the other side of the MCG, building over the train-lines to connect Melbourne Pk / MCG has tons of potential. Add a high-line style platform all the way to Fed Sq... I see something more integrated than a standalone development coming.

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1 hour ago, In Harmes Way said:

All this talk on Kate Roffey’s credentials driving this issue foward - she has been on our board for 7/8 years with exactly the same credentials over that timeframe. Whilst I’m hopeful, I’m not sure her appointment from Vice President to President will dramatically accelerate an outcome here. In fact, it could be argued she had more time to focus on this issue without the broader responsibilities of President.

Or it could be that there was an obstacle during that time and now that obstacle has been removed...

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9 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Or it could be that there was an obstacle during that time and now that obstacle has been removed...

Let me guess - the initials of the obstacle are GB?

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1 hour ago, I'va Worn Smith said:

Photo from the Age article.

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I think the artist must have put that in as a hint to the developers to go with footy instead of cricket IWS.  He's obviously a keen footy fan.

Wait...is that OD's signature in the bottom right corner i see!!??

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4 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

I think the artist must have put that in as a hint to the developers to go with footy instead of cricket IWS.  He's obviously a keen footy fan.

Wait...is that OD's signature in the bottom right corner i see!!??

Oh hell I have been discovered.

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On 4/15/2021 at 8:08 AM, Dannyz said:

Sadly, I believe a passionte group of Jolimont locals who use the parklands were powerful enough to cease the feasability test on this one in 2019. 

There was also issues re: the rail line.

What is your source for this info?

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On 4/15/2021 at 9:40 AM, old dee said:

Yes it is as dead as Ned Kelly!

What is your source for this? (Also asked Danny Z the same...)

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On 4/15/2021 at 9:47 AM, Mach5 said:

Can confirm, although there are options nearby.

I’m quite partial to the Caulfield Racecourse idea, but whichever option we go for, it has to be an actual legitimate option that we proceed with in earnest and haste, not another bloody non-starter.

What is the source of your confirmation? (Have asked Danny Z and old d the same question)

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5 minutes ago, AC/DeeC said:

What is the source of your confirmation? (Have asked Danny Z and old d the same question)

It was in the press at the time, I’m sure you could find an old age article

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On 4/15/2021 at 12:20 AM, Youngwilliam said:

The fact that Collingwood is in our territory pisses me off and I am sure it pisses off alot of you as well. MCG is or home and further away than the Westpac Centre is basically handing the keys to them. 

Just make Jolimont happen. Tell the Yarra Park snobs to sod off.

Well said Youngwilliam. I honestly don't see how a group of East Melbourne residents can have any significant influence. Sure they might make some noise but I'd think we simply drive the Jolimont proposition and work with the State Government and City of Melbourne to make sure it happens. Send Mark Williams around there to sort them out.

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49 minutes ago, In Harmes Way said:

It was in the press at the time, I’m sure you could find an old age article

Thanks IHW. Is this the article from the Age to which you refer? Its from 2018: https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/concept-to-build-new-melbourne-headquarters-in-early-stages-20180620-p4zmnj.html

Still no confirmation that Jolimont has been ruled out as a home for the MFC.

I still think Jolimont is by far the best option.

 

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33 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Think he meant GB.

Is GB an East Melbourne resident who likes to walk his dogs around the park too?

It all makes sense now, he and Misson working from the inside to thrawt the proposals from inside the club to keep their precious green space to wall their designer poodles. I bet Perty boy is in on it too.

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6 minutes ago, chookrat said:

Is GB an East Melbourne resident who likes to walk his dogs around the park too?

It all makes sense now, he and Misson working from the inside to thrawt the proposals from inside the club to keep their precious green space to wall their designer poodles. I bet Perty boy is in on it too.

That's a conspiracy theory at best. But my question remains: where is the proof that Jolimont has been ruled out as a home for the MFC? 

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