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We have a President who often talks about her background in major projects and we have a CEO whose job was to setup new facilities. So here we are several years later still swimming around in the pond without new facilities or even a hint of where we are at with it. 

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36 minutes ago, Soidee said:

We have a President who often talks about her background in major projects and we have a CEO whose job was to setup new facilities. So here we are several years later still swimming around in the pond without new facilities or even a hint of where we are at with it. 

We were sold the projects background as the reason behind her sudden promotion to the role because they didn't want to release the truth around the breakdown of the former Pres and the entire executive. 

I think they've less head way in the last three years with more resources to get it moving. 

All eggs are supposedly now in the Caulfield basket. 

The club know that making finals, despite not winning them, means there is less pressure broadly on the need for an immediate solution. 

 

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31 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Doesn’t surprise unfortunately.

Most politicians don’t know how their constituents live……….don’t know their football either it seems.

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3 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

I would’ve thought Bombers.

confirmed. ”Ms Allan says she's an Essendon fan but will be supporting Collingwood on Saturday, because they're the Victorian team” - abc

But clearly not that strongly. If she was a die hard Bomber she'd be barracking for Brisbane

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On 7/22/2023 at 11:01 PM, ElDiablo14 said:

Is it because Geelong is the country VIC club? Why so much love from the  state government?

Marginal seat. Didn't used to be. Is now.

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20 hours ago, beelzebub said:

Sorry  FB is a [censored] to get to.

Wont matter to me but if im a player needing to get somewhere  to train at the times normally scheduled then FB is a disaster. 

 

Good point. If you look at the FB development proposals, access will be improved to accommodate the new population. It is near the existing west gate freeway. But appreciate its all very much speculative and would need to be emphasised in any proposal for an entertainment/sports complex

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The newly revamped VU Whitten Oval is now being used by the Western Bulldogs AFLW team.

Here is a video about it: https://www.afl.com.au/aflw/video/1043405/a-behind-the-scenes-look-at-the-dogs-new-look-fortress?videoId=1043405&modal=true&type=video&publishFrom=1695931200001&tagNames=AppNewsFeed:Yes

Hopefully, the Melbourne Demons can get something similar to this built at Caulfield Racecourse.

 

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On 8/16/2023 at 1:00 PM, He de mon said:

Caulfield is great if you live south of the river, but Port Melbourne is more central, and closer to the G. It would probably be easier to make parking available as well.

Public transport access is probably the best anywhere in Victoria and when the multi billion dollar rail tunnel opens,  if it runs ok, will link even more quickly with northern and western suburbs.  The Caulfield Station itself needs some upgrades especially improving inter connectivity between platforms without having to leave and re-enter but that won’t affect those whose destination is Caulfield, or who wish to depart from there. 

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On 9/29/2023 at 9:32 AM, dpositive said:

Good point. If you look at the FB development proposals, access will be improved to accommodate the new population. It is near the existing west gate freeway. But appreciate its all very much speculative and would need to be emphasised in any proposal for an entertainment/sports complex

FB will improve.. but most an improvement only relevant to those living there.  If you look at some of the relatively nearby higher density developments in PM..and if you've ever had to access that area...it's  rubbish  Congested.. narrower streets etc. Any new developments will NOT be car friendly ( as that is THE way now .

I can see a theoretical attraction...but it wouldn't pan out. Those lovely Architectural Presentations are no more than Cartoons really..  utopian pipedreams as opposed dreary reality.

As its pretty safe to assume hardly an Melbourne player does , or would be living there then somewhere more accessible and attractive  might better serve.

It's an irrelevance where any supporters live.  It is about what( and where ) best serves the MFC.

I could see FB sorta flourishing for its new population.  It will suit some. Not anyone who appreciates a modicum of space though.

Might be a while too. 

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1 hour ago, beelzebub said:

FB will improve.. but most an improvement only relevant to those living there.  If you look at some of the relatively nearby higher density developments in PM..and if you've ever had to access that area...it's  rubbish  Congested.. narrower streets etc. Any new developments will NOT be car friendly ( as that is THE way now .

I can see a theoretical attraction...but it wouldn't pan out. Those lovely Architectural Presentations are no more than Cartoons really..  utopian pipedreams as opposed dreary reality.

As its pretty safe to assume hardly an Melbourne player does , or would be living there then somewhere more accessible and attractive  might better serve.

It's an irrelevance where any supporters live.  It is about what( and where ) best serves the MFC.

I could see FB sorta flourishing for its new population.  It will suit some. Not anyone who appreciates a modicum of space though.

Might be a while too. 

yes again some good points, but utopian pipedreams and cartoon presentations can certainly be modified with a specific entertainment/ green space venue including public transport and parking space. Theres certainly plenty of space there now just a matter of the price of the vacant warehouses and even the go cart track etc.

The development of PM was as you say for higher density housing with traffic calming and reduction aims. it too ws a utopian pipedream when it was proposed. The FB development is much larger and has more potential to deliver. it can then service not just the PM and FB populations who can provide a stable year round base market but can then accommodate a larger MFC crowd for specific footy and social events. 

a combined administrative training base for MFC with entertainment facilities for a large population has some economic attraction. Theyre the same features of Caulfield

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9 hours ago, monoccular said:

The Caulfield Station itself needs some upgrades

True but unlikely.  You cant even change a light globe at Caulfield without going before the heritage committee.  (how they allowed electric trains i will never know)

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Once the new Metro tunnel opens, Caulfield Station will be even more easily accessible from other parts of Melbourne. Caulfield Station is fine as a destination station in its own right, needs upgrades as a transiting station though. It is the largest train station outside the inner city core and where the Cranbourne\Pakenham and Frankston Lines branch out. As far as PT and road links are concerned, Caufield is an A grade location. 

What I am curious about is where within the racecourse precinct would the Demons facilities be?

If they are at the Southern end then Glen Huntly Station and the 67 tram are probably the better transport options. Glen Huntly has a new train station that opened recently as part of the level crossing removals.

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1 hour ago, No. 31 said:

Once the new Metro tunnel opens, Caulfield Station will be even more easily accessible from other parts of Melbourne. Caulfield Station is fine as a destination station in its own right, needs upgrades as a transiting station though. It is the largest train station outside the inner city core and where the Cranbourne\Pakenham and Frankston Lines branch out. As far as PT and road links are concerned, Caufield is an A grade location. 

What I am curious about is where within the racecourse precinct would the Demons facilities be?

If they are at the Southern end then Glen Huntly Station and the 67 tram are probably the better transport options. Glen Huntly has a new train station that opened recently as part of the level crossing removals.

The Southern Neerim Road side and Western Kambrook Road side, where the stables were located, provide ample room for massive facilities. The inner car park area provides room for 2 ovals plus.

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Rumoured that the Lions will re-locate home games to Springfield while they rebuild the Gabba for the Olympic Games.

Will be interesting to see how that works. Not sure if it will be one season or two and then of course in the Olympics year I doubt we will see games at the Gabba post June so they can lay the running track

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9 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Rumoured that the Lions will re-locate home games to Springfield while they rebuild the Gabba for the Olympic Games.

Will be interesting to see how that works. Not sure if it will be one season or two and then of course in the Olympics year I doubt we will see games at the Gabba post June so they can lay the running track

i didn't think it was a rumour, i thought this was already confirmed?

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