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6 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Meanwhile at Tax Payer Funded Park.

 

Just in time after the state Government announced major budget cuts for everything, except the sacrosanct Footy club that stands for regional VIC right? 🤷🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

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4 hours ago, Demonland said:

Meanwhile at Tax Payer Funded Park.

 

Any danger that these clowns could fund something themselves  ?

 

As far as I'm concerned the only appropriate use of government funding for Geelong would be to build a decent bypass around so none of us need to enter the bloody joint. 

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14 minutes ago, Go the Biff said:

Any danger that these clowns could fund something themselves  ?

 

As far as I'm concerned the only appropriate use of government funding for Geelong would be to build a decent bypass around so none of us need to enter the bloody joint. 

Ummm...

Though you can still see the gaudy (government funded) floodlight towers.

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1 hour ago, Go the Biff said:

Any danger that these clowns could fund something themselves  ?

Must say that was the first thing that came to mind. The scoreboard doubles as an advertising billboard so why should taxpayers foot the bill.

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1 hour ago, Go the Biff said:

Any danger that these clowns could fund something themselves  ?

 

As far as I'm concerned the only appropriate use of government funding for Geelong would be to build a decent bypass around so none of us need to enter the bloody joint. 

Has Jeeelong ever paid for anything itself 

FFS😡

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I'm sure Todd from Barwon Heads will be happy with more taxpayer $$$ for that dump of a stadium.

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The upgrade at Casey Field was funded to the tune of $5mill by the State Government and look at the positive outcome for the local community. Watch when we need funds for Caulfield there will be zilch. Four million could go to improving the ambulance system, health system, education system I could go on but no it goes to a safe Labor seat and only benefits the Geelong Football Club who already makes millions from benefits afforded to the Club by the State Government.. 

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On 08/05/2024 at 17:44, Longsufferingnomore said:

The upgrade at Casey Field was funded to the tune of $5mill by the State Government and look at the positive outcome for the local community. Watch when we need funds for Caulfield there will be zilch. Four million could go to improving the ambulance system, health system, education system I could go on but no it goes to a safe Labor seat and only benefits the Geelong Football Club who already makes millions from benefits afforded to the Club by the State Government.. 

the 4.1 mill new scoreboard

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It seems that football ovals in the middle of race course is the new thing.

AFL heavyweights have expressed an interest in building ovals and change room facilities in the centre of Moonee Valley racecourse under a long-term lease agreement.

Such a development could provide a high-performance centre for umpires, act as a training base for visiting interstate teams and help service the sport’s growing demands at suburban level.

Several sporting organisations – including soccer, rugby and a golf driving range company – were all looking to lodge submissions with Moonee Valley Racing Club as part of an expression of interest process to utilise the course’s infield. Submissions closed last Friday.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/afl-off-to-the-races-league-could-build-ovals-in-middle-of-moonee-valley-20240514-p5jdhb.html

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18 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

It seems that football ovals in the middle of race course is the new thing.

AFL heavyweights have expressed an interest in building ovals and change room facilities in the centre of Moonee Valley racecourse under a long-term lease agreement.

Such a development could provide a high-performance centre for umpires, act as a training base for visiting interstate teams and help service the sport’s growing demands at suburban level.

Several sporting organisations – including soccer, rugby and a golf driving range company – were all looking to lodge submissions with Moonee Valley Racing Club as part of an expression of interest process to utilise the course’s infield. Submissions closed last Friday.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/afl-off-to-the-races-league-could-build-ovals-in-middle-of-moonee-valley-20240514-p5jdhb.html

I thought they were turning the middle of MVRC into a [censored] load of crappy apartments?

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2 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

I thought they were turning the middle of MVRC into a [censored] load of crappy apartments?

No, its the western side of the racecourse for the apartments.

No apartments inside the track, as it would obscure the racing.

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

It seems that football ovals in the middle of race course is the new thing.

AFL heavyweights have expressed an interest in building ovals and change room facilities in the centre of Moonee Valley racecourse under a long-term lease agreement.

Such a development could provide a high-performance centre for umpires, act as a training base for visiting interstate teams and help service the sport’s growing demands at suburban level.

Several sporting organisations – including soccer, rugby and a golf driving range company – were all looking to lodge submissions with Moonee Valley Racing Club as part of an expression of interest process to utilise the course’s infield. Submissions closed last Friday.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/afl-off-to-the-races-league-could-build-ovals-in-middle-of-moonee-valley-20240514-p5jdhb.html

what impact do you think, if any, on our project? 

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4 hours ago, Redleg said:

No, its the western side of the racecourse for the apartments.

No apartments inside the track, as it would obscure the racing.

Huh? The western side is the grandstand. Not sure how they'd fit ovals in the middle 

Forgive my ignorance, Red. I spent many years in the past living in the area but have never been to MV racecourse. Watching animals being flogged isn't my bag

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3 hours ago, Wells 11 said:

what impact do you think, if any, on our project? 

Should make it easier if anything assuming no massive community backlash.

Our issue is oval exclusivity (even modified exclusivity). This proposal will include a degree of exclusivity so as a community softener it's good for us.

Of course MFCSS suggests that we could become the AFL's sacrificial lamb.

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12 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Huh? The western side is the grandstand. Not sure how they'd fit ovals in the middle 

Forgive my ignorance, Red. I spent many years in the past living in the area but have never been to MV racecourse. Watching animals being flogged isn't my bag

Behind the grandstand is where the apartments are going. A new grandstand is being built in front of the new longer straight on the Northern side.

Not getting into an argument about horse racing, but I can assure you they are among the best cared for animals on earth.

A 550 kg horse, hit with a three by one inch piece of flexible soft leather, a few restricted times, on its flank, does not hurt the horse. Most of the time the jockey is waving the whip and not actually using it.

If it did hurt the horse, you would see them react, like shying, bucking etc.

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22 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Not getting into an argument about horse racing, but I can assure you they are among the best cared for animals on earth

Except when they break a leg and get killed 

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47 minutes ago, greenwaves said:

Except when they break a leg and get killed 

Yes that's true.

168 horses died from racing injuries in the last year and that was the highest in many years.

It would be great if that number was zero.

There were over 19000 races in Australia last year averaging 12 - 14 starters.

Lets say 13 by 19000 = 247000 horses raced.

That is 1 death in 1470 starters.

That is a far lower rate, than horses who die from non related racing injuries, like a paddock incident.

Other animals like dogs for example, die from a myriad of causes, even run over by cars in large numbers.

Other animals are bred to be food for humans, not really great lives.

I would say racehorses are generally treated exceptionally well, compared to some other animals.

Unfortunately humans die in sports too.

There were 913 deaths in organised sports, with 89% being male In Australia last year.

Should we ban all sport and breeding of all animals?

 

PS: Now back to the thread, training grounds.

 

 

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