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I assume most will have recieved this    but this bit was most interesting

 

  1. OUR FACILITIES • Finish construction of high-performance facility at Casey Fields • Start construction of new Melbourne home base facility
    We have finished the construction of our high-performance facility at Casey Fields, including a recent $8 million upgrade of the AFL and AFLW facility, which has been timely given the impact of COVID-19 and training at a shared facility in AAMI Park.
  • Currently our football program is based at AAMI Park, while our administration is based at several points within the MCG.
  • Our vision is to bring together the entire club for the first time in recent history, based within the MCG local precinct.
  • This means the football program, administration and social club are all in the one hub.
  • We need to provide our men’s and women’s teams with the same elite training facilities that every other AFL club currently enjoys.
  • We need to create a Members Social Club within walking distance of the MCG.  
  • For the first time, the State Government are funding a feasibility project involving State Government, the AFL and MFC to explore all possible options within the inner-city MCG local precinct.

 

Now I will go back and read it all. 

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2 minutes ago, 640MD said:

I assume most will have recieved this    but this bit was most interesting

 

  1. OUR FACILITIES • Finish construction of high-performance facility at Casey Fields • Start construction of new Melbourne home base facility
    We have finished the construction of our high-performance facility at Casey Fields, including a recent $8 million upgrade of the AFL and AFLW facility, which has been timely given the impact of COVID-19 and training at a shared facility in AAMI Park.
  • Currently our football program is based at AAMI Park, while our administration is based at several points within the MCG.
  • Our vision is to bring together the entire club for the first time in recent history, based within the MCG local precinct.
  • This means the football program, administration and social club are all in the one hub.
  • We need to provide our men’s and women’s teams with the same elite training facilities that every other AFL club currently enjoys.
  • We need to create a Members Social Club within walking distance of the MCG.  
  • For the first time, the State Government are funding a feasibility project involving State Government, the AFL and MFC to explore all possible options within the inner-city MCG local precinct.

 

Now I will go back and read it all. 

But where shall it be...??

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16 minutes ago, 640MD said:

For the first time, the State Government are funding a feasibility project involving State Government, the AFL and MFC to explore all possible options within the inner-city MCG local precinct.

I'm not an expert on these kind of things, but this bit seems like sensational news. Progress finally!

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The only place it can be is the current training oval with an indoor facility/offices and Social space over the existing outside carpark.  The greens will not let us develop any land in the park lands surrounding the MCG.  The club won't want to move outside the Olympic Park/MCG precinct, the study will be the best location at Gosch's paddock , that is why the clubs line has been that the oval is smaller than MCG.

 

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37 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

I'm not an expert on these kind of things, but this bit seems like sensational news. Progress finally!

Not too sure about progress.  At the December 2019 Fan Forum they said a working party had been set up with the State Government to explore site options.  Maybe the funding part is new but not the working party.  So its hard to tell how much progress has been made this year.  Having said that it is understandable if it has been slow because of covid lockdowns.

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I'm inclined to make a change on the board.

This comes from not knowing any of the current board or the new candidate.

I think like he did with the team & coach last season, it's time for Bartlett to get a kick up the a...

Now you will not find a more thorough case than that anywhere.

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8 minutes ago, rjay said:

I'm inclined to make a change on the board.

This comes from not knowing any of the current board or the new candidate.

I think like he did with the team & coach last season, it's time for Bartlett to get a kick up the a...

Now you will not find a more thorough case than that anywhere.

I voted for new guy but I doubt he will get in. MFC member are a fairly conservative lot. 

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11 minutes ago, old dee said:

I voted for new guy but I doubt he will get in. MFC member are a fairly conservative lot. 

Bartlett's letter didn't give us much info about his background which is a bit disappointing.  Hard for people to assess him.

How do you vote, od.  The email I received didn't have a voting form attached.

I would imagine Bartlett and co would be out garnering 'proxies', assuming they are allowed.

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1 hour ago, Lord Nev said:

I'm not an expert on these kind of things, but this bit seems like sensational news. Progress finally!

Lord Nev, this information was reported months ago. Someone might be able to confirm but from memory it was discussed in the members forum.

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Nothing new here.

What I would like to know is when the feasibility study is due to be finished and the site announced.

Either we get agreement from all stakeholders and commence construction or agreement can’t be reached and we move on to plan B. We can’t keep going around in circles.

I’m prepared to give Bartlett and the Board until the end of this season to have the plans finalised and a date confirmed to start the build otherwise he has to step aside and give someone else a go.

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28 minutes ago, rjay said:

I think like he did with the team & coach last season, it's time for Bartlett to get a kick up the a...

I'm neither a fan or a critic of Bartlett but I loved his best and fairest speech (via video)

Was rightfully snaky about missing finals and reminded the players numerous times about how unacceptable it was missing finals YET AGAIN! Was good to hear.

I think the party's over for a few if we miss finals again this year (including Bartlett himself)

 

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14 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Bartlett's letter didn't give us much info about his background which is a bit disappointing.  Hard for people to assess him.

How do you vote, od.  The email I received didn't have a voting form attached.

I would imagine Bartlett and co would be out garnering 'proxies', assuming they are allowed.

Should get the voting stuff in the mail.

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13 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Bartlett's letter didn't give us much info about his background which is a bit disappointing.  Hard for people to assess him.

How do you vote, od.  The email I received didn't have a voting form attached.

I would imagine Bartlett and co would be out garnering 'proxies', assuming they are allowed.

The info regarding the candidates was contained in election pack which I received in yesterday's mail.

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1 hour ago, drdrake said:

The only place it can be is the current training oval with an indoor facility/offices and Social space over the existing outside carpark.  The greens will not let us develop any land in the park lands surrounding the MCG.  The club won't want to move outside the Olympic Park/MCG precinct, the study will be the best location at Gosch's paddock , that is why the clubs line has been that the oval is smaller than MCG.

 

It certainly looks like Gosch’s Paddock will be revamped into our home. 
Makes Sense...

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49 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Bartlett's letter didn't give us much info about his background which is a bit disappointing.  Hard for people to assess him.

How do you vote, od.  The email I received didn't have a voting form attached.

I would imagine Bartlett and co would be out garnering 'proxies', assuming they are allowed.

I received voting forms etc yesterday via post. It has a brief summery about each candidate.  Mailed it back this morning. 

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23 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

It certainly looks like Gosch’s Paddock will be revamped into our home. 
Makes Sense...

I think the option list Is 1 SWYL 

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54 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

who uses mail in this day and age

Doubt that an MFC election would be a big target for Russian hackers 😎

Requirement under Corporations Act when club doesn't have an email address.  Members who have not provided one to the club actually cost the club tens of thousands each year.  I think there were 9K last year when volunteers posted out notification of the Annual meeting. 

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49 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

It certainly looks like Gosch’s Paddock will be revamped into our home. 
Makes Sense...

The Paddock and conservative surrounds may be too small, sadly. Not much to build upon in terms of a stadium and environs/needs. However, the plans would possibly include a footbridge across from the Richmond station and a walkway from Jolimont. It is not a great distance from reliable transport, some parking and road access. On footy days, it would need heavily-manned police, traffic and co-ordination. 

Shame we cannot have the 'G ... yet Casey Fields has been a good return. Shame that Casey is so far from the city and inner suburbs, too. Are we destined to take second or third best options since the 'G has been drawn and quartered between more influential clubs 'sharing' with the MFC? I truly wonder what the Board might have in mind. If we leave the 'G, there goes a link to heritage, identity and the historical base of Aussie Rules, itself. 

 

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Nothing new on the facilities.

The board thing is the most interesting.

I thought the new Directors were filling casual vacancies and there wouldn’t be an election? Now there is one?

The lengthy explanation on how they recruit and approve Directors was very interesting, but also had a thou doth protest too much vibe to it.

If they’ve clearly selected the right individuals why are they worried about one independent challenger?

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2 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

It certainly looks like Gosch’s Paddock will be revamped into our home. 
Makes Sense...

If we win a flag with that as our home based we could rename it the Golly Gosh.

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4 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

I'm not an expert on these kind of things, but this bit seems like sensational news. Progress finally!

If you recall PJ spent over $420,000 on a feasibility study for Yarra Park which proved to have never been a possibility. That was reported in 2018. 

Apparently it's taken two years of hard lobbying to get the State Govt and all stakeholders on board just to do a feasibility study. That's great news in that they haven't rejected us outright but the feasibility study could end up saying there is no where in the precinct that is suitable. Who knows what they look in to. I assume it will have to have some degree of community facilities to get Govt funding. So it's probably not just the site but also a lot of other considerations. Also have no idea what next steps would be if the report is positive. Does the Club then have to set about getting funding from various Govt's and stakeholders etc. I'd say there's a long way to go. 

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Wow this is slow progress.

So we have been looking for options for the past few years and the progress we have made is to get the state government to 'look' too.

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