redevelopment updates

The unique new Grandstand will be built on Wilson Street, as per the masterplan and Schedule 2 to the Special Use Zone and the MVRC are targeting delivery in Q3 2026.
The evolving Grandstand design is now envisaged to incorporate an amazing Clubhouse on the corner of Thomas and Wilson Streets with uninterrupted sweeping views to the Melbourne CBD. 
The Planning submission is anticipated to be lodged 2021 and MVRC will engage with the community through the detailed design phase. The existing Grandstand (and Legends) will remain operational until demolition after the 2024 Cox Plate.

The Infield is property in the centre of the track, which will remain owned, operated and managed by the Moonee Valley Racing Club. 
The Club in collaboration with Hamton and MVCC is currently focussed on non-racing future uses of the Infield for the benefit of local residents and the greater community. Whilst;

  • Infrastructure requirements through and within the Infield for redevelopment projects remain under review with some activities already commencing (trunk sewer).
  • The infrastructure requirements for racing operations i.e. track reconfiguration is also under review.

In August 2020, just ahead of the 100th running of the Cox Plate, the Moonee Valley Racing Club will deliver fully licenced café/ restaurant by refurbishing the historically significant Tote building in the new Tote Park.
The existing administration offices for MVRC will be demolished in January 2020 for this exciting project and staff will relocate temporarily in December 2019 to the Grandstand. 

The Childcare Centre officially opened its doors in June 2019 and is a notable heritage building, once home to the former Secretary of the Moonee Valley Racing Club. 
The MVRC funded the redevelopment, with full oversight on the refurbishment, and has secured a long term lease with Think Childcare (Nido Early Learning), with the capacity to care for up to 91 children.