The MVRC is not closing its door due to the commencement of our redevelopment activities. We can assure our stakeholders, its business as usual until November 2024. That’s 5 years away! The MVRC will then be closing for an interim period to facilitate development of the new grandstand & track, reopening again in 2026 with an amazing new grandstand, track and racing facilities!
For now, there will be minimal disruption as early works get underway to deliver the new residential town homes.
Luke Kinniburgh, GM of Hospitality commented:” It’s business as usual for the team and we have some great packages and event spaces still available for Christmas and into the New Year”.
Members and visitors are advised there is ample car parking in the float carpark and the centre of the track for the redevelopment period.
The state of the art new Grandstand will be built on Wilson Street as per the masterplan which responds to the Special Use Zoning of the land with delivery programmed for 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.
MVRC will engage with the community through the detailed design phase with the planning submission anticipated to be lodged in 2021. The existing Grandstand (and Legends) will remain operational until demolition commences after the 2024 Cox Plate.
The land located in the centre of the track referred to as the Infield, will remain owned, operated and managed by the Moonee Valley Racing Club. This area of the racecourse is only utilised for racing events and larger non racing events when required. As part of the redevelopment MVRC in collaboration with its development partner and Moonee Valley City Council is looking to activate the Infield year round for non-racing future uses for the benefit of local residents and the greater community.
Infrastructure requirements through and within the Infield to service the redevelopment of the area remains under review with some core activities already commencing on site (trunk sewer). The infrastructure requirements for racing operations i.e. track reconfiguration is in the concept design stage with the detailed design process to commence on 2020.
Ahead of the 100th running of the Cox Plate, the Moonee Valley Racing Club will deliver a fully licenced café/ restaurant when it refurbishes and brings to life the historically significant Tote building in the new Tote Park in Q3 2020.
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 for an interim period.
The Childcare Centre officially opened its doors in June 2019 in the notable heritage building on the corner of McPherson & Thomas Streets once home to the former Secretary of the Moonee Valley Racing Club.
The MVRC funded the childcare centres 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.