Tract continues to assist the Moonee Valley Race Club in the delivery of its vision to create the Valley of Tomorrow.
Based on the initial master planning work undertaken by Tract, we now assist the development consortium comprising of MVRC/Hamton/Hostplus with our planning and landscape architecture services.
Tract plays a key role to obtain the stage permit approvals for the project and our landscape architecture team is assisting the JV in the overall landscape master planning and development vision for the site.
The Moonee Valley Racecourse is located within the Moonee Ponds Principal Activity Centre approximately 7km north-west of Melbourne’s CBD.
Moonee Valley Racecourse has been the site of horse racing in Melbourne for over 100 years and is home to the premier weight-for-age race of Australasia, the annual W. S. Cox Plate. The Moonee Valley Racecourse was the first Australian metropolitan racetrack to conduct night racing and is considered to be the most appealing spectator racecourse in Melbourne.
The Moonee Valley Racing Club (the Club) has a long and proud history and seeks to ensure the long term viability of horse racing in Moonee Ponds by widening and realigning the racetrack and modernising racing facilities.
In doing this, a significant and rare opportunity to provide for sensitive large scale urban renewal within a designated Principal Activity Centre has emerged.
The redevelopment of the racecourse will be one of Melbourne’s largest urban renewal projects upon completion.
With the realignment of the race track and the building of a new Grandstand the project has the capacity to deliver in the Activity Centre approximately 2000 new dwellings, high quality retail and entertainment facilities and new parklands to the community.
The Valley of Tomorrow will deliver a new sporting, living, working and entertainment precinct in Melbourne. Tract is pleased to continue to assist the JV consortium with the delivery of this Vision.