There has never been a more exciting time to live in Essendon and be part of history. With the recently unveiled plans of The Valley’s redevelopment, this community is going to be a hive of activity, change and excitement.
The scale and ambition of this project is unparalleled. The Valley of Tomorrow will respect the great heritage of Essendon whilst creating a wonderful new environment for all to enjoy.
The Valley precinct redevelopment is the result of nearly a decade of meticulous planning by Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) in consultation with the community, State Government of Victoria, Moonee Valley City Council, Racing Victoria, the Victorian racing industry and MVRC members.
The Moonee Valley Racecourse is under development with the shortening of the track to 1702m and the iconic homestraight will be extended from 173m to 317m. The redevelopment also gives the club the option to stage 35 meetings a year with the capacity for an increased number of starters in each race. Even more thrilling is the construction of a new world class, multi-function Grandstand on Wilson Street which will rival any sporting arena in Australia. The races is an opportunity to get together with family and friends, or even just to enjoy oneself for an evening submerged in laughter and sportsmanship.
However, this project goes much further than that just of the racecourse. There will be the creation of public art spaces, community facilities and a brand new 3000 square metre park created. In conjunction with this is the development of a cinema where you can relax and enjoy an evening at the movies.
The essence of the redevelopment really is underpinned by that of the community. After all, your home is not just your dwelling, but the area in which you reside. It is your community. It is where you belong. Our interests, motivation, health and happiness are inextricably tied to the feeling that we belong to a greater community that may share common interests and aspirations.
The Vision for The Valley will create a vibrant new lifestyle, sporting, residential and destination precinct that will deliver a wealth of community benefits for generations to come. Be a part of it.