Monday, February 28, 2011

Caulfield Racecourse- motion passed

At last Tuesday's 22nd Feb meeting Council unanimously passsed the following motion;

Council’s vision for the Crown Land known as the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve be codified so that the State Government has a clear and unambiguous picture of how Council envisions the land to be shared between the uses of a racecourse, a public recreation ground and a public park, as follows.

1-That the opaque fences be replaced by palisade fencing as soon as possible;
2-That the centre of the circumferential training tracks be fenced off and the general public be given exclusive and unrestricted access via the tunnel from Glen Eira Road to this entire area;
3-That the MRC landscape this area to plans and specifications to be agreed with Council, but which will include sporting ovals, areas for passive use, change areas and toilets;
4-That a firm timetable be set for the expeditious removal of horse training from the CRR so the Crown Land used for training can be made progressively available for unrestricted public use.
5-Aside from the tunnel, further public access should be provided to the new public park.
6-No car parking is permitted in the new park area other than for users of that facility.
7. That the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve be administered by an Independent Caulfield Racecourse Reserve Trust not dominated by any one group.

I was very pleased to support this motion moved and seconded by Crs Penhalluriack and Forge and viewed it as an important step forward in resolving the present inequitable situation

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