Vision adopted for Windy Hill

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Over the course of 2019 we have reached out to thousands of residents, community groups and other key stakeholders and encouraged them to share their vision for the future of Windy Hill. We heard overwhelmingly that we need to:

  • Acknowledge the history of this iconic venue
  • Retain the sporting function for the cultural and social heritage it represents, and the opportunities it creates for “a healthy city”
  • Improve the existing infrastructure and amenity to create a welcoming user experience for all.

Council, at its ordinary meeting of Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 endorsed the vision and principles for Windy Hill as an agreed position on the future of this iconic space from the community and stakeholders.

The endorsed vision is for Windy Hill to:

  • have its former glory restored, and be a place where people are proud to play, stay and remember
  • be a centre of health and wellbeing, with quality opportunities for sport, recreation, leisure, events and lifelong learning
  • be a place to celebrate and foster Aboriginal culture and recognise the special connection to Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung of the Kulin Nation, and reconciliation from marngrook to now
  • be a culturally and socially rich precinct that acknowledges the past
  • be a renowned champion of gender equity
  • be a vibrant, safe, welcoming and inviting space featuring high-quality open space and landscapes with green vegetation and trees
  • feature high-quality sustainable architecture and design with innovative technology
  • feel like a seamless park within the Essendon neighbourhood where access by walking, cycling or public transport is the easy safe option
  • provide an opportunity for community, prevention-focused partnerships to flourish.

To view the full vision document, click HERE

Over the course of 2019 we have reached out to thousands of residents, community groups and other key stakeholders and encouraged them to share their vision for the future of Windy Hill. We heard overwhelmingly that we need to:

  • Acknowledge the history of this iconic venue
  • Retain the sporting function for the cultural and social heritage it represents, and the opportunities it creates for “a healthy city”
  • Improve the existing infrastructure and amenity to create a welcoming user experience for all.

Council, at its ordinary meeting of Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 endorsed the vision and principles for Windy Hill as an agreed position on the future of this iconic space from the community and stakeholders.

The endorsed vision is for Windy Hill to:

  • have its former glory restored, and be a place where people are proud to play, stay and remember
  • be a centre of health and wellbeing, with quality opportunities for sport, recreation, leisure, events and lifelong learning
  • be a place to celebrate and foster Aboriginal culture and recognise the special connection to Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung of the Kulin Nation, and reconciliation from marngrook to now
  • be a culturally and socially rich precinct that acknowledges the past
  • be a renowned champion of gender equity
  • be a vibrant, safe, welcoming and inviting space featuring high-quality open space and landscapes with green vegetation and trees
  • feature high-quality sustainable architecture and design with innovative technology
  • feel like a seamless park within the Essendon neighbourhood where access by walking, cycling or public transport is the easy safe option
  • provide an opportunity for community, prevention-focused partnerships to flourish.

To view the full vision document, click HERE