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

Consultation has concluded
  • EDFL Grand Final this Saturday

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    18 Sep 2019

    EDFL Grand Final this Saturday

    The Essendon District Football League (EDFL) is holding three premier division grand finals at Windy Hill this Saturday.

    The community is encouraged to get down to the ground and see the undefeated Keilor looking to get revenge against Aberfeldie in a replay of last years Premier Division Grand Final at 2.15pm. Earlier in the day Aberfeldie take on Avondale Heights in the Under 19s from 9.30am, Aberfeldie play Keilor in the Reserves at 11.40am, and then the main event between Keilor and Aberfeldie at 2.15pm in the Premier Division Grand Final.

    We’ll also be at the event so feel free to have a chat with one of our officers about the Imagine Windy Hill project and draft vision or grab a copy of the vision summary.

    Find full details on EDFL’s website.


  • Free Pop-Up Cinema for Disney's Brave at 7:30pm tonight on Windy Hill oval

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    22 Mar 2019

    Come down and talk to us about the future of Windy Hill tonight.

    Make sure you join us, Essendon VFL, Essendon VFLW and Essendon Cricket Club at the Pop up cinema at Windy Hill. Visit the croquet and bowls club, wander around the grandstand, have a feed and then grab your picnic rug and join us for a free moonlight movie screening of Disney’s Brave tonight Friday March 22!

    Activities start from 5:30pm and the movie from 7:30pm.


  • Neighbourhood Advisory Group - Expression of Interest NOW CLOSED

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    18 Jan 2019

    Expressions of interest for the Community Reference Group have now closed.

    We have been overwhelmed by the quality of applications and interested people for this opportunity despite the limited spots available. Nominations are currently being reviewed and applicants will be contacted regarding their nomination.

    Note:
    Council is aware that for some people nearby Windy Hill, letters only made it to letter boxes two days before the closure of this group on February 10. We had originally mailed out to local residents an invitation in December. It was then identified this distribution was well short of the desired catchment and so a follow up letter was prepared in late January. Due to delays these did not make it to letterboxes until February 8. Council apologises for these errors. It should be noted we had placed links to the project page through MVCC Facebook in December and again in early February and the Valley View magazine in early February.

    Please be aware that this is one mechanism to be involved and there will be multiple opportunities for the community to have a say on the progress of the project so hit the follow button on the main project page for key updates.