Yarraville locals join Malibenon Council over proposed stadium in MacIver Preserve

“We don’t have a lot of space. Somewhere,” she said.


Libby said the council’s stadium strategy dictates that the facility can have up to six courts and 320 parking lots. She said a stadium of that size would require about 14,000 square meters of space and would be the size of about 30 houses.

“There are so many parks gone. And there are very few real parks left,” she said.

The council says McIver Reserve’s indoor stadium is “just an idea, not a proposal” and is gathering feedback from those who use the park before making any further decisions.

At a city council meeting this week, Mariveenon City Chief Executive Celia Haddock said nothing had been decided on the design or location of the stadium.


“I reiterate that no decision has yet been made on the McIver Reserve. The council is simply looking into it as an option,” she said.

However, Libby said she believes there is more going on behind the scenes than the council is willing to reveal.

she emphasized the opposite Melbourne Victory plans to build football academy Footscray Park and The Story of Yarravil ‘Arab Spring’ Parking Meters As another example of poor consultation by the Council.

“They’re not high schoolers cramming for exams trying to pull it out at the last minute,” she said.


“They haven’t been transparent about so many things, so the community has little confidence in coming together with us as to what’s really going on.”

Barbara Hart, who has lived in a house overlooking the park for 16 years, said she was worried.

“Why don’t they look at the decommissioned industrial sites in the area? There are a lot of them and the council could be looking at buying such land,” she said. rice field.

“We all agree that we need more basketball and netball courts, but we must not sacrifice green space.”

Another resident, Kylie Michelle, said the COVID-19 lockdown has shown the importance of having open spaces near where you live.

Western suburbs are often perceived as areas lacking trees and green space, she said.

“It’s such a beautiful space, but we know it can be lost forever once it’s taken away,” she said.

An online community forum to discuss the McIvor Reserve master plan will be hosted by Maribyrnong City Council on August 8th.

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Yarraville locals join Malibenon Council over proposed stadium in MacIver Preserve

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