John Cain Memorial Park Feedback

We thank you for your feedback, we will now collate all the information provided and this will help us develop a master plan to benefit the community.

Background:

JCMP is home of the Darebin International Sports Centre (DISC) - Victoria's centre for lawn bowls, cycling and soccer. It is located at 281 Darebin Road, Thornbury and was designed in 2004 to provide lawn bowls, cycling and football (soccer) facilities for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. After this event, the plan was for the facility to contribute to the state’s major sporting facilities, maximise Victoria’s ability to attract high profile sporting events and provide the local community world-class sporting facilities.

This venue is one of the most significant multi-sport precincts in Melbourne and currently serves as a state home for Cycling Victoria, Football Federation Victoria (matches only) and Lawn Bowls Australia, as well as Darebin’s only National Premier League club, the Northcote City Soccer Club.

The current master plan for this sporting precinct was adopted in 2008. A number of changes to users, sporting trends and facility use have occurred since this time and a renewed master plan that reflects current and future trends and opportunities for the site is required. The purpose of the master plan is to investigate opportunities to improve current sporting at JCMP; identify the future needs and development opportunities for the precinct including additional sporting and leisure options; and ensuring local sporting needs are considered.

In September 2015 Council voted unanimously for a new multi-sport stadium (MSS) to be built at JCMP. Therefore this master plan must also consider the development and integration of this new sporting facility and future impacts on operations at the site.

Access the full draft John Cain Memorial Park Master Plan in the document library on the right column of this page.

Please email leisure@darebin.vic.gov.au if you have any further questions or queries.

We thank you for your feedback, we will now collate all the information provided and this will help us develop a master plan to benefit the community.

Background:

JCMP is home of the Darebin International Sports Centre (DISC) - Victoria's centre for lawn bowls, cycling and soccer. It is located at 281 Darebin Road, Thornbury and was designed in 2004 to provide lawn bowls, cycling and football (soccer) facilities for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. After this event, the plan was for the facility to contribute to the state’s major sporting facilities, maximise Victoria’s ability to attract high profile sporting events and provide the local community world-class sporting facilities.

This venue is one of the most significant multi-sport precincts in Melbourne and currently serves as a state home for Cycling Victoria, Football Federation Victoria (matches only) and Lawn Bowls Australia, as well as Darebin’s only National Premier League club, the Northcote City Soccer Club.

The current master plan for this sporting precinct was adopted in 2008. A number of changes to users, sporting trends and facility use have occurred since this time and a renewed master plan that reflects current and future trends and opportunities for the site is required. The purpose of the master plan is to investigate opportunities to improve current sporting at JCMP; identify the future needs and development opportunities for the precinct including additional sporting and leisure options; and ensuring local sporting needs are considered.

In September 2015 Council voted unanimously for a new multi-sport stadium (MSS) to be built at JCMP. Therefore this master plan must also consider the development and integration of this new sporting facility and future impacts on operations at the site.

Access the full draft John Cain Memorial Park Master Plan in the document library on the right column of this page.

Please email leisure@darebin.vic.gov.au if you have any further questions or queries.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

  • Thank you for your response. You state that the Clarendon st car park entrance will only be open on match days...every weekend???? You have still not answered my question as to why the car park cannot be accessed from the start of the street? Ds.H.E.

    Ds.H.E asked about 2 years ago

    Hi

    The Clarendon st car park entrance will be primarily used by Northcote City Football Club and all other users of the precinct will be directed to the main entrance on Darebin Rd. Thank you for the feedback on the entrance point to the car park, we will take this back to the design team to discuss the option of accessing the car park from the beginning of Clarendon st, at the Station st end.

    Thanks Gabrielle

  • How much is this whole thing costing ratepayers? I saw in the Herald Sun that some funding was received externally?

    Bigkid asked about 2 years ago

    Hi

    Thank you for your enquiry, the multi sports stadium will cost approximately $16.1 million with the overall cost of the John Cain Memorial Park upgrade to be estimated at $25 million. 

    Darebin Council will contribute $6.5 million, with further funding sourced from the State Government grants program.

    Warm regards

    Gabrielle

  • Will there by any measures put in place to ensure that rubbish is cleaned up? There area often is highly littered already and this will only get worse with more people attending the area.

    GraceC asked about 2 years ago

    Hi Grace

    We will be working closely with the enviroment and sustainability team to ensure the improvements proposed at John Cain Memorial Park will overcome the rubbish and littering issues the area has had in the past.

    Warm regards

    Gabrielle

     

  • The masterplan indicates that the access road that currently runs from Darebin Rd to Clarendon St. is discontinued. Entrance to the Clarendon St car park will be via Clarendon St. The drawing implies that the car park will be accessed from the entrance towards the end of Clarendon St. There is an entrance from the start of Clarendon St (just after entering from Station St) , which is currently blocked off with boulders. As a resident of Clarendon St, I do not understand why cars need to drive all the way down our street to enter the car park. Why can they not enter from the start of the street? What is the reasoning behind this please.? Your Masterplan foresees 800 cars accessing the precinct, you can appreciate my concern then at the increase in traffic thoroughfare down my street. Ds.H.E.

    Ds.H.E asked about 2 years ago

    Thank you for your feedback on the proposed parking and access arrangements for the precinct, we understand the concern you have regarding the proposed changes. The discontinuation of the road has been proposed to permanently remove the existing rat-running issue that is happening through the site. The Clarendon St entrance will not be the main entry point and will only be open on match days. The majority of traffic will enter via the Darebin Road entrance, which will be moved to align with the intersection at the corner of Darebin Road and Sparks Avenue.

    Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.

    Thanks Gabrielle