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.

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