Project Overview

The Caulfield Racecourse Reserve Trust is currently working to prepare a Land Management Plan that will guide the next ten years of activity on the Reserve and ensure a place for everyone, where it’s use can be maximised for the community’s needs.

The Caulfield Racecourse Reserve is one of the largest public open spaces within the southern metropolitan region of Melbourne and there has been significant community demand for greater access to the land in line with its three purposes of racing, recreation and as a public park.

In order to advance this historical and unique precinct into a dynamic, vibrant and welcoming community space, a long-term plan is required.

The Land Management Plan will address the promotion, management, use and development of the Reserve, and will be prepared in parallel with (and inform) the Caulfield Station Precinct plan. The background work and previous community consultation undertaken by the Victorian Planning Authority for the Caulfield Station Precinct will be considered in the development of the plan.

The plan will also be prepared in line with the long-term lease arrangements with the Melbourne Racing Club. As part of these arrangements, horse training at the Reserve will be relocated over a 5-year period resulting in increased community access, both in terms of the area of land available and times of day when it will be accessible for recreation and other activities.

Stakeholder and community input is vital to the future of the Reserve and the Land Management Plan is being undertaken with extensive and regular consultation.

Key Dates

In Progress

Feb 2020

Final Issues and Opportunities Paper

  • Final Issues and Opportunities Paper released

May 2020

Draft Land Management Plan developed

  • Seek input from Project Advisory Groups and other stakeholders (as appropriate

Jun 2020

Draft Land Management Plan consultation

  • Community consultation commences

Sep 2020

Preparation of final Land Management Plan

  • Analysis of feedback for finalisation of Land Management Plan
  • Presentation to Minister for final approval

Download Project Documents

Draft Issues and Opportunities Paper | November 2019

Our draft Issues and Opportunities Paper outlines the results of our community engagement to date and ideas, issues and opportunities for the future direction and development of the reserve.

Land Management Plan Information Pack | May 2019

Our Land Management Plan Information Pack outlines the Trust’s long-term vision for the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve, our project methodology and governance and key dates for developing the plan.