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MRC Asks for Sandown to Be Rezoned
The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) has announced it will ask for its freehold land at Caulfield and Sandown racehorses to be rezoned from Special use to Comprehensive Development zones, reports dandenong.starcommunity.com.au. The MRC stated that Caulfield includes a $300m vision for a world-class racing experience. MRC racing and membership executive director Jake Norton said, "All current activities at Sandown, including use of the car racing track, remain as is. If the MRC wish to make any changes to usage at Sandown, it would require consultation with the State Government, Racing Victoria and ultimately support from the MRC membership. I wouldn't want to guess what the future use of the land will be." The Sandown Grandstand was heritage listed in April 2019, according to Victoria's Heritage Council. Last year, Star News reported the MRC had presented concept plans and technical information for the "future opportunity" to the council. At the time, MRC member and former Greater Dandenong mayor Peter Brown said the concept included a mix of high-rise apartments, town houses, homes, a medical centre and shops.