Andrews Govt Announces Members To Manage Caulfield Racecourse Reserve

Andrews Govt Announces Members To Manage Caulfield Racecourse Reserve

Victoria Minister for Suburban Development Lily D’Ambrosio

New Chapter For The Caulfield Racecourse Reserve

Victor P Taffa

Andrews Government has announced the members of a new independent body to manage the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve.

“Caulfield Racecourse Reserve provides an unprecedented opportunity for community recreation and public space in Melbourne’s inner south-east.” Minister for Suburban Development Lily D’Ambrosio said.

“I congratulate the trustees on their appointments and I know that we have the right mix of skills and experience to manage this iconic piece of public land.”

Caulfield Trust will focus on improving public access and use of the Reserve, while ensuring the Caulfield Racecourse continues to be one of Australia’s premier racing facilities.

In September 2017 on the recommendation of a bipartisan working group legislation was introduced to establish a transparent and modern governance model for the Reserve.

Caulfield Trust will be chaired by Mr. Sam Almaliki and comprise 6 other members, who bring a diverse range of experience in land management, planning, business administration and community participation.

Mr. Almaliki is a commissioner on the Victorian Multicultural Commission, former head of community engagement at Cricket Australia and a business leader with expertise in sporting, corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

Members appointed to the Caulfield Trust includes:

  • Danni Addison,
  • Greg Sword,
  • Peter Watkinson,
  • Joanne Butterworth-Gray,
  • Julie Busch,
  • David Mandel.

Caulfield Trust comes into effect from 1 August and will work with the Victorian Planning Authority, Glen Eira City Council and Stonnington City Council to build on previous engagement with the community.

“Today marks the beginning of a new chapter for the iconic Caulfield Racecourse Reserve.” Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos said.

“New Trust is charged with managing Caulfield Racecourse Reserve as a place for everyone residents, racing enthusiasts, and community groups to ensure our community is getting the most out of it.”

An evening meet and greet event will be held on 9 August with a range of stakeholders to hear about the community’s priorities.