DMR Redevelopment – Member Update
Caulfield Little Athletics Centre (CLAC) Season 2017/18
Welcome everyone to the latest update from Caulfield#56. It’s an exciting time with the summer season fast approaching we are only a little over 5 weeks away from starting! The great news is the committee, in working with the Glen Eira Council and State Members of Parliament, has been successful in keeping Duncan Mackinnon Reserve (DMR) open until the Moorabbin track redevelopment is finished. For us, this means we can stay at DMR for the start of the summer athletics season.
As noted last season the council announced the resurfacing of the athletics track at DMR later this year. The project is scheduled to take 19 weeks and the CLAC Committee has worked tirelessly over the winter with the Council and State Government to negotiate a start date that will benefit everyone. The good news for our club is the athletics track redevelopment is now scheduled to start mid-November and is expected to be completed by April 2018. In the end, Caulfield LAC we will end up with one of Victoria’s best athletic facilities.
The impact to our centre is that the construction will commence during the Little Athletic Season requiring CLAC to find a new venue for our competitions and training for part of the 2017/18 season. After assessing all options available to us, your committee believes that the best option for our club is to use Moorabbin’s athletics track when ours becomes unavailable. Given Moorabbin LAC compete on Friday evenings we will have exclusive Saturday morning use and we would still be able to run our excellent mid-week training program at a venue close to DMR and our members. To complicate matters somewhat Kingston Council is also redeveloping Moorabbin’s track with building works already under way. This project is scheduled to be finished by November.
The Committee believe this would provide Caulfield LAC with the best solution for running a successful 2017/18 summer season conducted over a combination of Duncan McKinnon Reserve (Sept-Nov) and Moorabbin (Dec-Mar) whilst maintaining a normal Saturday morning schedule and our full coaching program. Final preparations are being completed by the Committee to plan out the season calendar and competition requirements for the upcoming athletics season with all necessary information being posted on our website.
Registrations for the 2017-18 Season are scheduled to open on Monday the 21st August 2017. At this time, Caulfield LAC’s portal will be switched on and will be able to accept members for the new season. In anticipation for this date, LA Vic put together a small checklist to ensure members have no problems registering once they are able to do so. For the checklist please click here. If you have questions regarding registrations please email registrar@caulfieldlittleaths.
To keep up to date about pre-season training, welcome to Caulfield days and the opening of the 2017/18 season keep checking the website.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Caulfield.
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