We're planning for the future of Windy Hill, our iconic sport and recreation facility in Essendon, and we need your help!
We want to know what you love about Windy Hill, how you and your family use the space, and to share your ideas for what you'd like Windy Hill to look like in the future.
“With the Essendon Football Club moving its training base to Tullamarine, and to address the ageing facilities, local demand for recreation facilities and population growth, we’ve identified the opportunity to reposition Windy Hill as a community sport and recreation precinct,” Moonee Valley Mayor Cr Narelle Sharpe said.
“We’re also working closely with the clubs and groups that utilise the space, including the Essendon Bowls Club, the Essendon Croquet Club, the Essendon Cricket Club, the Essendon District Football League, the Windy Hill Fitness Centre and the Essendon Football Club who have been involved every step of the way.”
At our recent pop-up cinema night at Windy Hill, the local community got a chance to experience Windy Hill in a different way, and see their ideas for the precinct come to life in illustrations.
Leisure and Active Communities spokesperson Cr Samantha Byrne said people are encouraged to put forward their visions of how the space could be used recreationally.
“We want people to tell us what they love about the reserve and how it can be a place for the whole community to enjoy for generations to come,” Cr Byrne said.
“We’ve also set up a Neighbourhood Advisory Group made up of community members and key stakeholders including the local schools to help advise us so we can start developing a vision for Windy Hill.”
Share your ideas for the future of the precinct and upload your stories and photos of Windy Hill on our Your Say page. You can also get a bit of a glimpse of history and hear some stories in our Windy Hill video.