Committee is ‘dysfunctional’
involvement in those plans.
“I would have thought we would have been the first body consulted.
“I understand and support the council’s plan for the facility, and if anything, that strengthens the view that a new model of ground management looks the way to go.
“I am hopeful that by bringing the issue to a head, it will be discussed in a constructive manner and we can find a new way to move forward.”
The city council is keen to develop the showgrounds as the region’s top sports venue, with the aim of winning both the Ovens and Murray Football League grand final and also AFL pre-season competition matches on a regular basis.
However, one of the major issues to that for the upgrade to take place, the cycle track would have to be removed.
This has already prompted a strong reaction from cycle club officials and members, and the council has agreed to consult extensively about any planned relocation prior to further planning.