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School Access Road off The Boulevard Removed from Plans ...

The Consultants for the Ivanhoe Grammar School have just forwarded Revised Plans regarding the Schools expansion of its facilities over the next 7 years. One key change has been the removal of the Access Rd to the Proposed Sports Stadium located near the schools southern boundary ( The Yarra end of the School )

Residents will be very pleased to see this change as The Boulevard is a narrow, winding road set into the cliff edge above the Yarra and in this location has very sharp curves and only has a properly constructed ( but very narrow ) footpath on one side - ( the other side of the road is a narrow grassy verge, which drops sharply onto residences below)

In some times of the year one is easily blinded by turning suddenly into low angled light coming across the road, - at others - the mists from the river can also play a role in reducing visibliity around bends and even along its length in the early morning - a combination of the two is most daunting  

 

As a Scenic Tourist Route for all of Melbourne, ( from Williamstown to Warrandyte ) and also as a main access point to the public walking and cycling trails along the Yarra  River -  it is a much cherished location of great peace and beauty, and a real asset to the aesthetics of the School  as well - Many in the community are very proud that the school has chosen to protect this location in this way.   

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05.08 | 13:19

I have heard it is closely and extensively guarded by security guards - I have seen them nearby - but have not spoken to them myself- ED

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05.08 | 13:05

Has anyone else been told by security to stop using south grounds / main oval recently. It was previously available to local residents before fences went up?

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06.07 | 16:32

HI Jess / sorry for my late reply: Indigenous history is a bit guarded -as sites could be damaged if they were published. Call me 0427949951 for some tips.

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31.05 | 15:24

Hi there, I was wondering if, beyond the scouts history, there is any information about the indigenous use/history of Wilson Reserve. Would love to know more.

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