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Member for Maribyrnong Bill Shorten and Labor Candidate for Essendon Danny Pearson joined with local residents to protest the Napthine Liberal Government's rezoning of the Moonee Valley Racecourse.


"Today, we have come to together to stand up to Matthew Guy and his proposed development," Mr Shorten said.


"Despite assurances that he would not intervene, the Minister has handed over a blank cheque at the expense of our community."


"The numbers here today show how passionate local residents are about this issue. Matthew Guy cannot just ignore our community," Mr Pearson said.


Mr Pearson said the community did not oppose development on the site, but wanted to see it done in an appropriate way.


"We are not anti development, we are anti over-development," he said. "But with no limit on the number of dwellings, no maximum heights and no review rights, Matthew Guy has let down Moonee Valley residents."


"All the community is asking for is that any development be appropriate and sustainable. That the state government consider traffic, public transport and infrastructure," Mr Shorten said.