Thank you for visiting to find out more about the former Kingswood golf course site at Centre Dandenong Road, Dingley Village.

Background

AustralianSuper bought the site in late 2014 from Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club.

AustralianSuper developed a masterplan for the site in 2016 and asked Kingston Council to seek an amendment to the Planning Act in order to rezone the site for residential development. In October 2018 Kingston Council voted not to seek an amendment and AustralianSuper withdrew all planning applications for the site.

In the interim, AustralianSuper has reviewed its plans and assessed the feedback received from key stakeholders, including the local Dingley Village community. This process has included consideration of the formal objections received by Council to the earlier application and subsequent conversations with a wide range of stakeholders.

In November 2019, we held three community consultation sessions in Dingley Village, attended by more than 180 people. These information sessions were a great opportunity for the people who live in and love Dingley Village to help shape the way we think about any future application.

Some key areas we explored with community participants were:

  • What they would like to see included in any potential future clubhouse revitalisation.
  • Understanding the sort of open space they valued most (ie: for active sport, relaxation, passive exercise etc).

The forums enabled us to answer questions as well as understanding the key features the community would like to see in any new proposal.

Where to Next

In late August 2019, the Victorian Government announced it would be introducing a new set of guidelines to inform the redevelopment of surplus golf course land and that it had established a Golf Course Standing Advisory Committee to:

  • Review and provide advice to the government on the Guidelines and
  • Review and advise on proposals to redevelop golf course land in Melbourne’s Urban Growth Corridor.

When these guidelines are released, AustralianSuper will review them and assess their impact on the potential development of the site.

The State Government has more information available at: www.planning.vic.gov.au  or contact them directly on 03 8392 5120.

What's Happening at the Site

The site is no longer an operational golf course, and its maintenance program has been adjusted accordingly.

We have an obligation to maintain the site, to minimise fire risk, and to protect the safety of our workers, our neighbours and the public more broadly. All maintenance is undertaken in close consultation with City of Kingston, and we ensure all permits and approvals for tree maintenance and other activities are in place prior to works commencing.

All maintenance activities occur with a full Health and Safety Management Plan in place.

We will keep neighbours, the local community and other interested parties informed of developments by posting regular updates on this website.