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.