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

In 2014 the site was sold and in 2018 ceased to be an operational golf course and was closed. It is maintained to minimise public safety risk arising from mismanaged vegetation and to protect the safety of workers, neighbours and the public more broadly.

In November 2020, it was decided to develop a new proposal for the site under the government’s Planning Guidelines for the Conversion of Golf Course Land to Other Purposes.

In May 2021 the Minister for Planning appointed himself as the Planning Authority for Amendment C199 and referred the new proposal to the Golf Course Redevelopment Standing Advisory Committee to coordinate its public exhibition; receive and review submissions; and advise on its merits.

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All maintenance is undertaken in close consultation with City of Kingston, and 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 keep neighbours informed and the local community and other interested parties can find regular updates on this website.

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Tree Management

The tree management program includes an annual assessment of the health and structural integrity of all trees on the site. Qualified, independent arborists assess which trees are at risk of dropping limbs over the next 12 months. This assessment is important for the safety of neighbours and their properties as well as for staff and any contractors who are maintaining the site. These trees are recorded, and a risk rating applied. If lopping or removal of potential dangers is necessary, approval is sought from Kingston Council.

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Tree Replacement

A tree replacement program has commenced where replacement trees, for those that have had to be removed, are planted around the property in accordance with Council permit conditions.

All replacement trees are native and suited to the local climate conditions. Species include the Rough-barked Manna Gums, Saw Banksias, Narrow-leaf Peppermints, Messmate Stringybarks, River Red Gums, Swamp Gums, and Coast Manna Gums.

Grass & Shrub Management

Grass, weeds and shrubs are also monitored carefully to prevent unwanted spread particularly along the site boundary where it can affect neighbouring properties.

Spring is the peak growing season for grass and weeds. An approved herbicide treatment will be applied by spraying boundaries and former rough areas to ensure grasses (and particularly noxious weeds) do not seed and spread.

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