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


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

Planning Guidelines for Golf Course Land

AustralianSuper has welcomed the release of the state government’s Planning Guidelines for the Conversion of Golf Course Land to Other Purposes in Victoria. These guidelines will help determine the future of the former Kingswood golf course in Centre Dandenong Road, Dingley Village.

The guidelines were developed by the government’s Golf Course Redevelopment Standing Advisory Committee, set up in late August 2019, to inform the redevelopment of surplus golf course land.

The guidelines and full report of the Standing Advisory Committee can be read here.

AustralianSuper will consider the new planning guidelines as it determines the most appropriate way to proceed with plans for the site.

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.