AustralianSuper bought the privately operated golf course site in late 2014 from Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club.

In September 2013 following declining membership numbers, Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club merged with Peninsula Country Golf Club. In 2018 Kingswood ceased as an operational golf course and a first class facility was established in Frankston.

AustralianSuper developed a first masterplan for the privately owned property in 2016 and asked Kingston Council to seek an amendment to the Kingston Planning Scheme in order to rezone the site for residential development. In October 2018, Kingston Council voted not to support the proposed planning scheme amendment and AustralianSuper withdrew its planning application for the site.

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

This feedback and the input of planning experts has been used to inform the new masterplan for an inclusive, attractive, high-quality residential development that will enhance the area for everyone who calls Dingley Village home. In November 2020 AustralianSuper submitted this draft proposal under the state government’s Planning Guidelines for the Conversion of Golf Course Land to Other Purposes in Victoria.

On 9 May 2021 the Minister for Planning referred the proposal to the Golf Course Redevelopment Standing Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee) for consideration and advice. The Advisory Committee will consider and advise the Minister if the proposal satisfies the Planning Guidelines for the Conversion of Golf Course Land to Other Purposes and is consistent with state and local policy.

The proposal was available for public examination for 50 business days between Monday 28 June and 3 September 2021, during which time the public was invited to make written submissions.

A decision from the Minister is expected in 2022.

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