Mark Dreyfus MP

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KINGSWOOD GOLF COURSE DEVELOPMENT

A number of people have contacted me concerned about news of a second proposal to develop Kingswood Golf Course. In 2018 I stood beside the Dingley community and I will again this time around. I'll do everything that I can to make sure Dingley residents come first.

What is Kingston Council Saying about the new proposal?

The City of Kingston published on its website information about the proposal. You can read more about it here. Mayor Steve Staikos said the Victorian Planning Minister’s decision means that although Council, like the community, will have an opportunity to make a submission...it will not have the final say about the future of the site.

Where can I see what is being proposed?

Currently, there are no plans on public exhibition but that is expected to change over the coming months.

The reason is planning advice on proposals for the redevelopment of golf course land within the Urban Growth Boundary of metropolitan Melbourne is now provided by the Golf Course Redevelopment Standing Advisory Committee (SAC).

As of May 20, 2021, according to the City of Kingstons' website, the Victorian Planning Minister has advised Council that the combined draft Planning Scheme Amendment and Planning Permit Application C199 submitted by AustralianSuper to develop the Kingswood Golf Course will be referred to the SAC for consideration over the coming months. Plans will become available when this process moves forward. 

With that said, there's no known set date for when plans will be publicly available. When they do, we will let you know.

I want to know more about SAC

SAC is relatively new - it was established in 2019 under Part 7, Section 151 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987. You can read about it here, here and here.

When SAC was set up, terms of reference were also put in place to guide the scope of its activities. You can view SAC's Terms of Reference here.

Who wants to Develop the Kingswood Golf Course?

AustralianSuper Residential Property No.1 Pty Ltd proposes to develop the site. This proprietary limited company is a subsidiary of AustralianSuper.