Update - 24/12/2021

The Public Hearing into the Proposed Kingswood Golf Course Redevelopment concluded on 23 December 2021.

The Advisory Committee will now consider all submissions and the information before it and will submit its report to the Minister for Planning as soon as practicable but no later than 40 business days from the completion of the Hearing (late February 2022) in accordance with the Terms of Reference.

As the Hearing has finished, the Advisory Committee is not accepting any further documentation from parties or submitters unless expressly requested by the Advisory Committee.

All documents tabled by parties during the process can be found on tabled documents page here. All documentation presented to the Advisory Committee during the process including tabled documents and submissions will be removed from this website six months after the Advisory Committee submits its report.

The recordings from the Hearing will be removed from the Engage Victoria website 4 weeks after the conclusion of the Hearing.

Overview

The Minister for Planning received a request from AustralianSuper Residential Property No. 1 Ltd (the Proponent) to consider a draft combined planning scheme amendment (c199King) and planning permit application to facilitate the redevelopment of the former Kingswood Golf Course at 179-217 Centre Dandenong Road, Dingley Village for residential purposes.

On 9 May 2021 the Minister for Planning referred the proposed redevelopment of the Kingswood Golf Course to the Golf Course Redevelopment Standing Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee) for consideration and advice.

The Advisory Committee will consider and advise the Minister for Planning 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. As requested by the Minister, the Advisory Committee will also consider the draft ‘Former Kingswood Golf Course Development Plan’ and the draft planning permit application.

As part of its process, the Advisory Committee will collect and consider the submissions received and will conduct a public hearing where submitters may request to be heard before providing a report with recommendations to the Minister on whether the proposal should proceed and if the proposed changes to the planning controls are suitable.

Find out more about the Advisory Committee and its members and view its Terms of Reference.

The Proposal

A combined planning scheme amendment and planning permit application under section 96A of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 seeks to facilitate the redevelopment of the former Kingswood Golf Course for residential purposes.

The draft planning scheme amendment (c199King) seeks to amend the Kingston Planning Scheme by rezoning the land to General Residential Zone Schedule 2 to enable residential development and applying a number of overlays to manage development in accordance with the draft ‘Former Kingswood Golf Course Development Plan’.

The draft planning permit application is for the staged subdivision of land (823 lots), construction of dwellings on each lot less than 300 square metres, alteration of access to a road in a Road Zone Category 1, removal of native vegetation, removal of vegetation, use of the land and buildings and works for a display home centre, reduction in car parking, construction and display of signs and use of the land to sell or consume liquor.

The Proponent is AustralianSuper Residential Property No.1 Ltd.

View the Proposal

You may inspect the draft combined planning scheme amendment and planning permit application, their supporting documents and the draft Development Plan on the Golf Course Redevelopment Standing Advisory Committee DELWP webpage under the ‘Referrals’ Tab.

Advisory Committee Process

The Proposal was initially placed on public exhibition for 30 business days between Monday 28 June and 11.59pm on Friday 6 August 2021.

On 2 August 2021, the Advisory Committee was advised by letter of the Minister for Planning’s decision to extend the public exhibition period by two weeks to 20 August 2021.

On 19 August 2021, the Advisory Committee was advised by letter of the Minister for Planning’s decision to provide an additional two week extension of the public exhibition period from 20 August 2021 to 3 September 2021.

The exhibition period closed at 11:59pm on Friday 3 September 2021.

You can view the submissions received here.

The Directions Hearing was conducted by video conference using Zoom at 10.00am on Tuesday 31 August 2021.

In light of the Minister for Planning’s decision on 19 August 2021 to allow an additional two week extension to the exhibition period, the Advisory Committee determined to maintain the advertised Directions Hearing date above to minimise uncertainty to parties of the process.

The presentation given by the Advisory Committee at the Directions Hearing is available here.

The purpose of the Directions Hearing was to:

  • consider any preliminary or procedural issues and give directions about the conduct of the Hearing including the exchange of any expert witness reports
  • make arrangements for the Hearing, including the Timetable and Hearing venue
  • answer any questions people may have about the Hearing.


The second Directions was conducted by video conference using Zoom at 10.00am on Friday 15 October 2021.

The purpose of the second Directions Hearing was to discuss Kingston City Council’s request for an adjournment, proposed revised timing for hearing the matter as outlined in Tabled Document 21, the prospects of the hearing being held in person and a declaration in relation to Council’s ecological witness.

Following the consideration of Council’s adjournment request and other Hearing related matters the Advisory Committee determined that the Hearing will now commence on Monday 15 November 2021.

Public Hearing

The Hearing commenced on Monday 15 November 2021 and ran for sixteen days over four weeks to 23 December 2021.

The Hearing was held on video conference using the Zoom platform.

To assist the running and the circulation of documents to other parties during the Hearing the Proponent set up an online document sharing platform.

You can view and download the documents in the Dropbox using the following link (you do not need a Dropbox account to view or download the documents):

View documents in Dropbox here

All documents tabled with the Advisory Committee during the hearing are available on the Engage Victoria website Tabled Documents page.

The purpose of the Public Hearing was to give people an opportunity to speak in support of their written submission. The Public Hearing was open for anyone to watch.

Audio recordings from the Hearing are available on the Engage Victoria website Hearing Recordings page. Note all the recordings from the Hearing will be removed from this Engage Victoria website 4 weeks after the conclusion of the Hearing.

Report

The Terms of Reference require the Advisory Committee to submit its report to the Minister for Planning as soon as practicable but no later than 40 business days from the completion of its hearing.

Privacy and Intellectual Property

Please note that your submission will be treated as a public document in accordance with the Privacy Collection Statement (which can be accessed through Document Library) which may include provisions to other parties and display in the Hearing. You should not include any other personal information in the body of your submission, such as physical addresses, email address and phone details, unless that information can be made publicly available. You can request access to your personal information held by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning by contacting the Freedom of Information Unit on (03) 9637 8186 or FOI.unit@delwp.vic.gov.au.

This Privacy Collection Statement relates to all submissions, documents and recordings collected in relation to the Golf Course Redevelopment Standing Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee), in their consideration of the proposed Kingswood Golf Course Redevelopment proposal that has been referred to the Advisory Committee by the Minister for Planning. Planning Panels Victoria (PPV) is providing administrative services to the Advisory Committee.

PPV is part of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and submissions will be managed in accordance with the Department’s Information Privacy Policy. The Department’s Information Privacy Policy is online at https://www2.delwp.vic.gov.au/doing-business-with-us/information-privacy.

Use of your submission

Your submission has been collected by the Advisory Committee for the purpose of helping to develop its advice to the Minister for Planning in accordance with the Terms of Reference.

Natural justice to participants and transparency are important parts of the Advisory Committee process. In meeting its legislative requirements and complying with the Terms of Reference, the Advisory Committee may do the following with your submission:

  • Publish a copy of your submission, in its entirety, with sensitive information redacted, on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website, Engage Victoria website or other Victorian Government website as required
  • Provide a copy of your submission to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Kingston City Council, AustralianSuper Residential Property No.1 Ltd (Proponent), Government Agencies and other parties (submitters) to the process as prescribed by the Terms of Reference
  • Provide a copy of your personal contact details to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning if needed for notification of Ministerial decisions
  • Display a copy of your submission in the Planning Panels Victoria Office
  • Display a copy of your submission at relevant Local Council, Local Library or Government Offices as appropriate
  • If a face to face Public Hearing is to be held, display a copy of your submission in the Hearing room.

Publication of your personal information on the Internet

The Advisory Committee Report will be published on the internet and may include:

  • The name of the submitter
  • Direct quotes from some of the submission
  • The submitter’s name and address as required.

Hearing of submissions

If a Hearing is required it may be held face to face, by telephone conference or via video link or a combination of these. You should be aware the Advisory Committee may:

  • broadcast submissions and proceedings live on the internet
  • record submissions and proceedings
  • make the recording available on request to submitters and parties to the Hearing and third parties
  • publish the recording on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website, Engage Victoria website or other Victorian Government website
  • use your phone contact details to contact you during a telephone/video hearing as is necessary.

The Advisory Committee will direct that parties do not record online hearings or use them for any other purpose. However, the Advisory Committee is unable to guarantee that third parties will not be recording online Hearings, and the use of any such recordings outside the hearing context cannot be regulated by the Advisory Committee.

All participants are reminded that during the Advisory Committee process the privacy of others should be respected.

After the Advisory Committee has reported

Planning Panels Victoria will generally remove your submission from the web pages that it controls within six months after the Advisory Committee has reported to the Minister for Planning. Planning Panels Victoria may extend this period on request of a submitter or party to the Advisory Committee process.

Planning Panels Victoria cannot guarantee that your submission and other Hearing documents and recordings will be removed from external web pages outside its control. Planning Panels Victoria does not provide any explicit or implied consent in this Statement for third parties to display on their or other websites or reproduce for public display, submissions, documents and recordings and other information collected in accordance with this notice.

Your original submission and any additional material provided to the Advisory Committee will be held in electronic and/or physical form at Planning Panels Victoria and retained in accordance with Government standards for archiving. All additional copies of the submission and other material held by Planning Panels Victoria will be securely destroyed.

If you have any concerns in respect to the way your personal information or submission will be used please contact Planning Panels Victoria on (03) 8624 3127.

Contact us

For questions about the Advisory Committee Process and making a submission on this proposal, please contact:

Name Planning Panels Victoria
Phone 136 186 (Select option 6)
Email Golf.SAC@delwp.vic.gov.au

For questions on the referral request and notice of the proposal please contact:

Name State Planning Services, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Phone 136 186
Email Stateplanning.services@delwp.vic.gov.au

For questions about the Proposed Redevelopment of the Kingswood Golf Course, please contact the Proponents Project Team and Planners by logging these at the Projects website:

Name AustralianSuper Residential Property No. 1 Ltd (The Proponent)
Website dingleyvillage3172.com.au/contact/
Note this website also has other commonly asked FAQs that have been responded to by the Proponent.