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Kingswood Golf Course proposal to be formally exhibited

8 March 2018

The community will have its say on the proposed rezoning of Kingswood Golf Course in Dingley Village if the Minister for Planning gives the go-ahead to begin a formal planning scheme amendment process for the site.

Kingston Council this week lodged a request with the Minister for Planning to authorise the amendment process to ensure the community is given the chance to make formal submissions on the proposed rezoning and development.

If authorisation is granted by the Minister, the amendment process will include a call for public feedback on the proposed development. Council will then need to review all submissions received and determine whether or not to refer the submissions to an independent planning panel for further review.

Mayor, and North Ward Councillor Steve Staikos said Council was keen to make sure the community were given a chance to make formal submissions about the plans.

“For some time, the Dingley Village community have been keen to see all the details of the proposed development and to have their say on the plans,” Cr Staikos said.

The Minister for Planning will now consider whether to authorise Council to publicly exhibit the proposed amendment and consult with the community. If approved, Council will widely advertise the submission period of six weeks including a direct mail-out to all residents in Dingley Village.

The proposed Planning Scheme Amendment seeks to:

 rezone the site from part Special Use Zone (Golf Courses) and part General Residential Zone (Schedule 3) to a General Residential Zone (Schedule 2) to allow for redevelopment of the site for residential purposes

 subdivide the land into 514 lots including 6 superlots and approval for buildings and works on lots less than 300 square metres

 apply a new Development Plan Overlay (Schedule 7) to the site to guide the future use and development of the land

 apply a Vegetation Protection Overlay, Environmental Significance Overlay and Significant Landscape Overlay to protect significant vegetation on the site.

 apply Environmental Significance Overlays to address potential impact of ground water contamination and landfill gas migration.

Cr Staikos said this was simply one step in a long process.

“Council’s planning officers have been working on the application for almost 2 years to ensure that all required information had been provided by the applicant. Now the community will have the chance to assess the plans and have its say. Following that community feedback period, Council is required to vote on whether or not they wish to refer the matter to an independent panel for advice,” Cr Staikos said.

Interested community members can register with Council to be kept informed about the different stages of the Kingswood Golf Course planning process.

Register your interest by emailing strategicplanning@kingston.vic.gov.au

 

 

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