Kingston Council gives green light to Hawks’ Dingley Village HQ
19 May 2016
Kingston Council has given the green light to Hawthorn Football Club’s plans for a new headquarters in Dingley Village.
Kingston Council last night approved a Notice of Decision for a planning permit and a planning scheme amendment for the site at 370-44- Old Dandenong Road and Lot 1 Grange Road Dingley Village.
The planning permit allows the subdivision of land and creation of a 27.9 hectares lot to be developed and used by the Hawthorn FC. The proposed development includes:
- main training oval the size of the MCG
- multi-purpose training area with a potential running track and soccer field
- two additional ovals – one similar to the dimensions of the Etihad Stadium playing surface and another for training and community use
- pavilion with tiered seating, change rooms, medical rooms, storage, offices and function centre (accommodating no more than 150 patrons).
- café, retail shop, museum, community education and leadership centre.
Kingston Council also adopted an amendment to the planning scheme which would allow the club in future to apply for additional advertising signage at the site and apply to expand the capacity of the function centre to a maximum of 400 patrons.
The amendment was adopted following a public consultation process where only one objection was received and later withdrawn following discussions with the club.
Mayor Tamsin Bearsley said the proposal was a significant investment in the Green Wedge area and would be a great addition to the Dingley community.
“We’re excited about the growth of Kingston as a sporting hub of Melbourne’s south-east and look forward to welcoming the Hawks to our community,” Cr Bearsley said.