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Public consultation period on Kingswood Golf Course proposal now open

19 July 2018

The community is invited to have its say on the proposed rezoning of Kingswood Golf Course in Dingley Village during a six-week public consultation period now on.

Submissions on the proposal must be lodged with Kingston Council by Thursday 30 August.

Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said Council has finally been granted permission from the Minister for Planning to commence the first step of the Planning Scheme Amendment process which will ensure the community is given the chance to make formal submissions on the proposed rezoning and development.

“We know there has been a lot of community interest in the proposed development, and Council is keen to ensure that Dingley Village residents are kept fully informed at every stage,” Cr Staikos said.

“Council will be writing to all Dingley Village residents to let them know that now is the time to have their say. You can view the plans online at yourkingstonyoursay.com.au or in person at the Dingley Village library or Council’s Customer Service centre in Cheltenham.”

At the end of the six-week public consultation period, Council will then review all submissions received and determine whether or not to proceed to the next stage and refer the submissions to an independent planning panel for further review.

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 8) 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 for almost two years to ensure that all required information has been provided by the applicant. Now the community will have the chance to assess the plans and have its say. Following the 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. Please note: If people have already sent letters, emails or other material to Council about the proposal these cannot be treated as submissions as required under the Planning and Environment Act 1987. If those people wish to submit they can re-send their earlier letter, email or material or lodge new material, or both, within the exhibition period.

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