Dingley Village Golf Club Farewell To Begin Next Month
Operations and activities of the Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club in Dingley Village will start winding down next month as the club prepares to vacate the site.
The gates close to members on 1 December and settlement on the 54-hectare site will take place on 31 January 2019.
The Developer, ASRP1, bought the Kingswood course in September 2014 following the club’s decision to move.
The Senior Development Manager for ASRP1’s Kingswood project team, Anna Martiniello, said the club would keep groundskeepers on the site until settlement to assist with the handover.
At that time, the gates will be locked and the site secured until its long-term future is decided.
“We are not golf course operators so the site will be locked for safety reasons,” Ms Martiniello said. “It’s very disappointing for both us and the local community that we don’t yet have an agreed pathway forward for the land.”
“However, the golf club is moving ahead with the development of their magnificent facilities at Frankston, and we wish them well for the future.” Kingston Council will soon decide on ASRP1’s application to have the land rezoned and approved for residential redevelopment.
The chief executive officer of Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club, Heath Wilson, said that the club’s farewell celebrations to the Dingley Village course, including final competition events, would begin in the week beginning 23 October.
On 1 November, the course will be reduced to 9 holes, and a month later the gates will shut. PKCGC members will be advised of all activities and are being encouraged to visit and play the course one last time.
Mr Wilson said redevelopment work at the PKCGC site at Frankston was now 90 per cent complete and would be finished by February 2019. New members are welcome.
ASRP1’s proposed plans for the Dingley Village site include 760 individual lots for both low-density and medium-density housing. The range of options would provide options for locals to downsize yet stay in the area, and for first-home buyers and low-income families to buy
into the community.
Ms Martiniello acknowledged that many long-term Dingley Village residents were disappointed the golf club was leaving, particularly as it pre-dated almost all the existing houses.
“However, our proposal for the site will more than compensate the community for the club’s departure – particularly because it was private property that only members could enjoy,” Ms Martiniello said.
“Our plans include more than 8 hectares of public open space, flood retention works for about 62,000m3 of stormwater, and a generous financial contribution to Council to provide for playing fields and community infrastructure in Dingley Village.”
“We propose to retain the majority of remnant native vegetation and high-quality planted trees identified by Council and will replace trees lost in the redevelopment at a rate of almost two to one.”
More details of the proposal can be found on the project website www.kingswooddingleyvillage.com.au/fact-sheets/
PKCGC membership enquiries to Steve Poulter 9551 1670