Plan for 760 New Homes in Dingley Village Takes Next Step
Developers behind the proposed residential development of the Kingswood golf course in Dingley Village have welcomed significant progress in their planning applications to Kingston Council.
A community information meeting hosted by Council today (31 July 2017) has paved the way for Council to list the proposal for discussion at its August meeting.
The owners lodged planning applications with Council in March 2016 and its project team has spent the intervening months in consultation with Council’s planning officers.
Spokeswoman Anna Martiniello said some aspects of the proposal had been refined and the developer had significantly increased its community contribution offer.
“Our masterplanned community will be an exceptional development and we are determined it will benefit the existing community as well as being a great place to live for newcomers,” Ms Martiniello said.
“The increased contribution to Council could enable it to build community infrastructure such as playing fields, which will benefit all of Dingley Village.”
She said improvements to the original proposal submitted to Kingston Council included:
- A substantial increase in the area of open space made available for passive, non-structured recreational use by both new and existing Dingley Village residents.
- A doubling of developer contributions to assist Council improve community infrastructure in Dingley Village.
- The provision of 62,800m3 of flood storage worth more than $15 million to assist in remediating the existing suburb-wide flooding events. This investment will ensure many existing Dingley Village homes never again experience flooding.
- A reduction in the number of dwellings available allowing better integration with the existing neighbourhood; forecast at 760 dwellings
- A dedicated 5% of the housing stock to assist first home buyers access the local housing market, at an additional cost of $5,225,000.
- An increase in the number of high-value trees retained.
Details of the proposal and what it will mean to Dingley Village can be found on the project website, http://kingswooddingleyvillage.com.au
Consultants to the project development team have estimated the development will provide more than $1 billion in benefit to the local economy in construction jobs and materials, and in ongoing business opportunities in the Mixed-Use Precinct.
The Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club vacates the site in April next year.
More details: Hugh Jones Media 0400 505 889