AustralianSuper purchased Kingswood Golf Club in Dingley Village following the Club’s decision to merge with Peninsula Golf Club. Dingley Village sits within a highly sought after pocket of south-eastern Melbourne, Victoria. The area has a substantial undersupply of housing options due to its popularity and community longevity.
The Kingswood project team, led by ISPT, was engaged by AustralianSuper to manage the development of a residential precinct within the retired grounds of the golf Club.
The proposed plans for the Dingley Village site include 760 individual lots for both low-density and medium-density housing.
The project will see enormous economic and social benefits for local and state government, providing up to 1000 jobs at its peak and $1.2b in economic output across Victoria, with a financial contribution to the City of Kingston Council of $5.7 million to create and upgrade local community infrastructure.
In addition to short and long term employment opportunities and community infrastructure within the mixed use hub such as kindergartens, childcare and cafes, the development will see the expansion and further creation of wetlands to support local biodiversity. The majority of remnant native vegetation and landscaping will be retained, forming usable public open spaces equivalent to 7.8 hectares or more than 20%; in addition to 3.3 hectares open space dedicated to wetland reserves.
The Kingswood Dingley Village masterplan proposes a vibrant and sustainable urban community knitted together with high quality homes, parklands and streetscapes that seamlessly integrate with the existing neighbourhood.
The range of different housing types will enable locals to downsize yet stay in the area, support inter-generational living and include affordable housing for first home buyers. All homes will conform to the highest environmental standards, with design guidelines that are sympathetic to the amenity of existing residents located nearby.
This exemplary project aligns with local and State planning policy; makes significant contributions to local amenity and the State economy; and has evolved in response to an extensive stakeholder and community engagement programme.
Designed with the needs of the community at the forefront; a considered approach to planning, local amenities and urban design will see Kingswood, Dingley Village grow to become one of Melbourne’s most successful residential communities. The proposed Estate Animation is available here.
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