Kingston councillors will decide on the hugely contentious rezoning application for the former Kingswood Golf Club land in Dingley Village this week.
Councillors George Hua, Ron Brownlees and Geoff Gledhill co-signed a notice, calling on a Special Meeting of Council to be held.
Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said that the meeting will be livestreamed over the internet to ensure interested community members are able to easily view it.
“We received thousands of submissions about this proposed development through our public consultation process and know that there will be a lot of community members who will be interested in watching this discussion,”Cr Staikos said.
“We recommend watching the meeting live online, however limited seating will also be available in the public gallery.”
The Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club is preparing to leave the site and the gates will close to members on December 1, with settlement on the sale to take place on January 31.
Developer, ASRP1, bought the Kingswood course in September 2014 following the club’s decision to move.
Senior Development Manager for ASRP1, Anna Martiniello, said the club would keep groundskeepers on the site until the handover and then the gates would be locked.
“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.”
“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,” she said.
The Kingston Council meeting will be held on October 17 at 7pm.
It can be live-streamed for free online at: http://stream.kingston.vic.gov.au
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