Dingley Village 3172
Dingley Village (post code 3172) is a suburb 23 km south-east of Melbourne located between Springvale South and Moorabbin Airport. It was Dingley before being renamed Dingley Village in the 1991.
In 1856 Thomas Attenborough bought land in the area and named his house Dingley Grange, after Dingley Hall which had existed near the town of Melbourne in his native Northhamptonshire, England. A farming community developed, relatively remote from either the bayside or Gippsland railway lines, moving into market gardens and poultry to supply metropolitan markets. There was no identifiable centre to the area apart from Christ Church (1873) at the corner of Centre and Old Dandenong Roads, with its attractive architecture and bell tower.
A family of five brothers - the Gartsides - solved the problem of vegetable gluts by opening a cannery in about 1920. The cannery employed up to fifty local people. They donated land for the primary school which opened in 1925. In 1936 the Kingswood Golf Club, Dandenong, opened its new course at Dingley. A progress association was formed in 1947, and a recreation reserve acquired in 1954.
A wonderful history of Dingley and Dingley Village can be found on Dingley Village Historical Society who assist families searching historical information.
Urbanisation in Dingley began in the early 1960s. A small shopping centre, school, kindergarten, reserve and, later, Sunday Markets on the reserve created a village atmosphere which resulted in the official change of name.
Two more primary schools, one Catholic, opened later, along with the Spring Park Public Golf course and nearby tennis-courts complex. Near the Moorabbin Airport is an industrial zone set in a garden landscape, separated form the Dingley Village residential area by a reservation for the Mornington Peninsula Freeway.
The census populations of Dingley were 301 (1933) and 484 (1947), and later estimate were 450 (1960) and 1,800 (1964).
Its local government area is the City of Kingston.
It is well known for the Dingley International Hotel. In the heart of Melbourne's world famous Sandbelt golf courses and Gateway to the Peninsula it is a great location for a 57 room hotel.
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⊜ Corner Center Dandenong Road and Boundary Road, Dingley Village | Map
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