Whitehorse City Council

Box Hill Structure Plan

The Victorian Government has reclassified Box Hill as a Central Activities District under Melbourne 2030: A Planning Update – Melbourne @ 5 Million. As a Central Activities District, Box Hill will be the focus of a substantial proportion of future employment growth and public investment. Places like Box Hill are expected to provide: 

  • Significant CBD-type jobs and commerical services
  • A strong and diverse retail sector
  • Specialised goods and services drawing on a large regional catchment
  • Significant opportunities for housing redevelopment in and around these centres
  • High levels of accessibility for walking, cycling, public transport or car by being located at junctions in the Principal Public Transport Network
  • Vibrant centres of community activity with a range of public facilities

Melbourne @ 5 Million and its predecessor Melbourne 2030 set out the government’s long-term vision and objectives for activity centres.

Box Hill is of significance in terms of the range of existing uses, access to public transport and its potential for major development, and is expected to be a focus for major change. In this context, Council has prepared a Structure Plan for Box Hill which will guide future development, improvement and investment.  The State Government provided funding towards preparation of the Structure Plan.

August 2007 Update

Adopted – Box Hill Structure Plan
At its meeting on 18 June 2007, Council unanimously adopted the Box Hill Transit City Activity Centre Structure Plan. The Structure Plan was finalised after review of community feedback received during display of the Draft Plan during November/December 2006.

Click on the following link read the plan in full: pdf icon Box Hill Structure Plan (5.57MB)

To find out more about the project, phone Council’s Development, Strategy and Business Services Department on 9262 6303.

Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE)

Council is conducting a Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE) in the Box Hill Central Activities District (CAD) throughout September and October.

The information gathered from this census will assist in planning for the Box Hill CAD, including the types of services, businesses, land and investments required to support this growth. For more information, click on the Census of Land Use and Employment page.