Whitehorse City Council

Box Hill Structure Plan

Council is currently undertaking a project to review the vision for the future of Box Hill.

Box Hill is designated as a Metropolitan Activity Centre (MAC) under current state policy Plan Melbourne and is to be the focus of substantial development, growth and investment. The Box Hill Transit City Activity Centre Structure Plan (the Structure Plan) is the current guiding document for Council, stakeholders and the community. The Structure Plan needs to be updated to coordinate development and enhancement of the centre into the future.

The Structure Plan was originally adopted by Council in 2007. Since the Structure Plan was developed, significant land use, growth and demographic change has occurred in Box Hill which means it is time to review and update the Structure Plan to ensure it remains current and relevant.


Online survey
Visit oursay.org/whitehorsecitycouncil/box-hill to complete the online survey or visit a Customer Service Centre at Box Hill, Nunawading or Forest Hill to collect a hard copy. Alternatively, you can also download pdf icon Box Hill paper survey (2.66MB).

The survey concludes at the end of February.

Pop up session
Visit us to discuss the project with Council officers and consultants.
Where: Community Kiosk, Box Hill Mall
When: Monday 11 February, 11.30am-2.30pm

This webpage will be updated as the project progresses.

For further information please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Unit at customer.service@whitehorse.vic.gov.au or on 9262 6303.



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.



Any personal information collected will be solely used by Council for the primary purpose of conducting this project. The intended recipients of the information are Council’s Strategic Planning officers. Council may disclose information to organisations authorised to collect it. Individuals have a right to seek access to their personal information and make corrections by contacting the Planning and Administration Officer on 9262 6333. You may also view Council’s Privacy Policy or obtain a copy from any of our Council offices.