Whitehorse City Council

Box Hill Built Form Guidelines

Box Hill Metropolitan Activity Centre Built Form Guidelines

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 and investment. The Box Hill Transit City Activity Centre Structure Plan (the Structure Plan) is the primary guiding document for Council, stakeholders and the community seeking to ensure coordination of development and enhancement of the centre to the year 2030.

As a result of the scale and intensity of development occurring in the Activity Centre, principles around the transition of built form across the activity centre, between different precincts and the surrounding residential areas are required. The draft Box Hill Metropolitan Activity Centre Built Form Guidelines (the Guidelines) have been prepared in response to the identified need to provide guidance on the built form and environment in key areas of Box Hill.

Current Status
At its meeting on 19 September 2016, Council resolved to endorse the Guidelines for community consultation and seek authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare and exhibit Amendment C175 to the Whitehorse Planning Scheme to implement the Guidelines.

A copy of the Guidelines that were presented to Council at the meeting on 19 September 2016 is available here: http://www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Planning-Strategies.html

This webpage will be updated when the Guidelines are placed on public exhibition in early 2017 and will include information about the Guidelines, proposed Planning Scheme Amendment and how you can have your say.

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

Any personal information you may include in any submission to Council on the Amendment is collected for planning purposes in accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987. The public may view the submissions whilst the Amendment is being considered. In accordance with the “Improving Access to Planning Documents” Practice Note dated December 1999, a copy of your submission may be made available upon request. If you fail to provide this information your comments may not be considered. You may access this information by contacting Council on 9262 6303.