The Vision for 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 ( PDF 5.57MB) was originally adopted by Council at its meeting on 18 June 2007. The Structure Plan was finalised after review of community feedback received during display of the Draft Plan during November/December 2006.

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. 

A project to review the vision and strategic direction for the Box Hill MAC commenced in December 2018 and has now culminated in the preparation of a revised Structure Plan, new Urban Design Framework and draft planning scheme controls.

At the Council Meeting on 25 May 2020, Council resolved to seek authorisation from the Minister for Planning under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to prepare and exhibit an amendment to the Whitehorse Planning Scheme to implement the recommendations of the project. This completes Phase 3 of the project and Council will now prepare an amendment to the planning scheme.

The draft documents which Council considered on 25 May 2020 can be viewed below.


For further information please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Department via or call 9262 6303.

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