Boronia is a growing suburb that requires work to revitalise the shopping precinct, green spaces, pedestrian connectivity, and local economy.

Following extensive community consultation, we have developed a draft Boronia Renewal Strategy to shape the future of the suburb. We invite you to share your thoughts about the draft strategy. Have we got the vision for Boronia right? Are there any other opportunities we need to think about?

We are also seeking your feedback on our proposed Planning Scheme Amendment C192knox that aims to implement the objectives and strategies of the Boronia Renewal Strategy into the Knox Planning Scheme.

Draft Boronia Renewal Strategy

The key themes of the draft Strategy, developed from community consultation, are:

  • Economic development and investment
  • Land use and built form
  • Movement and access
  • Public spaces
  • Community wellbeing and infrastructure

The vision for shaping Boronia's future is:

A connected and resilient place that values its history and environment, and embraces its forward-thinking community to realise its potential for future generations.

To achieve this vision, nine Key Directions have been identified to stimulate the urban renewal of Boronia. The Key Directions help us make decisions and allocate resources:

  • Boronia is a unique place, nestled at the base of the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges
  • It has quality living environments
  • Is a healthy, active, and connected community
  • Is resilient
  • Nurtures local and creative business and social enterprise
  • Is a green place with spaces to play
  • Is smart and digital
  • Has an active nightlife
  • Has a unified urban structure

Planning Scheme Amendment C192knox

The Amendment proposes changes to the current planning provisions to guide the design of new development including the height of new buildings. These changes are needed to guide future development and manage population growth whilst protecting the key public views to the Dandenong Ranges.

Drop into an information session

If you have any questions or would like further information, we are holding drop-in information sessions in Boronia throughout March. See below calendar of events. Or you can also request a one-on-one appointment on 9298 8000 or via

How to have your say

You can provide feedback on the Boronia Renewal Strategy online; at any of our drop in sessions; or by contacting the project team.

As the proposed Planning Scheme Amendment is a formal process, Government regulations mean you must provide your feedback in writing, through a formal submission. If you provide feedback on the Planning Scheme Amendment through other ways we cannot include it in our formal reporting and we may not be able to consider changes in response.

To make a submission you can:

  • Make the submission online by clicking through to the submission form
  • Post your written submission, including your name and address to:

Strategic Planning Department

Amendment C192knox

Knox City Council

Reply Paid 70243

Wantirna South Vic 3152

  • Email your submission to

Your feedback and/or formal submission must be received by 5 pm Thursday 13 April.

If you need assistance to make a formal submission please contact the project team, details are at the bottom of this page

Map of Boronia

The following map of Boronia outlines the proposed boundaries for each Precinct in the Activity Centre. Further information on each Precinct can be found further below the map.

Click on the flashing icons to see an image of selected locations, including views to the Dandenong Ranges.


As part of the draft Boronia Renewal Strategy, Boronia has been allocated into 5 different precincts. Each precinct has different recommendations for future building planning and development. Click on each precinct to read what is proposed for each area in the Boronia Renewal Strategy and what this then means for a Planning Scheme Amendment
  • Precinct 1 - Commercial core

    This commercial area is expected to see the most change, with an urban feel and vibrant character that focus on active commercial street frontage supporting employment, and residential above.

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  • Precinct 2 - Commercial edge

    The plan provides for a mix of office and commercial opportunities on the ground level and residential housing in upper levels.

    This precinct will act as a buffer between the core commercial area of Precinct 1 and the surrounding residential precincts.

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  • Precinct 3 - Mixed use edge

    It will provide for commercial opportunities that activate the street with a focus on health related businesses, while also allowing for residential housing in upper levels.

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  • Precincts 4 & 5 - Residential growth

    Precinct 4 is proposed to be a residential area surrounding Chandler Park. It will act as a buffer area between the core commercial area and the Dandenong Foothills area.

    Precinct 5 is proposed as the main residential area to support intensive residential within 800 metres walking distance from the Boronia Train Station.

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Information Sessions

Tuesday 14 March 2023 10:00 am – 01:00 pm

Drop In Session 1

Shop 28, Boronia Mall, Dorset Square, Boronia

Thursday 16 March 2023 05:00 pm – 07:30 pm

Drop In Session 2

Shop 28, Boronia Mall, Dorset Square, Boronia

Wednesday 22 March 2023 10:00 am – 01:00 pm

Drop In Session 3

Boronia Library, Park Crescent, Boronia

Sunday 26 March 2023 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Drop In Session 4

Tormore Reserve, Tormore Road, Boronia


  • Timeline item 1 - active

    6 March to 13 April 2023

    Exhibition period

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    August 2023

    • Summary of submissions and community engagement reported to Council
    • Proposal to Council to request the Minister to appoint an independent Planning Panel to consider all submissions
  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    September 2023

    Planning Panel Victoria Direction Hearing on Amendment C192knox

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    October 2023

    Planning Panel Victoria Hearing on Amendment C192knox

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Early 2024

    Council to consider adoption of Amendment C192knox and submit to Minister of Planning for approval

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Mid 2024

    Minister of Planning approval of C192knox

Contact us

If you have questions or want to learn more about this project, please contact:

Name Patrick Dubuc
Phone 9298 8000