Project Update

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.

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


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    6 March to 13 April 2023

    Exhibition period

  • Timeline item 2 - active

    April to July 2023

    Reviewing submissions and preparing report for Council.

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    August 2023

    Summary of submissions and community engagement reported to Council

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    September/October 2023

    Proposal to Council to request the Minister to appoint an independent Planning Panel to consider all submissions

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    November 2023

    Planning Panel Victoria Hearing on Amendment C192knox

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Early 2024

    Council to consider adoption of the Boronia Renewal Strategy and Amendment C192knox and submit to Minister of Planning for approval

  • Timeline item 7 - 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