Over the past 18 months, we've been working with you to develop our plans to shape the future of Knox.

We’ve developed the draft Community Plan 2021-2031, which includes our Community Vision. The Plan describes our community's aspirations for the future and what we need to focus on over the next 10 years to get there.

Our draft Council Plan 2021-2025 incorporates our Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan and outlines what Council will do to achieve our vision.

We have also developed a draft Financial Plan 2021-2031 which along with the Annual Budget, ensures we have the right resources to deliver on our Community and Council plans . The Financial Plan will help our residents, businesses and community organisations continue to rebuild and engage in community life .

Now, we want to know if our plans are right. We’re keen to hear from you whether you think these plans reflect your needs and aspirations for the future.

Share your thoughts and ideas on the draft plans by 12 September 2021

  • Take the quick poll below
  • Share your thoughts and ideas about the plans
  • If you have something you want to discuss, let us know and we'll get back to you.

Quick Poll

Tell us how satisfied you are with the draft plans:

Key elements of our Community and Council Plans

Our Community Vision

During 2020, we asked you what you want Knox to be like in 10 years.

Based on your feedback, we drafted several vision statements. We also asked you to select the one that best reflects your aspirations for the future.

Almost half of those that voted chose the following statement:

Our preferred vision statement is Knox: where we connect with our people and our environment, ensuring they are safe, supported and have every opportunity to thrive

Our Key Directions

Using the information from research and community engagement, we developed 5 Key Directions that provide the framework for our plans.

Your insights guided our work and helped create these priority areas. Together, we will focus on these priority areas over the next 10 years to achieve our Community Vision.

Click on each of the boxes below to find out more about each of the Key Directions.

To see what else is in our plans, see the full draft plans at the top of this page.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Review of the current plan

    A review was undertaken of the current Community and Council Plan 2017-2021 which is due to expire on 30 June 2021.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Conversations with the community

    We want to hear from as many people as possible about the future of Knox - developing our vision, working out what our priorities are, and discussing how we can all contribute to making Knox a great place, now and in the future.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Creating the new plans

    Based on conversations with our community, we're drafting a 10 year Community Plan and a 4 year Council Plan.

  • Timeline item 4 - active

    Feedback on the draft plans

    We want to know if our plans reflect your needs and aspirations for the future.

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Consideration of feedback

    We'll review the feedback received and update the plans where applicable.

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Adoption of the new Community and Council Plans

    The new plans will be adopted at the Council meeting on Monday 25 October 2021.

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about this project, contact us below:

Name Kathryn Holland
Phone +61 9298 8446
Email communityplan@knox.vic.gov.au