This consultation closed on 23 December 2021. The project team are currently reviewing the feedback received and will be reporting the consultation findings back to the community and Council with a recommendation on the draft strategy.

Following community consultation in March and April 2020, we developed the draft Green Areas and Rural Strategy (GARS).

The draft strategy covers:

  • values to protect
  • land usage directions for the next 20 years.

This is your chance to have your say on the vision and actions relating to green wedge land and significant landscapes in Knox.

Our strategic vision and actions for the GARS precincts

Have your say

Explore the GARS precincts

Use the interactive map to explore the GARS precincts. Enter in your address to find out if you are near or within a precinct.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Setting the scene report - 2019

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Issues and opportunities report - March 2020

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Consultation on issues, opportunities and draft vision - March and April 2020

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Report back to community - August 2020

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Prepare draft GARS - April 2021

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Endorsement of draft GARS by Knox Council - October 2021

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    Community engagement on draft GARS - November and December 2021

  • Timeline item 8 - incomplete

    Report back to the community

  • Timeline item 9 - incomplete

    Final strategy adopted by Council

  • Timeline item 10 - incomplete

    Implementation and monitoring

Background information

More information about this strategy, including the background reports, are available on the project web page.

Contact us

If you have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us at:

Name GARS Project Team - City Strategy & Planning
Phone 9298 8000