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The Basin and Alchester Village

Built Form Guidelines and Planning Scheme Amendment C137

Knox Alchester Village
Knox The Basin

Council has adopted built form guidelines for The Basin and Alchester Village neighbourhood activity centres. The guidelines draw on consultation with the local community, as well as analysis of the built form and planning policy framework for the centres. They will help guide appropriate development in these small, yet important centres.

The guidelines informed the preparation proposed changes to the Knox Planning Scheme (Amendment ‘C137’) which Council has also adopted. This amendment has been sent to the Minister for Planning for approval.

The proposed changes to the planning scheme will guide new development in the centres including building heights and setbacks, building colours and materials. These changes will replace interim height controls that currently apply to the centres.

More Information

The built form guidelines for Alchester Village and The Basin (and proposed changes to the Planning Scheme) are available for public inspection during office hours at:

  • Knox City Council, Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, WANTIRNA SOUTH VIC 3152.

You can read more about the proposed changes and download copies of Amendment C137 by visiting the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) website.

Should you have any enquiries regarding the built form guidelines or the proposed changes to the planning scheme amendment, please do not hesitate to contact Council’s City Futures Department on 9298 8000 or email

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