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Our Vision

The Vision 2035 statement describes the long-term aspirations of the Knox Community. Throughout our Community Plan consultation process in 2016, we asked people in the community what makes Knox what it is today and what they would like to see in Knox in the future. Many community members, businesses and other stakeholders acknowledge that Knox is a great place to live, and noted that young people don't want to leave the place where they have grown up. Therefore, Vision 2035 is about enhancing what already exists, building on our strengths and working together to overcome our challenges.

"Nestled between the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges and the wetlands of the Dandenong Creek Valley, Knox has a rich natural environment and picturesque landscape, highly valued by residents and visitors alike. Knox encompasses the best of city and suburban living. From the thriving modern city vibe of Knox Central at its heart, plentiful public open spaces, outstanding civic facilities and diverse residential offerings to its leafy suburban centres with abundant space, clean air, excellent schools and good transport links, Knox is the preferred place to live, work and play today and for generations to come."


Together with the community, we have identified eight key goals as the framework for progress towards Vision 2035, and strategies for achieving them. The goals are explained in detail in the Knox Community and Council Plan 2017-2021.

  • Goal 1 - We value our natural and built environment
  • Goal 2 - We have housing to meet our changing needs
  • Goal 3 - We can move around easily
  • Goal 4 - We are safe and secure
  • Goal 5 - We have a strong regional economy, local employment and learning opportunities
  • Goal 6 - We are healthy, happy and well
  • Goal 7 - We are inclusive, feel a sense of belonging and value our identity
  • Goal 8 - We have confidence in decision making

Our Mission

Council’s core purpose is to improve the quality of life of the Knox community. Council realises this mission by:

  • Providing leadership in building strong alliances, partnerships and networks with other key stakeholders in the community.
  • Planning for the future growth and sustainability of the city.
  • Providing high quality services that respond to an identified need which would otherwise not be accessible to the community.
  • Maintaining city infrastructure and assets on behalf of the community.
  • Ensuring highest standards of corporate governance.
  • Making and enforcing local laws.
  • Providing a voice for the community and advocating in its best interests.
  • Fostering community cohesion and encouraging active participation in civic life.
  • Building the ongoing capacity and capability of the community to manage local issues.
  • Building the ongoing capacity and capability of the organisation.
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