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Review of Knox Planning Scheme (2018)

The Knox Planning Scheme is the key statutory document that informs, guides and regulates land use and development within the City of Knox. It is the framework by which Council makes decisions on planning permit applications and requests for planning scheme amendments.

Why is Council doing this?

The Knox Planning Scheme must be reviewed every four (4) years to ensure that the Community, Council and State Government expectations are being met.

The last review was conducted in 2015 with the recommendations of this review being adopted through Amendment C150.

2018 Review

The Knox Planning Scheme Review 2018 has concluded that the scheme is currently in a state of transition, and makes a number of recommendations relating to all aspects of the operation of the Planning Scheme. These are recommended to be actioned within the next 3-4 year period and relate to:

  • Residential development provisions;
  • Strengthening Council’s environmental controls;
  • Protecting business and employment land;
  • Progressing planning for Knox’s activity centres and strategic investigation sites;
  • Increasing social and affordable housing; and
  • Progressing the preparation of the Knox rural land strategy.

The Knox Planning Scheme Review 2018 and Council report will be presented to Council at its meeting on 25 June 2018.

View the agenda for the 25 June 2018 Council meeting.

Where can I get more information?

For more information, please phone Council’s City Futures team on 9298 8000 or email,

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