Appropriate housing is central to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. The Knox Housing Strategy sets out Council’s plan for managing residential development to respond to the current and future housing needs of the Knox community. The Strategy aims to balance the changing needs of our current and future residents with the important aspects of Knox that should be retained and enhanced.
To achieve this, the Strategy builds on the existing approaches to key areas such as the Dandenong Foothills and applies a ‘scaled approach’ to housing development across the different areas of Knox. The Strategy sets out the preferred types of housing (detached dwellings, dual occupancies, villa units, townhouses and/or apartments) for each different area.
The Strategy is complemented by the Knox Residential Guidelines, which provide detailed guidance for the different areas and types of housing described in the Strategy. The Guidelines seek to ensure that new residential development is designed according to specific requirements for the relevant area and housing type. The Guidelines aim to improve the quality, design, sustainability and accessibility of residential development. The Guidelines are a user friendly tool, designed to be used by developers, designers and the broader community.
View the adopted Knox Housing Strategy 2015 and Residential Design Guidelines.