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Land for Business

Current Status

At the 17 December 2018 Council Meeting, Council resolved to adopt the Knox Land for Business Directions Plan, December 2018 (Directions Plan) and Amendment C164 to the Knox Planning Scheme, and to submit the amendment to the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning (DELWP) for approval.

The amendment has been submitted to DELWP for the Minister of Planning to approve the amendment. If approved by the Minster, Amendment C164 will become part of the Knox Planning Scheme.

The Council report and appendices, including officer recommendations is available via this link or an extracted version of just the Land for Business Council report and appendices is available for download here (PDF 5.29MB).

Panel Hearing

The public panel hearing for Amendment C164 was held on 8-9 October 2018 at the offices of Planning Panels Victoria.

The Panel Report with the Panel’s recommendations for Amendment C164 is available here (PDF 1.38MB).

Directions Hearing

The Directions Hearing was held on Friday 7 September 2018 here at Knox City Council.

Draft Knox Land for Business Directions Plan, December 2018

Council adopted the Knox Land for Business Directions Plan, December 2018 (Directions Plan) at the 17 December 2018 Council Meeting.

The Directions Plan (2.20MB) provides strategic directions regarding land requirements taking into account employment projections, current land supply, economic trends, drivers of change and planning policy. It includes strategic planning, investment support, business support and other recommendations.

The Plan includes directions and actions to support Knox’s land for business, including:

  • Strengthening policy and support for Knox’s five ‘Significant Business Locations’ which are Knox’s largest and most significant employment clusters: Scoresby-Rowville-Knoxfield, Bayswater Business Precinct/ Bayswater Activity Centre, Wantirna Health Precinct, Knox Central, and Burwood Highway East Corridor.
  • Protecting the ‘core employment land areas’ within the Significant Business Locations of Scoresby-Rowville-Knoxfield and Bayswater Business Precinct for industry and employment generating uses, including the clustering of supply chains (and avoiding low economic output uses, low employment uses and/or uses that do not directly support the employment location, from using this valuable industrial and employment land);
  • Maintaining ‘local employment land areas’; and
  • Encouraging growth in industry sectors which provide Knox with the biggest economic benefit and are the key drivers of the economy in terms of flow-on benefits of regional exports, employment, value-added and local expenditure of goods and services.

It draws on and responds to the information and analysis included in the Land for Business Background report and supporting Technical Reports.

You may inspect the Directions Plan and background reports via the following links:

More information about the draft Directions Plan can be found below.

Paper copy also available

If you can’t access the information online, a paper copy of all documents are available at:

  • Knox Civic Centre, Customer Service Building and Planning Counter
    511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South VIC 3152 (weekdays 8:30am to 5pm).

Amendment C164 to the Knox Planning Scheme

Amendment C164 proposes to implement the land use and development findings of the draft Knox Land for Business Directions Plan, July 2017.

The amendment also updates economic and business land evidence, facts and figures and updates the scheme in relation to the current Community and Council Plan, corrects typographical errors and makes some minor revisions.

Supporting documents for Amendment C164 are available on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website. More information about proposed Amendment C164 can be found below.

More Information

Contact Council's City Futures team on 9298 8000 or email psamendments@knox.vic.gov.au

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