About the Strategy
The Strategy supports a scaled approach to residential development to accommodate population growth and the community's changing household needs. This scaled approach recognises that some parts of the City will need to accommodate change and there will be limited change in other areas to protect and enhance Knox's green and leafy character and protect areas of environmental significance.
Areas within Knox are designated as:
Preferred housing types
The Strategy sets out the preferred types of housing for each area. These include:
- detached dwellings
- dual occupancies
- villa units
- townhouses and/or apartments.
Knox Residential Guidelines
The Knox Housing Strategy is supported by residential guidelines that provide detailed guidance for the different residential areas and preferred types of housing.
Amendment C131knox implemented the relevant recommendations of the Housing Strategy into the Knox Planning Scheme to support a scaled approach to residential development.
The Amendment was approved and gazetted by the Minister for Planning in March 2016.
Amendment C131knox and its supporting documents are available on the Department Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.
Find out more about Planning Scheme Amendments.
Zones and overlays
Planning controls apply to every property in Knox. For more information, see the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.