The Monash Boulevards Urban Design Framework (UDF) will develop a strong vision for the major boulevards of Dandenong Road (Princes Highway) and Springvale Road to guide the future residential development and improvements to the public realm.

The purpose of the UDF is:

  • To build on the Monash Housing Strategy (2014) and set out a bold, compelling and shared vision to guide future built form and residential development (within residential zones) along the two boulevards to guide future decision-making.
  • To consider and address the mix of different land uses and built form (including building heights) along the boulevards, as well as the interfaces with surrounding areas, such as sensitive residential and heritage places, and commercial/industrial areas.
  • To provide design guidelines that can be translated into policy and planning scheme provisions.
  • To consider improvements for the urban design of the public realm, including footpaths, cycle paths/lanes, street infrastructure, utilities and facilities, and street trees.
  • To inform future private and public investment that can be directed to these two boulevards.

Discussion Paper

The Discussion Paper has been developed to consolidate the key issues, opportunities and challenges to be addressed in the development of the UDF for the Monash Boulevards.

The paper builds on the analysis that has been undertaken to date for the study area, along with a review of relevant strategic documents, planning policies and controls.

The Discussion Paper has been released for consultation and we are seeking your views and ideas on the key issues outlined. This will help to shape the recommendations of the draft UDF.

A summary of has also been prepared and profiles / issues and opportunities of each of the sub-precincts can be found on the interactive map page.

How to participate

Complete the survey

Complete the survey to tell us what you think. You can complete the survey by responding to each of the questions or by uploading a prepared submission or supporting documents. If you do not wish to provide your name and contact information, the survey will ask you some demographic questions.

Drop a pin on the map

In addition to completing the survey, you can also contribute by dropping pins and comments on our interactive map. You must be a registered user of Shape Monash in order to contribute.

Provide a written submission

We can also accept submissions in the following ways:

  • By email to strategicplanning@monash.vic.gov.au
  • In writing addressed to Strategic Planning Coordinator, Monash City Council, PO Box 1, Glen Waverley VIC 3150.

Next steps

Your feedback will be used to shape the draft Urban Design Framework, which will be released for consultation later in the year.