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.

Adoption of the Urban Design Framework

Council adopted the Monash Boulevards Urban Design Framework at its meeting on 13 December 2022, endorsing the recommendations in the officer's report.

A copy of the adopted UDF is attached to the Council Report and is provided below.

More information:

Draft Urban Design Framework

The Draft UDF was released for community consultation. Follow the links below to read a summary and read it in full. The consultation ended on Friday, 19 August 2022. A summary of the feedback is available on the Consultation page.