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 was released for consultation in August/September 2021 and we sought people's views and ideas on the key issues outlined. The feedback provided will help to shape the recommendations of the draft UDF.

A summary of this Discussion Paper has also been prepared.

Stage 1 consultation and next steps

We undertook targeted stakeholder engagement on the Discussion Paper from 27 August to 27 September 2021. We are currently reviewing the submissions and will release a summary soon.

The feedback provided at this stage will be used to shape the draft Urban Design Framework, which will be released for consultation in early 2022.