Frequently asked questions

Why this vision for Box Hill?

With Box Hill already a key business, residential and retail destination, our vision is to create a bustling new town square and a world class mixed-use precinct with new residential, commercial and retail developments.

Revitalising the heart of Box Hill’s CBD will bring more than new 6,000 workers and 3,800 residents working and living in Box Hill’s town centre by 2030.


What approval is required?

The development applications are subject to the usual approval process by the Whitehorse City Council and the projects still require approval by Box Hill Central’s owners, Vicinity Centres.


How many jobs will the project create?

Bringing our vision to life over the next decade will generate, 2,400 direct jobs during construction and, upon completion, there will be up to 6,000 new jobs in the Box Hill CBD.


How will the proposed projects impact trade?

We will have a staged and phased approach. If approved, the recently lodged development applications and the long-term masterplan will be delivered in stages, to minimise customer disruption and centre impacts.


What are the development applications for?

We’re seeking approval from Whitehorse City Council for the first two planned projects. These include:

  • 3,350 square metres of new public space featuring a town square, amphitheatre, extension of Main Street and extension of Prospect Street to link with Clisby Court and Whitehorse Road
  • a 25-level commercial office building next to Box Hill train station.

A new residential development application for apartments, office space and ground level retail trading onto a revitalised Main Street is expected to be lodged mid-year.


If Council approves these projects how long will construction take and when will it start?

If the development applications are approved by Council, we anticipate the projects could be developed over a three-year period.

Lodging our first two town planning applications is the first step in the long-term planning process and we will provide an update when we will be moving forward.


What are the next steps from here?

Lodging our first two development applications is the first step in the long-term planning process.

A new residential development application for apartments, office space and ground level retail trading onto a revitalised Main Street is expected to be lodged mid-year.

These town planning applications are subject to the usual approval process by the Whitehorse City Council and the projects still require approval by Box Hill Central’s owners, Vicinity Centres.


Are you adding any car parks?

Yes, both the commercial office and residential buildings will include car spaces for workers and residents. In addition, the new public open spaces and the extension of Main Street and Prospect Street will provide greater access through Box Hill’s town centre for pedestrians, cyclists and cars