OUR VISION FOR BOX HILL

We’ve unveiled our vision for the exciting future of Box Hill, in what would be one of Victoria’s largest private urban regeneration projects.

Our 10-year vision will transform the centre of Box Hill into a world-class precinct and thriving destination, with a bustling new town square supported by residential, commercial and retail developments for the community to enjoy work and play close to home.

The redevelopment proposal will revitalise the Box Hill CBD, attracting more workers, more residents and more businesses to one of Melbourne’s most exciting suburbs, providing opportunity for local business and creating jobs in the process.

Turning the dream into reality will be a long-term process that we’re pleased to be able to enjoy in consultation with our engaged community and partners in Box Hill.

We have lodged a number of development applications with the Whitehorse City Council to progress key projects, including:

New Public Space

We’ve included plans for an exciting new public space that will open up the centre of Box Hill with a Spanish Steps-inspired amphitheatre, town square and a new extension of Main Street. As you can see in our artist’s impressions, the space will provide a welcoming and safe place for hosting community events, entertainment, art and music, allowing the Box Hill community to enjoy time relaxing with family and friends.

Box Hill Development: Public Space

New Residential Building

We’ve lodged an application for a new residential building which will include apartments, office space, and ground level retail space trading out onto a revitalised Main Street. The impressive new building proposal will feature 366 apartments over 50 levels.

New Commercial Offices

A new 25-storey commercial office building next to Box Hill train station will attract new workers and new businesses to Box Hill.
We have also lodged an application for additional office space on our Box Hill South site off Carrington Road. The proposal includes two additional storeys of offices and a new dedicated entrance to the centre from Carrington Road.

New Walkways and Roads

We’re proposing to create new walkways and roads to connect the precinct’s residential, commercial, transport, retail and hospitality offerings to Whitehorse Road, providing optimum traffic flow and improving access in and out of Box Hill CBD.

With Box Hill as a key business, residential and retail destination, our plans are about creating a thriving urban space to meet changing consumer trends to live, work and play close to home.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHY THIS VISION FOR BOX HILL?

With Box Hill already existing as 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.

WHAT ARE THE TOWN PLANNING APPLICATIONS FOR?

Our owners, Vicinity Centres, are seeking approval from Whitehorse City Council for the first three planned projects for Box Hill Central North. 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 application for 366 apartments, office space and ground level retail trading onto a revitalised Main Street.

IF COUNCIL APPROVES THESE PROJECTS HOW LONG WILL CONSTRUCTION TAKE AND WHEN WILL IT START?

If the town planning applications are approved by Council, we anticipate the first stage of projects could be developed over a three-year period however, with the impacts and uncertainty regarding COVID-19, this may change.

Our Box Hill 10-year vision is a key proposal and staged development within our mixed-use pipeline, and the development applications lodged for the public space and commercial office building are part of the long-term planning process on this key asset.

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 FOR RETAILERS?

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 NEXT STEPS FROM HERE?

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

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.

DEVELOPMENT UPDATES

UPDATE: 16th April 2021

We have lodged three development applications with the City of Whitehorse for a series of key projects, including a residential building which will 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 application for 366 apartments, office space and ground level retail trading onto a revitalised Main Street.

Over the next couple of weeks, the City of Whitehorse will begin advertising the project as part of their usual town planning permit process, giving you another opportunity to have your say. You will notice advertising signs around the site and may receive correspondence via mail from the City of Whitehorse.

We are committed to engaging with the Box Hill community throughout the course of our 10-year transformation project and welcome any feedback directly. Should you wish to learn more, please contact our helpful Box Hill Central team by phone on 9843 3900 or email BoxHill.Management@vicinity.com.au.

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