Help shape Lilydale’s future

An aerial photo of Lilydale.

What will Lilydale look like in 2050?

Council is encouraging community members to share their thoughts about Lilydale’s future, for the upcoming Lilydale Structure Plan.

Drawing on the community’s vision of the Lilydale Place Plan, the Structure Plan will translate these aspirations into real projects and design options. It will detail Lilydale’s future infrastructure and planning and will guide Council’s decisions for the centre over the coming decades.

Council has prepared an Issues and Opportunities paper, which identifies a number of issues important to Lilydale’s future, including:

  • The Lilydale Bypass – and whether Council should support a bypass for the town
  • More spaces for community members to meet and gather in the centre
  • Whether Lilydale can have a mix of higher density employment and residential development around the town centre’s commercial core, such as office and apartment buildings
  • Making Main Street, Lilydale more pedestrian-friendly and supportive of local businesses
  • Whether more properties in Lilydale should be protected by heritage planning controls

The Structure Plan is the next step from the recent Lilydale Place Plan, adopted by Council in 2019. The Place Plan created an overarching vision for Lilydale’s future, while the Structure Plan will explore the physical design of the town to achieve that vision.

Council last created a Structure Plan for the town in 2006. However, several projects have begun since that will change the way the town looks, including the redevelopment of the old quarry site, the level crossing removal project at Lilydale Station, the expected growth of the Box Hill Institute campus and Council’s Civic Centre redevelopment project.

An online webinar will be held on Wednesday 19 August, where community members can learn more about the Structure Plan and have their questions answered.

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