Diamond Creek Major Activity Centre

View from the bridge into the main street of Diamond Creek

The Diamond Creek Major Activity Centre (MAC) is located in the Diamond Creek valley and is semi-rural in character. It is anchored along Main Hurstbridge Road which serves as a spine and major road corridor through the activity centre.

Structure plan

Nillumbik Shire Council's vision for the Diamond Creek MAC for the next 10 years and how change and growth will be managed is set out in a structure plan.

The existing structure plan for Diamond Creek is included in Schedule 2 of the Activity Centre Zone (ACZ2) in the Nillumbik Planning Scheme.

New structure plan

To meet the current and future needs of Diamond Creek, Council completed a review of the Diamond Creek MAC structure plan. This included commissioning research and engaging with the community to gather input for the new plan.

The new structure plan sets out the overall vision for the Diamond Creek MAC along with objectives, strategies and design guidelines focused on five key areas: 

  • land use activities and development
  • built form character
  • movement and access
  • landscape and place activation 
  • community and leisure

Council adopted the new structure plan for Diamond Creek in September 2020. 

View the new structure plan

Diamond Creek Major Activity Centre Structure Plan (2020)(PDF, 29MB)

Next steps

The next step is to include the new structure plan in the Nillumbik Planning Scheme. To do this, Council will need to follow a legal process called a planning scheme amendment. This process usually takes between 12 and 18 months and involves significant community engagement.

More information

To find out more about the Diamond Creek MAC structure plan, contact:

Strategic Planning
Email: strategic.planning@nillumbik.vic.gov.au