Eltham Major Activity Centre

View of Eltham Town Square including fountain

The Eltham Major Activity Centre (MAC) is mostly located on Main Road. The road connects Eltham with suburban Melbourne to the south and to the Shire’s Green Wedge and rural townships to the north.

Structure plan

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

The current structure plan for the Eltham MAC is included in Schedule 1 of the Activity Centre Zone (ACZ1) in the Nillumbik Planning Scheme.

New structure plan

To meet the current and future needs of Eltham, Council completed a review of the current 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 Eltham MAC along with objectives, strategies and design guidelines focused on five key areas: 

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

Council adopted the new structure plan for Eltham in August 2020. 

View the new structure plan

Eltham Major Activity Centre Structure Plan (2020)(PDF, 14MB)

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.

The Council Meeting of 22 March 2022 resolved to take the necessary steps to commence such a planning scheme amendment. View the agenda and minutes, including the relevant resolution.

More information

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

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