Masterplan for DVSFC


Council has adopted the Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre (DVSFC) Masterplan. The preparation of this key strategic document was jointly funded by Council and State Government.

The Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre (DVSFC) is Nillumbik Shire Council’s regional centre for indoor sport and active recreation activities.

The centre delivers important health, wellbeing, sport and fitness service to over 450,000 visitors and 7000 registered indoor sports players annually. It does this across a wide range of popular activities including basketball, badminton, netball, table tennis, volleyball, squash and soccer/futsal training and competition, school, and community use and fitness programs. Centre users come from within a 15km radius that includes Nillumbik Shire as well as parts of Banyule, Darebin and Whittlesea Local Government areas.

Built in 1976 the facility is 42 years old and whilst the facility has undergone a number of minor upgrades in the past 15 years, it now requires substantial redevelopment to meet community needs and expectations, deliver enhanced access and inclusion outcomes, address compliance and respond to its identified position as a regional sporting facility (Sub Regional Indoor Stadium Study 2017).

The masterplan aims to:

  • Integrate the facility with the broader precinct by providing good connection between the transport, library, education, civic services and sport and recreation activities that are all in the broader precinct, and enables them to work well together.

  • Bring all the development conversations in to one conversation.

  • Determine the strategic direction for the centre that defines the centre’s role servicing a regional catchment, the services it needs to odder, and how it can evolve over time to meet the community’s needs for the next 40 years.

  • Develops a facility design component schedule to inform a staged redevelopment option and maintain the operation of the Centre.

  • Prepare a concept design and cost plan for the proposed redevelopment on a challenging site with a significant slope, restricted boundaries as the basis for securing external funding through State and Federal grant programs.  This builds on the $6.5 million commitment to deliver urgent access, amenity and building compliance works starting in late 2018.

Council adoption of the masterplan provides Council with a strategic document to support future funding applications and inform the strategic direction for future facility redevelopment.