Introduction - Why is the Amendment Required?

Planning Scheme Amendment C143nill and C144nill proposes to implement and give statutory weight to the adopted Eltham and Diamond Creek Major Activity Centre Structure Plans that have been drafted and were presented to the Council Meetings on 14 December 2021 and 22 March 2022.

The Council Meeting of 22 March 2022 resolved to take the necessary steps to commence the planning scheme amendments (subject to modifications to the amendments) in accordance with the requirements of the Planning & Environment Act 1987.

Further information on the adopted Eltham and Diamond Creek Major Activity Centre Structure Plans, can be found at the below links:

The amendments apply to both the Eltham and Diamond Creek Activity Centre Zones, including the Bridge Street Business Area in Eltham. The particular land within the major activity centres affected by these amendments is the Activity Centre Zone, Schedules 1 & 2 (ACZ1 & ACZ2), and the Industrial 3 Zone (IN3Z).

Eltham Major Activity Centre:

Diamond Creek Major Activity Centre:

All documentation relating to the proposed amendment will be available for public inspection free of charge should the Minister for Planning authorise Council to prepare the amendment. You can read more about the proposed amendment and relating documentation in the report presented to Council on the 22nd March at the following link:

Meeting minutes and agendas - Nillumbik Shire Council

Or you can view key amendment documentation submitted to the Minister for Planning for authorisation in the ‘Document Library’ on this webpage.

Next Steps

Council has sought authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare Planning Scheme Amendment C143nill and C144nill. If authorised, the amendment will be placed on public exhibition. During exhibition, anyone can view documents free of charge and lodge a submission for Council’s consideration. Details of exhibition and how to make a submission will be released following authorisation.

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