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Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre Masterplan


The Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre Masterplan was adopted by Council at the November 2018 Council Meeting.

View the Masterplan below:

Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre Masterplan  (pdf, 5MB)

Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre Masterplan – Background Report  (pdf, 3MB)

Ringwood MAC Amendment C130

Maroondah City Council has prepared Amendment C130 to the Maroondah Planning Scheme. 

Amendment C130 implements the objectives and strategies of the Ringwood MAC Masterplan 2018 into the Maroondah Planning Scheme through the application of local policy, zones and overlays.

The Minister for Planning is responsible for authorising Amendment C130. Council has submitted the Masterplan and associated documentation to the Minister and following ministerial authorisation, exhibition of the amendment will occur.


The Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre (MAC) Masterplan 2018 was adopted by Council 26 November 2018 and replaces the 2004 Ringwood Transit City Masterplan.

Extensive community consultation and discussion with stakeholder groups was undertaken and highly valued in the development of the revised Ringwood MAC Masterplan.

What is a masterplan?

A masterplan establishes a framework to enable the delivery of a centre that has a diverse, compact and well-connected community rich in local jobs, transport, services, culture and affordable housing. Protecting valuable natural and historical features, as well as using land more efficiently, are also important objectives of masterplans.

Our vision for Ringwood MAC

The vision for the Ringwood MAC Masterplan is described in the image below:

Ringwood MAC Masterplan themes

Ringwood is the major urban destination in Melbourne’s outer east. It will contain a vibrant city centre, with an active local economy and contemporary lifestyle options. The vibrant centre boasts integrated and sustainable retail, commercial, leisure, civic and residential activities set in a natural landscape connected through an advanced road and rail network.

Key principles

The key principles for the masterplan are to:

  • Reinforce Ringwood MAC as the principal retail, commercial, community, entertainment and employment focal point of the region.
  • Define Ringwood MAC as the most convenient, safe, accessible place in the region.
  • Enhance the natural environmental features of Ringwood MAC to distinguish it from other suburban activity centres.
  • Establish a true mixed use Centre that promotes high quality urban design.
  • Create high quality public spaces that provide for a safe and convenient pedestrian and cyclist environment.
  • Provide the infrastructure needed to support the increased number of residents, workers and visitors and mechanisms to fund future infrastructure. 
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