Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan

The Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan is an important planning document that provides guidance for the future development of the Activity Centre. The Structure Plan seeks to capture and protect the unique village feel and bush character of Heathmont, whilst providing clear direction for commercial growth and the preferred future development throughout the activity centre.

Activity Centres facilitate the delivery of essential goods and services to residents, businesses and visitors. The existence of a comprehensive network of activity centres, that differ in size and function, is an important factor in the health of the municipality, particularly with regard to economic activity, employment and service provision.

A structure plan is a means to provide precinct-specific direction on the extent, form and location of land use and development. The preparation of structure plans for Maroondah’s Neighbourhood activity centres is designed to protect and enhance the role of the centres, help direct capital spending on public realm and infrastructure improvements, and protect residential areas from the encroachment of inappropriate commercial uses.

Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan and Amendment C97

At its meeting on 26 August 2013, Maroondah City Council voted to adopt the Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan.

The Heathmont Activity Centre Planning Scheme Amendment C97 was gazetted (with changes) by the Minister for Planning on 11 October 2018. The Amendment implements the Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan into the Maroondah Planning Scheme for commercial zoned land.

The Heathmont Activity Centre Structure Plan was prepared over a two-year period in consultation with the community and landowners and can be accessed below: 

Introduction(PDF, 13MB)

Background and Context(PDF, 602KB)

Community and Stakeholder Engagement(PDF, 627KB)

Key Ambitions and Principles(PDF, 377KB)

Structure Plan(PDF, 13MB)

Implementation(PDF, 203KB)