The Diamond Creek Traders Association is an active Association with an equally active committee. Our purpose is to build a cohesive community, whilst at the same time ensuring that the centre continues to be an economic hub.
Our purpose is to build a cohesive community, whilst at the same time ensuring that the centre continues to be an economic hub.
To assist us, funds are raised annually through a Special Rate Levy, whereby businesses in a selected precinct in Diamond Creek are charged an annual fee. This process is managed by Nillumbik Shire Council on a five-year cycle.
The committee draws down on these funds to put back into our marketing and promotions. These activities take many shapes and forms and include, but not restricted to Progressive Comedy Dinner Nights, Halloween Trick or Treat, Easter Egg Hunt. From time to time the association will print directories, Shopping Bags, and we also host and maintain a website. The Association is also active on social media – Facebook and Instagram.
Our Association also has a constant dialogue with Council representatives, across the economic, transport and the public realm. All these areas of Council, and their decisions impact on the prosperity of the Diamond Creek community, the place where we choose to work, it is our livelihood so we engage with them whenever possible.
The businesses in the Diamond Creek are charged an annual fee to deliver the above projects and employ a part-time co-ordinator. There is also an opportunity for other businesses in Diamond Creek to join if they feel that they can derive benefit. The membership entitles them to be a part of all of our activities, have a listing on our website, and be part of the social media space too. The fee is set by the committee at the AGM each year and the current fee is $350 per annum.
Any local business interested in joining, must complete the document listed below, and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
To foster successful business in Diamond Creek and develop a positive relationship with our current and potential customers in the immediate and secondary catchment areas so that they will continue to return to Diamond Creek for their shopping and servicing needs.
Develop marketing and promotional opportunities or special occasions and events to promote Diamond Creek businesses and where possible include local community groups as part of our promotional activities.
To ensure Diamond Creek fulfils it’s role as a vibrant Activity Centre.