In the postwar years, population increased dramatically in Diamond Creek and its neighbouring areas. The Diamond Valley Shire was created out of the northern part of the Shire of Heidelberg in 1964. Further population growth occurred throughout the 1970s.
The Diamond Creek Community Centre is jointly administered by the Shire of Nillumbik and the YMCA, and provides a venue for basketball, gymnasium and group fitness classes, child care, community classes and public and private functions. The centre also houses Nillumbik's Maternal & Child Health Service. The Community Centre served as an evacuation point, providing emergency accommodation, first aid and government relief to local residents affected by the February 2009 Victorian bushfires.
A prominent building in Diamond Creek is St John's Anglican church, located at the top of Main Road. On the other side of St John's is The Abbey. Once an old place of worship, in recent years it has been a reception centre, popular for weddings and other celebrations until it changed hands and is now a tasteful funeral parlour.
The Rotary Club of Diamond Creek organise the annual Diamond Creek Town Fair, a community event held each year in September. It commences with a parade which features local schools, scouting groups, child care centres and community groups. The fair offers food, crafts and fairground attractions, rides, wood chopping, local community stallholders, and entertainment. It traditionally concludes with an evening torchlight parade by the local CFA units and a fireworks display.
Diamond Creek also has a busy CFA (Country Fire Authority) volunteer fire brigade, which attends to over 230 emergency calls annually. The brigade was established in 1942. In 2005, a new emergency services centre was built on the Main Hurstbridge Rd, which includes CFA, Metropolitan Ambulance Service and Police facilities. The Diamond Creek CFA brigade has approximately 60 members, one pumper, two tankers, a slip on ute and a Toyota Hilux FCV, as well as an extensive collection of modern, advanced firefighting equipment and training facilities.
Diamond Creek has many large retailers, including a Coles Supermarket and a Mitre 10 Home & Trade. Diamond Creek's shopping centres have developed over the years.a Foodland grocery store operated for some years. A Tuckerbag was built as the first shopping centre (later Foodworks); that supermarket later became a Ritchies Supa IGA. A chicken-and-chips shop called Mr Rooster. As of 2011 a range of shops trades in the Diamond Creek Plaza: Tattersalls, Bakers Delight, IGA Liquor, Priceline Pharmacy. There are also several dining options available offering a wide variety of cuisine. The Diamond Creek Tavern, which has been fully renovated whilst still maintaining its charm offers bistro dining, a sports bar, terrace bar as well as function rooms.
The Diamond Creek Shopping Station has been extended three times, with a BWS and more stores to come. A fitness centre and a wheelchair-accessible Bendigo Bank, relocating from the IGA side of the Main Hurstbridge road.
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Who lives here?
- Families with kids
- Country Lovers