Streets for People Croxton West Place-Making Project

As our city continues to grow, the role and function of our local streets is changing. Darebin City Council is committed to working with our community to help define what our streets will look and feel like in the future.

In 2018, the Darebin City Council launched Streets for People, an exciting project to transform local street networks in Darebin into more people-friendly places.

Since then, we have undertaken Streets for People projects across Darebin and are now seeking community input for our next study location, the Croxton west Place-making Project.

Project Background

The Croxton West precinct includes the streets between Normanby Avenue and Arthurton Road, and Merri Creek and St Georges Road. It also includes the Northcote Green Link and the Great Western Shimmy Streets for People corridors.

The corridor is affected by its proximity to major roads. It accommodates high levels of local walking and cycling activity by people of all ages and abilities moving between homes, train stations and tram stops, creek trails and schools.

The Northcote Green Link route is also being considered for designation as a primary transport cycling route as part of the State Government's Strategic Cycling network. These various transport considerations must be balanced with the need to provide safe and attractive streets for the local community to not only use, but also enjoy and be proud of.

Our vision for the Streets for People project is:

to create a neighbourhood that is safe, green, clean and welcoming

You can help us meet this vision

We have received your feedback for the first stage of the project which was identifying issues and opportunities to inform the draft concept designs. We will be collating this information and in early 2020 you will have another opportunity to let us know what you think.

If you have any questions about this project, you can Ask us a question.

Thank you for your time and interest in the Croxton West Place-making Project.

Next steps

Following this first round of consultation, we will use your feedback to develop some concept plans for the precinct. You will then be invited to provide comments and feedback.

For more information on other Streets for People projects, visit darebin.vic.gov.au/streetsforpeople



As our city continues to grow, the role and function of our local streets is changing. Darebin City Council is committed to working with our community to help define what our streets will look and feel like in the future.

In 2018, the Darebin City Council launched Streets for People, an exciting project to transform local street networks in Darebin into more people-friendly places.

Since then, we have undertaken Streets for People projects across Darebin and are now seeking community input for our next study location, the Croxton west Place-making Project.

Project Background

The Croxton West precinct includes the streets between Normanby Avenue and Arthurton Road, and Merri Creek and St Georges Road. It also includes the Northcote Green Link and the Great Western Shimmy Streets for People corridors.

The corridor is affected by its proximity to major roads. It accommodates high levels of local walking and cycling activity by people of all ages and abilities moving between homes, train stations and tram stops, creek trails and schools.

The Northcote Green Link route is also being considered for designation as a primary transport cycling route as part of the State Government's Strategic Cycling network. These various transport considerations must be balanced with the need to provide safe and attractive streets for the local community to not only use, but also enjoy and be proud of.

Our vision for the Streets for People project is:

to create a neighbourhood that is safe, green, clean and welcoming

You can help us meet this vision

We have received your feedback for the first stage of the project which was identifying issues and opportunities to inform the draft concept designs. We will be collating this information and in early 2020 you will have another opportunity to let us know what you think.

If you have any questions about this project, you can Ask us a question.

Thank you for your time and interest in the Croxton West Place-making Project.

Next steps

Following this first round of consultation, we will use your feedback to develop some concept plans for the precinct. You will then be invited to provide comments and feedback.

For more information on other Streets for People projects, visit darebin.vic.gov.au/streetsforpeople



Ask your questions

  • I have only now had a chance to use the interactive map, and I've discovered that the consultation period has closed! I knew about the map from a flyer in my letterbox. The flyer did not say that when the consultation period was ending, so I'm very upset that I've missed my chance to provide feedback.

    SDB asked 30 days ago

    Hi SDB, thanks for your feedback, and sorry to hear you missed the engagaemnt period. I can confirm that the flyer included the closing date for providing input as 'Sunday 20th October 2019.'

    In addition to the direct mail out to all residents in the precinct, we also promoted the engagement through the local Leader newspapers (Preston and Northcote editions), via social media, and through a variety of local newsletters.

    There will be another opportunity to provide feedback in 2020 when we present our Round 1 Engagement Summary and draft concept designs to the community. More information will be available when we confrim the dates.

  • We use Leinster Grove to get to Arthurton Rd for school and to head to CERES etc- does this plan mean we cant enter/exit Woolhouse Street onto/from Arthurton Road? I can't take the 2 kids to school on a bicycle and then head to work

    Thornbronx asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Thornbronx, and thanks for your question.

    We haven't proposed any solutions to the traffic issues yet, however as part of the Feasibility Study for the Great Western Shimmy, a vehicle restriction was highlighted as one possible outcome.

    We will use the feedback from this first round of engagament to design some draft concept plans which will then be presented back to the community in 2020 for further feedback.

    Thanks for your interest in this project.


  • Your flyer indicates that Council has 'identified some of the challenges in the Croxton West area.' What are they?

    Bob asked about 2 months ago

    Hi Bob, and thanks for your question.

    Two of the most common themes that come up as challenges in the area are:

    • The volume and speed of non-local traffic using the streets in the precinct
    • Safety for people on bikes

    During this first round of engagament, we are asking for our community to tell us about any challenges they have using the precinct, as residents, workers, visitors and other road user types. We can then tie all of this information together into a summary report, and use this to develop draft concept plans for the area. During the next stage of engagament, we will ask the community to provide feedback on the draft plans.

    If you haven't done so yet, we encourage you to add to the map, letting us know any areas that are working well, and any that need improvement.

    Thanks!

  • Can we put a frequent presence of speed/safety cameras through the area along with fines to minimise the rat race along Leinster grove?

    Rick asked about 2 months ago

    Hi Rick,

    Once we have finished this first round of listening to the issues, we will look at different ways to treat the streets including ways to reduce the volume of non-local traffic using the precinct as a short cut.

    Thanks for your suggestion!

  • Don't restrict traffic flow from this area to the other side of St George's Road as occurred previously when the water pipes were replaced

    Derek Price asked about 2 months ago

    Hi Derek, thanks for your feedback!

  • What is the boundary of The Northcote Green Link route you refer to? Where is this?

    Local resident asked about 2 months ago

    Thanks for your question. The Northcote Green Link is one of our Streets for People cycling corridors, endorsed by Council as part of the Streets for People Feasibility Study in October 2018. It is an east west link between Darebin Creek and Merri Creek, following Abbott Street, Christmas Street, Dennis Street and Beaconsfield Parade to St Georges Road, then Beavers Road to the creek.