Streets for People Northern Reservoir Corridor

In 2018, the City of Darebin launched an exciting project to transform part of our local street network into more people-friendly places.


We are now seeking your final feedback for the draft Streets for People Northern Reservoir Corridor strategy and concept designs.


What has happened so far?

The concept designs and strategy have been developed through two previous rounds of community engagement which included:

  • Public survey on issues and opportunities (March 2019)
  • Public drop-in session on issues and opportunities (March 2019)
  • Street champion workshop on addressing the issues (March 2019)
  • Public survey on the draft concepts (April/May 2019)
  • Public drop-in session on the draft concept designs (May 2019)
  • Street champion workshop on confirming the direction of the draft concept designs (May 2019)
  • Council endorse strategy for final consultation (September 2019)
  • Community survey on final strategy and plans (NOW)

You can view the outcomes from the previous engagament in the Round 1 Engagement Summary and Round 2 Engagement Summary.


What's next?

You are invited to complete the Streets for People Northern Reservoir Corridor survey from Tuesday 3rd September to Sunday 22nd September, or ask a question at the bottom of this page.

The survey asks questions regarding the Streets for People strategy document – please ensure you have access to a copy of this document for reference.

The survey will close on the 22nd of September - thank you for your time and interest in the project and we look forward to hearing from you!

Following this final round of consultation, Council will be asked to endorse the strategy for delivery at a Council meeting in November 2019, with design and construction beginning in early 2020.

Stay tuned for further updates by registering below or via the City of Darebin Facebook page.

You can also keep up to date on the Preston Activity Link via our Streets for People Preston Activity Link page.


Project Background

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.

Following a successful consultation in 2018 for our first Streets for People Corridor in Thornbury / Northcote (available in the document library), Darebin Council is working on our second Streets for People project, the Northern Reservoir Corridor, which runs along Broadhurst Avenue from Merri Creek to High Street, and Crookston Road from Cheddar Road to Boldrewood Parade, continuing on McMahon Street to the Darebin Creek Trail.

In October 2018, the Streets for People Feasibility Study was endorsed by Council, and two of the eight corridors were selected for investigation in 2019 - the Preston Activity Link, and the Northern Reservoir Corridor. The focus of this study is the Northern Reservoir Corridor which includes Broadhurst Avenue in the west and Crookston Road and McMahon Road (between Boldrewood Parade and the Darebin Creek Trail), in the east (shown in the above map). To read the full Feasibility Study Report, download it from the Document Library (on the right).

The corridor is affected by its intersections with major roads, and accommodates high levels of local walking and cycling activity by a range of people of all ages and abilities moving between homes, Ruthven train station, local schools and creek trails. This route is also being considered for designation as a primary or secondary 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

In 2018, the City of Darebin launched an exciting project to transform part of our local street network into more people-friendly places.


We are now seeking your final feedback for the draft Streets for People Northern Reservoir Corridor strategy and concept designs.


What has happened so far?

The concept designs and strategy have been developed through two previous rounds of community engagement which included:

  • Public survey on issues and opportunities (March 2019)
  • Public drop-in session on issues and opportunities (March 2019)
  • Street champion workshop on addressing the issues (March 2019)
  • Public survey on the draft concepts (April/May 2019)
  • Public drop-in session on the draft concept designs (May 2019)
  • Street champion workshop on confirming the direction of the draft concept designs (May 2019)
  • Council endorse strategy for final consultation (September 2019)
  • Community survey on final strategy and plans (NOW)

You can view the outcomes from the previous engagament in the Round 1 Engagement Summary and Round 2 Engagement Summary.


What's next?

You are invited to complete the Streets for People Northern Reservoir Corridor survey from Tuesday 3rd September to Sunday 22nd September, or ask a question at the bottom of this page.

The survey asks questions regarding the Streets for People strategy document – please ensure you have access to a copy of this document for reference.

The survey will close on the 22nd of September - thank you for your time and interest in the project and we look forward to hearing from you!

Following this final round of consultation, Council will be asked to endorse the strategy for delivery at a Council meeting in November 2019, with design and construction beginning in early 2020.

Stay tuned for further updates by registering below or via the City of Darebin Facebook page.

You can also keep up to date on the Preston Activity Link via our Streets for People Preston Activity Link page.


Project Background

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.

Following a successful consultation in 2018 for our first Streets for People Corridor in Thornbury / Northcote (available in the document library), Darebin Council is working on our second Streets for People project, the Northern Reservoir Corridor, which runs along Broadhurst Avenue from Merri Creek to High Street, and Crookston Road from Cheddar Road to Boldrewood Parade, continuing on McMahon Street to the Darebin Creek Trail.

In October 2018, the Streets for People Feasibility Study was endorsed by Council, and two of the eight corridors were selected for investigation in 2019 - the Preston Activity Link, and the Northern Reservoir Corridor. The focus of this study is the Northern Reservoir Corridor which includes Broadhurst Avenue in the west and Crookston Road and McMahon Road (between Boldrewood Parade and the Darebin Creek Trail), in the east (shown in the above map). To read the full Feasibility Study Report, download it from the Document Library (on the right).

The corridor is affected by its intersections with major roads, and accommodates high levels of local walking and cycling activity by a range of people of all ages and abilities moving between homes, Ruthven train station, local schools and creek trails. This route is also being considered for designation as a primary or secondary 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

  • Round 2 Engagement Summary Report now available

    about 2 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the second round of engagement for the Northern Reservoir Corridor. You can now view the results in the Document Library, or by clicking here.

    In September we will be inviting your feedback on the whole strategy - register for updates if you would like to be notified when the survey opens!

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the second round of engagement for the Northern Reservoir Corridor. You can now view the results in the Document Library, or by clicking here.

    In September we will be inviting your feedback on the whole strategy - register for updates if you would like to be notified when the survey opens!

  • We are now collating your feedback from Round 2!

    3 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who contributed to Round 2 of our engagement process for the Northern Reservoir Corridor!

    On Saturday 18th May, we had around 50 people drop-in to view and discuss the concept plans, followed by a workshop with 10 of our local Street Champions. We are also now in the process of collating the feedback from the survey which was open from Tuesday 23rd April to Sunday 19th May.

    The feedback has been largely positive, and we look forward to sharing the results with everyone as soon as our consultation report is ready.


    Thank you to everyone who contributed to Round 2 of our engagement process for the Northern Reservoir Corridor!

    On Saturday 18th May, we had around 50 people drop-in to view and discuss the concept plans, followed by a workshop with 10 of our local Street Champions. We are also now in the process of collating the feedback from the survey which was open from Tuesday 23rd April to Sunday 19th May.

    The feedback has been largely positive, and we look forward to sharing the results with everyone as soon as our consultation report is ready.


  • Stage 2 for community feedback

    6 months ago
    Reservoir aspirations

    On Saturday 30th March, our Street Champions participated in a workshop where we presented the feedback from the first round of community engagement, and worked through ideas for making the Northern Reservoir Corridor better for our community. The following shows the results of our online survey in terms of what our community values and would like to see more of in the future:

    The next stage of this project is to create concept plans for our community to view and provide feedback on. We will be conducting another online survey, which will be open from Tuesday 23rd April until Sunday 19th May, along with a community drop-in session on Saturday 18th May.

    Stay tuned for more details on how to contribute to this process!


    On Saturday 30th March, our Street Champions participated in a workshop where we presented the feedback from the first round of community engagement, and worked through ideas for making the Northern Reservoir Corridor better for our community. The following shows the results of our online survey in terms of what our community values and would like to see more of in the future:

    The next stage of this project is to create concept plans for our community to view and provide feedback on. We will be conducting another online survey, which will be open from Tuesday 23rd April until Sunday 19th May, along with a community drop-in session on Saturday 18th May.

    Stay tuned for more details on how to contribute to this process!


  • We are now collating your feedback!

    6 months ago

    Thanks to everyone who got involved and provided us feedback. We heard from the community through our survey page, emails, phone calls and the Community Drop-In Session this past weekend.

    We will now collate the feedback, and for those who nominated to be a Street Champion, we will be in touch with next steps soon.


    Thanks to everyone who got involved and provided us feedback. We heard from the community through our survey page, emails, phone calls and the Community Drop-In Session this past weekend.

    We will now collate the feedback, and for those who nominated to be a Street Champion, we will be in touch with next steps soon.


  • Have your say and get involved!

    7 months ago

    We are now inviting you to get involved in the project by completing an online survey, asking a question, or nominating yourself as a street champion.

    We are now inviting you to get involved in the project by completing an online survey, asking a question, or nominating yourself as a street champion.