NURP Creativity and Diversity

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Building on the rich history of “Making Things” in Preston and Northcote, Creativity and Diversity remain a key feature in this Precinct.

By encouraging a high level of creativity, a number of regenerative and community benefits are generated. These include more opportunities for enterprise and increased connections across communities and generations.

A greater profile for arts and creative endeavours removes barriers and increases opportunities for the community to participate in a variety of activities and promotes inclusiveness

Some of the Creativity and Diversity outcomes that the NURP aims to deliver include:

  • Providing adaptable spaces to support the emergence of a creative culture, e.g. by utilising former industrial buildings where different users can co-habit and activate the space;
  • Promoting and supporting temporary uses in car parks to activate public spaces and attract people;
  • Integrating streetscapes, public spaces, building facades and other infrastructure with cultural expression, e.g. streetscapes, way finding signage, and furniture.

Council made a presentation regarding the NURP to the Office of the Victorian Government Architect in March of 2016. A copy of the A3 poster regarding Creativity and Diversity that was shown at the presentation can be downloaded here.

* Please note that this page is for information only and that Council has not adopted these measures at time of publishing.



Building on the rich history of “Making Things” in Preston and Northcote, Creativity and Diversity remain a key feature in this Precinct.

By encouraging a high level of creativity, a number of regenerative and community benefits are generated. These include more opportunities for enterprise and increased connections across communities and generations.

A greater profile for arts and creative endeavours removes barriers and increases opportunities for the community to participate in a variety of activities and promotes inclusiveness

Some of the Creativity and Diversity outcomes that the NURP aims to deliver include:

  • Providing adaptable spaces to support the emergence of a creative culture, e.g. by utilising former industrial buildings where different users can co-habit and activate the space;
  • Promoting and supporting temporary uses in car parks to activate public spaces and attract people;
  • Integrating streetscapes, public spaces, building facades and other infrastructure with cultural expression, e.g. streetscapes, way finding signage, and furniture.

Council made a presentation regarding the NURP to the Office of the Victorian Government Architect in March of 2016. A copy of the A3 poster regarding Creativity and Diversity that was shown at the presentation can be downloaded here.

* Please note that this page is for information only and that Council has not adopted these measures at time of publishing.