Streets for People Preston Activity Link

Map of Preston Activity Link corridor including Cramer Street from Eric Street and Elizabeth Street to St Georges Road, and Gower Street from Plenty Road to Chifley Drive.

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

We are now in the construction phase for our first two Streets for People projects in Northcote/Thornbury and Northern Reservoir.

For our next study location, the Preston Activity Link, we are now collating your feedback from the latest round of community engagement.


What's happened so far?

The Preston Activity Link includes three sections:

  • Preston West - Eric Street and Cramer Street between Elizabeth Street and St Georges Road
  • Preston Central - Cramer Street and Gower Street between St Georges Road and Plenty Road
  • Preston East - Gower Street and Chifley Drive between Plenty Road and Darebin Creek

The full Feasibility Study Report includes this and seven other Streets for People corridors. This report was endorsed by Council in October 2018.

The corridor is affected by its intersections with major roads, tram routes and train lines, and has high levels of local walking and cycling activity by a range of people of all ages and abilities moving between homes, public transport, local business and schools. This 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

We have now enagaged our community for two stages:

  • March 2019 - Identifying issues and feedback on the Feasibility Study
  • February 2020 - Feedback on the draft proposals


What's happening next?

Using the feedback we collected during both rounds of engagement, we are reviewing the draft proposals again to develop the final concept designs for the Preston Activity Link (West).

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

Please note that the Preston Activity Link – Preston East has been postponed. Please register to get updates on this section of the Streets for People project.


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

We are now in the construction phase for our first two Streets for People projects in Northcote/Thornbury and Northern Reservoir.

For our next study location, the Preston Activity Link, we are now collating your feedback from the latest round of community engagement.


What's happened so far?

The Preston Activity Link includes three sections:

  • Preston West - Eric Street and Cramer Street between Elizabeth Street and St Georges Road
  • Preston Central - Cramer Street and Gower Street between St Georges Road and Plenty Road
  • Preston East - Gower Street and Chifley Drive between Plenty Road and Darebin Creek

The full Feasibility Study Report includes this and seven other Streets for People corridors. This report was endorsed by Council in October 2018.

The corridor is affected by its intersections with major roads, tram routes and train lines, and has high levels of local walking and cycling activity by a range of people of all ages and abilities moving between homes, public transport, local business and schools. This 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

We have now enagaged our community for two stages:

  • March 2019 - Identifying issues and feedback on the Feasibility Study
  • February 2020 - Feedback on the draft proposals


What's happening next?

Using the feedback we collected during both rounds of engagement, we are reviewing the draft proposals again to develop the final concept designs for the Preston Activity Link (West).

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

Please note that the Preston Activity Link – Preston East has been postponed. Please register to get updates on this section of the Streets for People project.


  • Thank you for your feedback!

    about 1 month ago

    We have now closed the latest round of engagement, and will use your feedback to further develop the concept plans.

    Thank you to everyone who particpated and provided comments.

    We have now closed the latest round of engagement, and will use your feedback to further develop the concept plans.

    Thank you to everyone who particpated and provided comments.

  • Round 2 Feedback Now Open!

    about 1 month ago

    Using your feedback from the first round of engagement in 2019, we have developed a draft proposal for the area and would love to hear your thoughts. You can view the draft summary, respond to the survey or ask a question from now Friday 31 January to Sunday 16 February, 2020.

    Using your feedback from the first round of engagement in 2019, we have developed a draft proposal for the area and would love to hear your thoughts. You can view the draft summary, respond to the survey or ask a question from now Friday 31 January to Sunday 16 February, 2020.

  • Stage 2 for community feedback

    12 months ago
    Preston 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 Preston Activity Link 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 refine the concept plans for our community to view and provide feedback on. Please note this process has been delayed until later in 2019 as we need to do further investigation before presenting the draft concept plans.

    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 Preston Activity Link 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 refine the concept plans for our community to view and provide feedback on. Please note this process has been delayed until later in 2019 as we need to do further investigation before presenting the draft concept plans.

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

  • We are now collating your feedback!

    about 1 year 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!

    about 1 year 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.