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

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.

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 Preston Activity Link includes Eric Street and Cramer Street in the west, and Gower Street and Chifley Drive in the east. 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, train stations, 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


What's next?

Thank you for your feedback!

Please note, we require further investigation and testing of our options for the Preston Activity Link. As a result we will be postponing Stage 2 of our community engagement until early 2020. We want to make sure we get this right!


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 Northern Reservoir Corridor via our Streets for People Northern Reservoir Corridor page.




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

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.

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 Preston Activity Link includes Eric Street and Cramer Street in the west, and Gower Street and Chifley Drive in the east. 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, train stations, 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


What's next?

Thank you for your feedback!

Please note, we require further investigation and testing of our options for the Preston Activity Link. As a result we will be postponing Stage 2 of our community engagement until early 2020. We want to make sure we get this right!


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 Northern Reservoir Corridor via our Streets for People Northern Reservoir Corridor page.




  • Stage 2 for community feedback

    8 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!

    8 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!

    9 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.