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 later in 2019. 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 later in 2019. 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.




Ask your questions here

  • Are you able to reopen the survey as there was not much time to respond. With the limited information you provided on the flyer and the short time period to do the survey, I feel like we were not given the opportunity to have our say. Are you able to reopen?

    Dianne asked 6 months ago

    Thanks for your question and for your interest in participating in the survey. Sorry you missed the opportunity to respond to the survey, but due to the tight timeline for this project, we are unable to re-open the survey.

    However, if you have any particular concerns or comments about the project please email us. We are also looking at increasing the opportunities for participation at the next stage of engagement where we will be seeking further feedback from the community. You can register to receive updates to make sure you don’t miss out when this takes place.


  • Other than the survey, what consultation will be conducted with the residents that will be directly impacted on by any changes? Will everyone be given a fair opportunity to express and present their opinions or preferences?

    Elizabeth L asked 6 months ago

    Thanks for your question Elizabeth!

    Council uses multiple channels to ensure the widest cross section of the community is reached for feedback. All residents along the Preston Activity Link corridor have been mailed an information flyer, and we have also advertised the consultation process through the Preston Leader, both online and in print, and on our Darebin Facebook page. 

    This Saturday we are holding a community drop-in session at Preston Library between 10am and 12pm for those who would like to speak to us directly rather than online. This will provide an opportunity to discuss issues and what you see as potential solutions for safer, greener travel in the corridor.

    We will also be holding a workshop for selected Street Champions. All of the feedback we receive will help us to develop a concept plan for the corridor that aims to balance the needs of all road users in the precinct.