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.


  • If you would like to stay informed about the Streets for People Preston Activity Link, particularly when there is another opportunity to provide your input, please provide your name and email address.

    The collection and handling of personal information is in accordance with Council's Privacy Policy which is displayed on Council's website and available for inspection at, or collection from, Council's Customer Service Centre.



    If you would like to stay informed about the Streets for People Preston Activity Link, particularly when there is another opportunity to provide your input, please provide your name and email address.

    The collection and handling of personal information is in accordance with Council's Privacy Policy which is displayed on Council's website and available for inspection at, or collection from, Council's Customer Service Centre.



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