Streets for People (Northcote, Croxton and Thornbury)

The City of Darebin has 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.

The focus of this study is the Ethel Street / Stott Street / Herbert Street / Park Street corridor (shown in the above map). The corridor is affected by non-local traffic ('rat-running'), 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. 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

The Streets for People project is fundamentally about improving the experience of local streets for the people who use them. Through the community engagement process undertaken during March and April of this year, we heard the most needed improvements along the corridor are:

  • making it easier & safer to undertake local trips on foot & bike
  • more shade, trees and greenery
  • more welcoming places for people to meet & play, and
  • reducing the negative impacts of vehicles.

Following an initial survey and a community design day in March / April 2018, the Streets for People draft strategy was published in June 2018 for public consultation (which can be viewed via the link on the right hand side of this page). The draft strategy contains the following:

  • A brief background of the project and why we’re undertaking it
  • A summary of the work completed so far including community consultation
  • A set of draft concepts which show the proposed traffic and streetscape works along the entire corridor as well as individual sections of Ethel Street, Stott Street, Herbert Street and Park Street.

What's next?

The draft strategy was exhibited for the public between the 7th June to 8th July - thank you to everyone who took the time to review the document and provide thoughtful feedback.

All comments and feedback were collated and used to refine the final project strategy and concept plans during July/August. The final strategy was endorsed by Council on 15th October, and detailed design and delivery of works are planned to commence in the 2018/19 financial year.

Stay tuned for further updates via this page or the City of Darebin Facebook page.


The City of Darebin has 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.

The focus of this study is the Ethel Street / Stott Street / Herbert Street / Park Street corridor (shown in the above map). The corridor is affected by non-local traffic ('rat-running'), 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. 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

The Streets for People project is fundamentally about improving the experience of local streets for the people who use them. Through the community engagement process undertaken during March and April of this year, we heard the most needed improvements along the corridor are:

  • making it easier & safer to undertake local trips on foot & bike
  • more shade, trees and greenery
  • more welcoming places for people to meet & play, and
  • reducing the negative impacts of vehicles.

Following an initial survey and a community design day in March / April 2018, the Streets for People draft strategy was published in June 2018 for public consultation (which can be viewed via the link on the right hand side of this page). The draft strategy contains the following:

  • A brief background of the project and why we’re undertaking it
  • A summary of the work completed so far including community consultation
  • A set of draft concepts which show the proposed traffic and streetscape works along the entire corridor as well as individual sections of Ethel Street, Stott Street, Herbert Street and Park Street.

What's next?

The draft strategy was exhibited for the public between the 7th June to 8th July - thank you to everyone who took the time to review the document and provide thoughtful feedback.

All comments and feedback were collated and used to refine the final project strategy and concept plans during July/August. The final strategy was endorsed by Council on 15th October, and detailed design and delivery of works are planned to commence in the 2018/19 financial year.

Stay tuned for further updates via this page or the City of Darebin Facebook page.


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