The Junction Urban Master Plan has been prepared by Darebin Council together with the community to improve the attractiveness and liveability of public space in the Junction.
Rejuvenating High Street’s Preston Junction Precinct
The Junction Urban Master Plan has been prepared by Darebin Council together with the community to improve the attractiveness and liveability of public space in the Junction Precinct.
Works to rejuvenate High Street (between Dundas and Bell Streets, Preston) are underway.
Changes to High Street include a new central median strip, a number of new traffic calming devices (such as kerb outstands), pedestrian crossing and landscaping to support slower speed travel and create a safer space for pedestrians and cyclists. These changes provide new opportunities for outdoor dining, creating a more vibrant street for the community.
When will works take place?
For a proposed timeline of works, refer to the staging schedule.
Future of the Oakover Road Slip Lane
Delivering a safe, accessible public open space on the corner of Oakover Road and High Street is a key project in the Junction Urban Master Plan (JUMP). It recognises that additional public spaces are needed for this growing community.
The pop-up park conducted in 2016 allowed Council and community to test future options for the space. Council voted to keep the slip lane closed following the planned removal of the 'pop-up park' until further consultation could be undertaken regarding the future options for the site.
Consultation has now closed – thank you for your involvement!
A huge thank you to everyone who completed the online survey, dropped into a community consultation session and shared their feedback for the future options of this space.
Your feedback is currently being collated and will be presented to Council at its 4 September Council meeting, where the final decision on the future of Oakover Road slip lane will be made.
Further information : Public.Places@Darebin.vic.gov.au
The Junction Urban Master Plan has been prepared by Darebin Council together with the community to improve the attractiveness and liveability of public space in the Junction. ‘The Junction’ refers to the area in Preston bound by Bell Street to the north, Plenty Road to the east, Dundas Street to the south, and Railway Place to the west.
Draft Streetscape Concept Plans for both High Street and Plenty Road were presented to the community in March 2015. Following a four-week community consultation process, the most significant issue raised by the community was the loss of the on-road bike lanes. They have now been retained and incorporated into the final designs of High Street.