Advocacy and projects

Find out more about key advocacy and major projects we have running.


There are a number of projects and programs residents and business owners can be involved in.
Person laying bricks

We are pleased to announce that the Darebin Intercultural Centre has now relocated from the former Preston Courthouse to a purpose-built space designed in partnership with the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung Traditional Owners and members of our diverse community at 350 High Street, Preston. 

For more information about the Centre visit

Woman browsing through Preston Market
Preston Market is under threat of unnecessary demolition.
Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre illustration

The Northcote Aquatic Recreation Centre is being redeveloped so it can meet the needs of Darebin’s growing population well into the future.

Northcote Golf Course

After community consultation, Northcote Golf Course now has a nine-hole public golf course and more than five hectares of open space to enjoy.

Reservoir Leisure Centre

Investing in community health and wellbeing – a Wellness Hub and improved aquatic facilities in Reservoir.

M9 alliance - images of inner Melbourne

M9 is an alliance of the nine inner Melbourne councils that work cooperatively and collectively advocate for issues and projects of mutual interest.

Entrance photograph of Preston Market and mural
At Darebin, we’ve always proudly advocated for issues that matter most to our community. These are our current top advocacy priorities.