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
Darebin Intercultural Centre is relocating from former Preston Courthouse to the municipal buildings on the corner of High and Gower Streets Preston.
Woman browsing through Preston Market
Preston Market is the heart of our community, but its unique features are 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 is set to have a nine-hole public golf course and 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.