Advocating for all of our community

At Darebin, we’ve always proudly advocated for issues that matter most to our community. These are our current top advocacy priorities.

Revitalising Reservoir

  • Seeking Federal and State investment for Reservoir Leisure Centre redevelopment.
  • Expand work of Reservoir Revitalisation Board; creating local jobs, skills and training opportunities.
  • Improve safety at Boldrewood Parade and Broadway intersection.
  • New electric bus route along proposed Suburban Rail Link corridor.
  • New bus route and bus lane connecting La Trobe Uni to Burnley Station.
  • Upgrade route 86 tram stops for accessibility.
  • Fund feasibility study to extend Route 11 tram to Edwardes St and establish interim electric bus service for this route.
  • Construction of Edwardes Lake playspace.
  • Funding for Donath East, John Hall and KP Hardiman Pavilions.
  • GE Robinson Park trees and fitness equipment.
  • Tracey Reserve seats and trees.
  • Rewilding Cheddar Road and building Ruthven Wetland.
  • CH Sullivan Park playspace upgrade and trees.

Prosperous Preston

  • Protect Preston Market
  • Renew Harding Bridge
  • Upgrade route 86 tram stops for accessibility
  • Improve St Georges Road cycling corridor
  • Address safety at Miller Street, High Street, Plenty Road and Dundas Street
  • Improve safety of tram roundabout at Miller Street and Gilbert Road
  • Improve pedestrian and cyclist safety at Elizabeth, Bell and Nicholson Street intersection
  • Redevelop Preston City Oval pavilion and lighting
  • Upgrade TW Blake, HP Zwar and AG Davis Parks and WK Larkins Reserve.

Strengthening our southern suburbs

  • Fairfield safety improvements, including new pedestrian crossing on Station Street at Wingrove Street
  • New pedestrian crossing at Elizabeth Street and Raymond Street
  • Preston-CBD Safe Cycling Corridor
  • Build Alphington Rail Spur shared use path
  • Permanent bike lanes for Heidelberg Road
  • New bus route and bus lane connecting La Trobe Uni to Burnley Station
  • Partner with Council for works allowing sharing of Northcote Public Golf Course between golf and park users