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 and accessible public space on the corner of Oakover Road and High Street is a key project in the Junction Urban Master Plan (JUMP), which recognises that additional public spaces are needed for our growing community.
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. This temporary installation allowed us to test future options for the space.
We want to hear from you!
We are seeking your feedback to help us decide on the future of the slip lane. Should we transform it into a permanent public open space or reopen it to traffic?
Your feedback will be reported to Council in September so a final decision can be made about the future of this site.
To assist you in understanding the project and what the space could be, we have prepared a concept design, a question and answer fact sheet, and a traffic statistics fact sheet.
Get involved in the consultation process
You can submit your comments to us online or in person:
Have your say online
Have your say in person
Attend one of our sessions to talk with Council staff:
Date: Thursday 29 June
Time: 6 - 8pm
Place: Northern Community Church of Christ (81 High Street, Preston)
Date: Saturday 1 July
Time: 10am – 12.30 pm
Place: at the Oakover slip lane site.
The last day to get your feedback to us is Sunday 9 July.
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.