Streets Alive Yarra Inc. (A0110630Q) is an incorporated, non-profit, volunteer, resident and ratepayer action group in the City of Yarra.


We believe that people should be able to safely access any property in Yarra, irrespective of whether they choose to walk, cycle, use public transport or drive.

We believe that Yarra can and should remain driveable and parkable.

We believe that traders will benefit if more people live nearby in 20-minute neighbourhoods.

We believe our shopping streets can host beautiful, high quality 4-5 storey buildings.


Our vision is for more trees, wider footpaths and vibrant businesses in thriving neighbourhoods. We see our streets being used by people of all ages, irrespective of whether they choose to walk, cycle, use public transport or drive. Residents and shoppers are able to move safely, comfortably, and conveniently around Yarra; and can easily find a park near shops.

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Our mission is to build a coalition of residents and ratepayers who believe that Yarra can be more beautiful, liveable and accessible.


Our strategy is to publish positive imagery of what Yarra could look like, attract supporters via social media, and publish street design proposals from local champions.


Streets Alive Yarra is supported by the over 2,500 people who have liked us on Facebook, as well as the growing list of people who have contributed a testimonial of support or are champions for their local street. In addition, Council surveys have repeatedly measured strong community support for safer streets and active transport.

Founder & Director

Streets Alive Yarra Founder & Director is Jeremy Lawrence, B.Eng, PhD, RPEng, a long term resident of Yarra and a member of:

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Let’s make Yarra a beautiful city to live in

Every resident and ratepayer can make a difference