Yarra deserves good design

In this section we introduce design concepts together with proposals for streets, schools and neighbourhoods. Many of our designs are from a local champion who knows the area well.

Support from the Office of the Victorian Government Architect

Our everyday lives are touched by the places that surround us. The qualities of these places – our buildings, streets and parks – informs our interactions, understandings, wellbeing and memories. A review of research exploring healthcare, education, workplaces, housing, justice, urban design and transport projects demonstrates that good design enables people, places and the environment to thrive.

The Case for Good Design
Image credit: OVGA

Support from the City of Melbourne

Good design is integral to the attractiveness, liveability and prosperity of Melbourne…The community has a strong role to play as the primary users and custodians of the urban realm. Cities with a strong design culture are underpinned by an engaged and demanding public with high expectations for design quality. Through design education and engagement there is significant opportunity to further empower the community as vocal advocates.

City of Melbourne Design Excellence Program 2019-2030
City of Melbourne Design Excellence Program. Image credit: City of Melbourne.

How you can help

You can help by appearing on the Streets Alive Yarra website as a champion for your local street, neighbourhood, or school.

Let’s build a beautiful, liveable and accessible city