Be a champion for your street or neighbourhood

Your face and name will appear at the bottom of that page

Streets Alive Yarra is a non-profit, volunteer, resident and ratepayer action group in the City of Yarra. Campaigning for a more liveable, accessible and equitable city means that we’re engaged in a contest of ideas. We’re asking for an improved allocation of budget and street space, and progress depends on the support of residents & ratepayers. Everyone can make a difference. Here is a range of actions to consider.

  1. Like us on Facebook. This helps the Facebook algorithm to know that we are popular, which help get our posts included in people’s news feeds. It also shows Councillors, Officers and other residents that we have broad community support.
  2. Subscribe to our newsletter. This helps you to keep up to date with our news and campaigns, especially if you don’t have an account on Facebook.
  3. Share our website with your friends. Many residents & ratepayers would like some part of the city to be improved, but don’t know how to make it happen. Share our website with them, so that they can join us to build a more beautiful, liveable and accessible city.
  4. Become a champion for your street, school, neighbourhood, or for any existing page on our website. We can publish your suggestions and ideas for your street; and your photo, name and words of support will appear at the base of that page. As Councillors, Officers and other residents browse the website, they can see that support comes from a wide variety of people.
  5. Make a submission to each annual budget, or to relevant Council consultations. Improving infrastructure costs money. We are asking for Council to spend $10m each year on footpaths, bicycle lanes and place making, via the Local Area Place Making (LAPM) process, which is 10x higher than what Council is spending now. Every supporting submission helps make this happen.
  6. Join our core team, and help us to publish news, analysis and submissions.

Let’s make Yarra a beautiful city to live in

Every resident and ratepayer can make a difference