Be a champion for your street or neighbourhood

What’s involved in being a champion

Being a champion involves your name, photo, and testimonial appearing at the bottom of one of the pages on this website, and being included in our list of supporters.

Simply choose any page on this website that doesn’t already have a champion, and then contact us. Or, if you search for your street and can’t find it, ask us to create a page for you. Appearing as a champion takes 10 minutes of your time; there’s no ongoing effort, and no cost.

  1. Send us an email with your name, photo, testimonial, and which page you’d like to appear on
  2. Tell us how what improvements (infrastructure investments) you’d like to see
  3. Review and approve the draft page

Other ways to help

Campaigning for a more beautiful, liveable, and accessible city means that we’re engaged in a contest of ideas. Progress depends on the support of residents & ratepayers. Everyone can make a difference. Here are some ways you can help.

  1. Like or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Mastodon. This helps the social media algorithms to know that we are popular, which helps 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 accounts on social media.
  3. Join our discussion on Discord, and find out what’s happening in Yarra.
  4. Make a submission to each annual budget, or to relevant Council consultations. Improving infrastructure costs money. We are asking for Council to spend $10 million each year on footpaths, bike lanes, and place making, via the Transport Strategy and the Open Space Strategy, which is 10x higher than what Council is spending now. Every supporting submission helps make this happen.
  5. Contact us to join our core team, and help us to support locals who are are asking for improvements to their street or neighbourhood.
  6. 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. Our website can encourage them to join us to help build a more beautiful, liveable and accessible city.

If you like our work you can also support us with a donation via the Buy me a coffee payment system:

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