Welcome new champion – Alex Runne

Streets Alive Yarra is building an online record of broad community support for walking, cycling, public transport, trees, and place making. One way that we do this is to have locals stand up as champions for their street or neighbourhood.

Please welcome our newest champion, Alex Runne – our local champion for Cambridge Street.

Alex Runne. Image credit: Alex Runne.

Myself, my partner and our two children call Cambridge Street home, having purchased one of the street’s warehouse conversions a couple of years ago. We fell in love with the historical significance and beauty of Cambridge Street, and the Foy and Gibson precinct more broadly years before we moved in. The precinct is an amazing place to watch the rhythms of city life unfold, from a lively daytime population of workers and residents, to the near silence outdoors after 5pm. The street is right in the mix of the creativity and energy of Collingwood, but also remains ensconced in this small, historically preserved pocket of the city. I’ve got particular passions for continuing to grow the green spaces of Collingwood for the better health and recreation of our densely packed neighbourhood, and for maintaining the historical integrity of the Foy and Gibson precinct; one of the best preserved and most beautiful examples of Melbourne’s industrial past.

Alex Runne

Published 30th March 2023