Welcome new champions – Lisa and Finn

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

Please welcome our two newest champions, Lisa and Finn, both residents of Yarra. Lisa is our champion for Brunswick Street North, and Finn is our champion for Jamieson Street.

I first bought a residential property in Fitzroy North in the late 90s and live in that property with my partner. I also co-own a residential rental property in Richmond which I purchased in the early 2000s. In that time, I have seen both areas grow and change significantly with the growth of the City of Melbourne, the proximity of City of Yarra to public transport, bicycle paths as well as the CBD. I am passionate about seeing the area support appropriate inner city growth while balancing, improving and respecting the safety and livelihoods of those who live in the streets of City of Yarra, with a strong focus on walking and cycling for both adults and children for education, work, sporting activities, dining and cafes, or simply to meet up with friends.

Lisa Byrne
Lisa Byrne, champion for Brunswick Street North

I have lived in North and South Fitzroy for most of my life. As a student studying urban design and planning at the University of Melbourne, finding a community group that has such a positive and clear-cut set of ambitions for improving the urban environment in the City of Yarra, has been really pleasing. Walking and cycling, I utilise urban interventions championed by Streets Alive Yarra everyday, and am really looking forward to seeing how the group will further shape the City of Yarra in the future.

Finn Higgins
Finn Higgins, champion for Jamieson Street

Let’s build a beautiful, liveable and accessible city

Posted on 30th April 2020