Junction Urban Masterplan (JUMP)

‘The Junction’, Preston, Melbourne

July 2015


Creative Suburbs ran a 6-month project in partnership with Darebin City Council on the Thornbury/Preston intersection to:

  • Activate the area;

  • Develop social cohesion through street activities and events;

  • While collecting crucial information on residents and business priorities.

Information was gathered from both online and face-to-face sources to form part of the new masterplan for the area.

Rather than coordinate a typical “town hall” method of engagement, two large scale activation events were run with the purpose of engaging residents. These were:

  • A street party activating a section of High St, where local traders sold goods and services on the street, and various activities were conducted for all demographics; and

  • A projection festival spanning two evenings, showcasing the work of local artists and activation of vacant spaces within the area.

Tuong Tran