|ALACC’s Preston training location is located at Plenty Road Preston, a Northern suburb of Melbourne.
It is located close to a wide variety of restaurants, including fine dining and fast food, as well as shopping that ranges from basic groceries to clothes and accessories. Preston is serviced by trains, trams and buses.
Preston forms part of the dynamic City of Darebin which stretches from Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs of Northcote and Fairfield out to the traditional middle ring suburbs of Reservoir and Bundoora. With over 55,000 properties, including 55,253 residences and 4,727 commercial/industrial properties, Darebin is among the largest, most diverse communities anywhere in the State.
Bordered by the Darebin and Merri Creeks, the City of Darebin contains a wide range of open spaces, including small, local parks and major regional parklands such as the All Nations Park in Northcote and Bundoora Park in Bundoora. Central Creek Grasslands, the Wildlife reserve at La Trobe University and Leamington Street Wetlands are all areas of natural beauty within the Darebin Community.
Darebin has people from 148 different cultural backgrounds with over 105 different languages being spoken. Because of this there are some excellent Multicultural resources and help available.
ALACC library and reception have a copy of the Darebin Community Information handbook which can be looked at upon request. The booklet can also be obtained free of cost from the Darebin council offices located on Gower Street, Preston.
The website http://www.darebin.org has some excellent links to a variety of community resources available in Preston.