Known as Pipe Track because of water pipes beneath centre. Hence trams cannot go down the centre. From 1850s until other reservoirs contructed over 90% of Melbourne's water came from the Yan Yean reservoir via these pipes.
Previous names in Preston included Frank, John & Woodland Sts.
North of Hutton St. Previous name Yan Yean Pde. Changed 1912.
City of Northcote Valuers Department. (1994). Street Name Changes, Northcote: City of Northcote.
Re-named streets list – City of Preston 1970s?