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    Our new community centre in Wollert East has been named Kirrip Community Centre. This has also been approved and gazetted by Geographic Name Victoria.

About the Centre

In partnership with the Victorian School Building Authority, Council is building a new Community Centre at 135 De Rossi Boulevard in Wollert East. The centre will be ready for operations in 2022 and will house a kindergarten facility, a large community hall, Maternal and Child Health Consult suites, meeting rooms and a shared community kitchen.

Council is proposing to name this centre the ‘Kirrip Community Centre’, and we are now inviting community feedback on this proposed name, which will inform Council's final decision on the matter.

About the proposed name

Kirrip means ‘friend’ in the local Woi Wurrung language of the Wurundjeri people. During initial investigations of the centre site, a variety of Aboriginal artefacts were found, and the nearby school also contains a site of Aboriginal significance. In response, Council approached the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation for suggestions of an appropriate name for the centre and Kirrip was offered and agreed as it refers to the opportunities provided by the centre for friendships to be created.

The proposed name ‘Kirrip Community Centre’ aligns strongly to the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria and Council’s Naming Policy for Features. It reflects and celebrates the Aboriginal history of the centre’s location, supports Council’s commitment to reconciliation, is easy to pronounce, and cannot be confused with other kindergarten or community centre names.

How to have your say

In accordance with the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria, your feedback is invited on the proposed name ‘Kirrip Community Centre’. You can give your feedback by completing the brief survey below by 5.00pm, Friday 9 July 2021:

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