About the centre

The City of Whittlesea is planning to build a new multipurpose community centre in the Olivine Estate. The centre will include a kindergarten, maternal and child health services, a pop-up library, and flexible spaces for community programs and activities

Construction of the centre is expected to start late next year, with the facility up-and-running in 2025.

Conveniently located next to the future primary school, the centre will be designed to complement the existing Olivine Place facility and to provide additional community programs and essential services to support our City’s booming population.

Stage 1 - gathering ideas

What should we name the centre?

We are expecting construction to begin in 2023. In the meantime, we’d love to hear your ideas about what you think we should name the centre. Council’s Naming Committee will consider all suggestions and a shortlist a selection of names to be voted on by the community at a later date.

With Donnybrook’s population set to grow substantially in the coming years, a number of community centres will be built in the area, providing residents with essential services close to home. To avoid confusion, we will avoid naming the community centres ‘Donnybrook Community Centre’.

When thinking about a name, you might like to consider what you love most about Donnybrook, the connection to the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land, the area’s history, or your aspirations for the community centre. When deciding on a name, the Naming Committee make sure it follows the Naming Rules. These rules can be found in the document library of this page.

What would you like the name of the new centre in Donnybrook to be?

Let us know what name you think would be great for the new community centre and the reasons why.

What other people are saying:

You can see what other people are suggesting below and give them a thumbs up vote if you agree.

26 April, 2022

Tanaya says:

Stony Rise Community Centre, named to reflect the natural landscape. Vast areas of flat earth with stones rising up to the surface.

26 April, 2022

febine.kuriakose says:

" Murnong Donnybrook Community Centre ", the name helps identify the centre quickly and reflects the original flora of the area.

26 April, 2022

Febin says:

" Murnong Donnybrook Community Centre ", the name helps identify the centre quickly and reflects the original flora of the area.

26 April, 2022

local says:

Donnybrook Community Centre. Makes it easy to know where it is and doesn't overcomplicate things.

25 April, 2022

Farmred says:

'Cooinda' - is an aboriginal word meaning 'Happy Place'.Lived in Whittlesea for over 32yrs,going to Donnybrook has always been a happy place

22 April, 2022

Anne says:

Brookydonn. Because it relates to Donnybrook and rolls off the tongue quite easily. Simple and fitting for the suburb. Keep it local.

16 April, 2022

Antida says:

I would like to name the new centre ‘Locus Amoenus’ which means a Place of Delight. A place of beauty, safety and comfort.

14 April, 2022

Suree Ercan-Dow says:

Yam Daisy Centre the name derives from the areas history Murnong

14 April, 2022

Antida says:

I would like to name the new centre ‘Locus Amoenus’ which means a Place of Delight. A place of beauty, safety and comfort.

13 April, 2022

Deepika Sidhu says:

Murnong Community Centre It’s will reflect on on the natural flora of our Donnybrook community and will connect it to the aboriginal peopl

11 April, 2022

mattsca says:

Mosaic community center. A mosaic a creation of something made from many broken pieces. A multi cultural community is colorful like mosaic

11 April, 2022

Christiane says:

Noongar community centre To recognised the custodian of the land