Council has received a submission proposing that the Council feature located at 11 Mill Park Drive, Mill Park (currently known as Mill Park Community Centre) be renamed the ‘Wendy Jenkins Community Centre’ and is inviting feedback. A map and copy of submission can be found in the documents section.

Since the naming of Mill Park Community Centre in 1985, there have been long standing issues with members of the community confusing the Mill Park Community Centre with the Mill Park Community House located at 68 Mill Park Drive, Mill Park because of the similarity in the features’ names and addresses.

About the proposed name

Wendy Jenkins

Hazel Eileen (Wendy) Jenkins was a Shire of Whittlesea Councillor from 1980 to 1984. She was the first female Councillor for the Shire of Whittlesea/City of Whittlesea.

Wendy received an Order of the Australian Medal for services to the Norparrin Centre and to the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria in 2004. (Link to OAM citation.) The Norparrin Centre is located at 152 Mill Park Drive and was last year renamed the Mill Park Drive Children’s Centre.

Wendy Jenkins lived in Bundoora and died on 15 June 2014.

Gender Equity

To promote gender equity, Council supports that this feature be renamed in commemoration of a significant woman who contributed to the community through civic leadership in the municipality.

Have your say

In accordance with the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria your feedback is welcome on the proposed name ‘Wendy Jenkins Community Centre’ by 5.00pm, Thursday 14 April 2022.

You can provide feedback by answering the questions below, sending an email or in writing to the contact details below. If you are unable to provide feedback in writing then please contact Council on 9217 2294 to discuss other options.