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Community centre in Donnybrook

A new community centre is planned for Donnybrook. The multi-purpose facility will deliver essential services to this fast-growing community.


Donnybrook’s population is expected to grow substantially in the coming years, with the number of residents predicted to increase from just 232 in 2019 to more than 52,000 by 2041.

Council is planning ahead to deliver the infrastructure and services residents need, close to home.

Project details

The community centre, which will be located in the Olivine Estate, will cater for the rising demand for three and four-year-old kindergarten programs in the fast-growing north. The centre is set to include two modern kindergarten rooms.

The facility will also include maternal and child health services and feature a community hall and kitchen, two meeting rooms for hire and a public community lounge with library resources.

Project update

Work is now underway on the detailed design of the facility, which is expected to open in 2025.

Naming the centre

The City of Whittlesea is proposing to name the health and education hub the 'Murnong Community Centre'.

Murnong means 'yam daisy' in the Woi Wurrung language of the Wurundjeri people. The roots of Murnong plants were an important traditional food source for many Aboriginal people.

Last year, the City of Whittlesea invited residents to provide feedback on three proposed names for the facility, with Murnong Community Centre proving the most popular.

Feedback on the proposed name can be provided until 5pm on Monday, 1 May via:



Phone: 9217 2153  

Post: Community Infrastructure Coordinator, Strategic Projects

City of Whittlesea, Locked Bag 1, Bundoora MDC VIC 3083 


The City of Whittlesea has partnered with the Victorian Government to deliver this facility.

The Victorian Government is providing $2 million from its Growing Suburbs Fund and $709,500 from its Living Libraries Infrastructure Program to support Council’s multimillion-dollar investment into the multi-purpose facility.

Centre address

183 Olivine Boulevard, Donnybrook