Wyndham City agrees on new community centre names
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Wyndham City reaches new milestone in naming community centres

by Freya Lucas

December 22, 2023

Victoria’s Wyndham City has endorsed the names of two new community centres currently under construction in Werribee and Truganina.


Following a public vote the name Lollypop Creek Community Centre has been chosen for the centre located at 104 Shipwright Parade in Werribee, and Truganina Community Centre for the centre at 1 Everton Road in Truganina.


The names will now go to Geographic Names Victoria for formal gazettal and registration.


“In June this year, we asked the community to pick from one of four themes – Traditional Owner recognition, gender equality, linking the name to a place, or commemoration – to guide the name selection for these centres,” Wyndham City Mayor, Councillor Jennie Barrera explained.


“In both instances, the community indicated a preference for names that aligned with the location of each community centre.”


“We then asked the community to vote on their preferred name for each centre, and Lollypop Creek Community Centre and Truganina Community Centre were the clear winners.”


Each of the two centres will open in 2024, and will provide high quality early childhood services and host community programs, events and activities. 


The centres will also provide much-needed kindergarten places to Werribee and Truganina families from 2025.


Both projects have been supported by the Victorian Government, including $3.8 million in grants towards the $13.7 million Lollypop Creek Community Centre, and $7.9 million towards the $18.4 million Truganina Community Centre.

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