Sen and her daughter Khloe at the future site of a community centre in Donnybrook.

City of Whittlesea leaders are asking residents to apply their creativity in the search for a name for a new council-built community centre in Donnybrook’s Olivine estate.

The multipurpose centre will include a kindergarten, maternal and child health services, a pop-up library and spaces for community programs.

Council has encouraged residents to get involved by considering what they love about Donnybrook and the heritage of the area to come up with a name for the community centre.

Council will release a shortlist of submitted names for the community to vote on later this year.

City of Whittlesea chair administrator Lydia Wilson said the community had a great area to use the naming process to connect with the area’s history.

“Community centres play a crucial part in fostering strong local connections and providing easy access to early child education and health services,” she said.

“It’s only fitting that a facility built for the community, is named by the community.”

The community centre is currently in the design stage. Construction of the centre is expected to start late next year, with the facility slated to open in 2025.

To submit name ideas or to find out more about the centre people can visit www.engage.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/donnybrookcc. Submissions close May 8.

The development of the community centre in Donnybrook is supported by the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.