About the project

The area within the Pakenham East Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) is under development and will support over 7,000 new homes. Because of the scale of this development, we must create a new suburb name as required by Geographical Names Victoria (GNV). The legislation which applies to this process does not allow Council to name this new suburb Pakenham East or East Pakenham.

We are therefore asking you to vote on your preferred names chosen by our Place Names Advisory Committee and in consultation with the Nar Nar Goon Progress Association, Koo Wee Rup Swam Historical Society and Berwick Pakenham Historical Society. The names that have been chosen are female commemorative names of women who were from Cardinia Shire and are deserving of recognition.

Please complete the survey below to vote for your preferred name! Survey is open now until 21st May 2024.

Proposed Names

  • Leila

    Leila Keating attended Officer State School and was the first woman to complete a medical degree at Melbourne University. Leila was also the first female doctor to sign on to a cargo steamer travelling the world and became a world-wide and prominent Radio Therapist Specialist. Leila’s family also built ‘Fairwood Park’ Officer. Use of her name provides us with links to the municipality and history of the area by also recognising a female of significance.

  • Alice Park

    Alice Henry grew up in Beaconsfield and become a prominent journalist and writer. She was active in the fight for women’s equality and wage rights. She wrote for the Argus, an Australasian Newspaper and published two books. Lendlease have agreed that if the name ‘Alice Park’ were selected as the most popular, they will name their proposed park in the Pakenham East PSP ‘Alice Park’ in recognition of Alice Henry. This will allow Council to use ‘Alice Park’ as it will then link to place.

  • Gwyn

    Gwyn Mapperson was from Beaconsfield Upper and was extremely active in the local community. She regularly volunteered at her children’s school for stalls, fundraisers and soup days. Gwyn was passionate about supporting returned soldiers and families who were heavily affected by WWII. In 1999 she was awarded a life membership to the Upper Beaconsfield RSL Subbranch. Gwynneth also worked fulltime during this period of all her contributions, raised a family and regularly cared for wildlife.

  • Beatrice Park

    Beatrice Thomas was the first female Shire Secretary at the Shire of Berwick. Her appointment caused controversy as there were many who thought her role should have been given to a man. The RSL and Pakenham Upper Progress Association protested her appointment which was covered by local papers. Beatrice was also an inaugural member of the Berwick Pakenham Historical Society. Lendlease have also agreed to name their proposed park 'Beatrice Park' if selected as most preferred.

  • Debra

    Debra Bramley was a very active community member. With memberships at the Nar Nar Goon Progress Association as assistant secretary, member of the Pakenham Uniting Church and the newsletters weekly editor. She was part of the Nar Nar Goon kinder committee and also editor of the Goon News, a community newsletter that is still active today.

  • Honora

    Honora Carney and her husband Michael leased a large parcel of land between Pakenham and Nar Nar Goon on the south side of Princes Highway from 1869. They had 7 children and ran a farming business together before Michael passed away in 1880. Honora purchased the land south of the highway in 1887 and the land north of the highway in 1902. She continued to run the family farming business with her children until her death in 1912.

Vote here via Survey Form

Have your say!

Take part in the survey and tell us what name you'd prefer for the Pakenham East Precinct.

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Precinct Area

The area within the PSP is made up of three existing localities and postcodes, Pakenham, Nar Nar Goon and Nar Nar Goon North.

Directional Markers such as ‘East’ can no longer be used in road or place names within Victoria. GNV has advised that Pakenham East, East Pakenham and Pakenham cannot be used as names for this new suburb. Therefore, a new suburb name is required.

As part of this process Council will also be required to rename ‘Mount Ararat North Road’ and the ‘Mount Ararat South Road’ due to public safety risks. Council is proposing to rename ‘Mount Ararat South Road’ with the second most popular name from the survey, and ‘Mount Ararat North Road’ will be renamed ‘Mount Ararat Road’.

For more information on the Pakenham East PSP and process for naming suburbs, please visit the link to Geographic Names Victoria.

Map of boundary area

New suburb boundary

Event Details

Connect with our team!

Below are the dates, times and locations our team will be coming to see you for a face-to-face consultation.

Sunday 21 April 2024 10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Location: Lakeside Market - 40 Lakeside Blvd, Pakenham

Tuesday 23 April 2024 10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Location: Cardinia Lakes Shopping Centre - Windermere Blvd, Pakenham

Thursday 2 May 2024 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Nar Nar Goon Town Centre