• Thank you to all the young people who contributed fun and creative names for the new youth centre. We had over 40 young people take part in the process.
  • Cardinia youth services engaged local schools, social programs, community groups and the community to put forward a name and go into the draw to win 1 of 10 $30 vouchers. The name Cardinia Youth Hub was put forward by two young people and received the highest votes.
  • Cardinia Youth Hub represents a safe place for young people and will be located on James Street in Pakenham. It is anticipated to open by the end of 2022. Thanks to the two young people Hector and Lochie who put forward the name and everyone who participated.

Help name your new youth centre

  • A bigger and better youth centre is coming to Pakenham! The new centre will be located in James Street.
  • When it comes to naming the new facility, there are 2 directions to go in - we can either keep the name ‘My Place’, which is already familiar to our community as the name of our current youth centre, or go with a fresh new name for a fresh new building!

Feedback closes: Sunday 18 April 2021

10 lucky randomly selected young people who put forward a suggested name for the new centre will receive a

$30 Teen Gift Card

for taking part.
When you’re thinking of a name for the youth centre, maybe it could reflect how it will be used, who will use it or where it is!
  • Please don’t suggest names that may be considered discriminatory or offensive to others.
  • The name suggestions you make will be shared with Council and then a final decision will be made.

Share your name idea

To go in the draw to win one of the gift cards please share your name, age and email address below.

Ideas wall

'Like' your favourite suggestions or make a new suggestion!

18 April, 2021

Nuo says:


18 April, 2021

Shuao says:

Bunurong Youth

17 April, 2021

Laurie says:

Haven (Meaning safe place, refuge, oasis)

16 April, 2021

Cass says:

Amazing youth

16 April, 2021

Sancha says:


13 April, 2021

Ryan Ferry says:

The Triple Decker

10 April, 2021

Anonymous says:

Pakenham mind away

10 April, 2021

Anonymous says:

Your mindful getaway

9 April, 2021

Jason says:

My place

8 April, 2021

lauren m says:

team youth

8 April, 2021

Maddy says:

the oasis because it's where we romre freely

8 April, 2021

Tript says:

Belong youth

Centre design

Your new Youth Centre will be in built James Street, Pakenham and provide p rograms and services for young people aged 12 to 24. The centre will include:

  • Training rooms
  • Counselling rooms
  • Program/group room
  • Shower and laundry facility
  • Recording booth
  • Computers with internet access
  • Roof-top recreation space

Consultation has been undertaken with local young people and service providers to finalise the building design.