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Name the latest Yarra Community Facilities

18 February 2015

Yarra is seeking community input into the name selection process for new Yarra projects.

This year, construction will commence on two exciting new community projects within Yarra, the North Fitzroy (NFZ) Community Hub and the GTV9 Community Facility. Both of these projects are designed to be tailored for Yarra’s diverse community needs, and will provide ambitious event spaces for any number of occasions.

The NFZ Community Hub has been a priority project for council and the community for over a decade, with $14.2m committed to the project by Yarra Council. Located at 182-186 St Georges Road, construction is anticipated to commence in mid-2015 with a notional completion date in late 2016. The three-levelled Hub boasts a library, seminar rooms, a terrace and Wi-Fi throughout. The former late Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and the late Sir Doug Nicholls have been proposed as naming ideas for the NFZ Community Hub due to the contributions of these individuals to Indigenous Rights.

Additionally, the GTV9 Community Facility is being constructed as part of the Lend Lease ‘Studio Nine’ development in Bendigo Street Richmond. Part of the former GTV9 studio building, the facility will have two levels and is located in the heritage precinct. Council has committed $1.85m to development and fit out of the facility, with construction aimed to be completed by June 2015 and opening in July.

Bookings for both of these flexible facilities will be managed through Council’s Venues and Events program. The GTV9 building management will be in partnership with the Richmond Community Learning Centre.

Naming Process

Council adopted the “Naming of Roads, Features and Localities Policy” on 2 September 2014, which is designed to provide a clear process for ensuring fair consideration of naming options.

The formal naming process will be initiated and managed through the Governance Branch of Council.  For information please contact Ralph Anania, Senior Governance Advisor on 9205 5121 or

To Make a Submission

Please address all submissions to:

GTV9 Studio 2 – Naming OR NFZ Community Hub – Naming
By email:     

By post:                                PO Box 168, Richmond VIC 3121

Consultation dates will be open between March 16 and April 24.

For more information on the NFZ Community Hub, please visit:

doc format North Fitzroy Community Hub – Naming of Buildings (5.05 MB)

doc format Studio 2 – GTV9 Community Facility – Naming of Buildings (2.04 MB)

See also: Place Naming

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