Creating a diverse community that is connected, cohesive and resilient

What is Olivine?

Olivine is a greenfield residential community located in Donnybrook in Melbourne’s northern growth corridor.

The long-term needs and livelihoods of future residents at Olivine will be front and centre of a new partnership between the City of Whittlesea and Mirvac. Partners will use the Growth Areas Social Planning Tool’s collaborative engagement and participatory decision-making approaches before, during and after the development process to create a diverse community that is connected, cohesive and resilient.

Learn more about Olivine

About the Resilient Communities project

Over the next few years, we will work with the City of Whittlesea and Mirvac to test core principles from the Growth Areas Social Planning Tool at Olivine Estate. These include:

  • Partnership
  • Community involvement in shaping their community
  • Community development approach
  • Early delivery of community facilities, services & programs
  • Prevention focus
  • Flexible & inclusive
  • Innovation: thinking ‘outside the box’
  • Sustainable over the long term
  • Evaluation built into project from the start

Learn more about the Growth Areas Social Planning Tool

The Community Hub

Developing and delivering a community hub, including a café, at Olivine is part of the early stages of development, and will provide new residents a gathering place to build connections that are critical to creating a cohesive and strong community.


The partners


Mirvac is a leading, diversified Australian property group, with an integrated development and asset management capability. 

City of Whittlesea

The City of Whittlesea represents the local government area located in the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne. 



Resilient Melbourne

Alison Whitten, Resilient Communities Portfolio Manager


Chris Bracher, Community Development Manager

City of Whittlesea

Joanne Kyrkilis, Acting Manager, Community Building and Planning Department

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