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Project description

Cardinia Shire Council has received the results of the final structural investigation into the partially constructed Youth Hub in Pakenham.

Following the liquidation of Allmore Constructions Pty Ltd in October 2023, Council engaged relevant technical experts to undertake independent investigations of the site.

While the structural investigation was expected to clear the way for a new tender process to appoint a replacement builder to finish the construction, the investigations identified a number of serious structural issues which made the building unsafe.

The outcome of the investigation was that the structural defects cannot be fixed, and the building will need to be demolished.

Youth services will continue to be provided from My Place youth centre in Main Street, Pakenham, while Council decides on the future of the site.

Council’s priority is to continue to support the sectors to deliver the services and support for young people.

Council is in discussions with key stakeholders, including governments and youth services, to determine crucial next steps in this project. At this stage, no decision has been made regarding a new build.


The Youth Hub project is jointly funded by the Victorian Government, Federal Government and Council.

Progress update

For more information, please read our recent media release.