Tarneit and Truganina
The 3rd fastest growing LGA in Victoria and one of the fastest growing LGAs in Australia, lies in Melbourne’s South West Growth Corridor.
A half an hours’ drive from the Melbourne CBD, in the Wyndham City local government area (LGA), is the suburb of Tarneit.
Family is the Name of the game.
A half an hours’ drive from the Melbourne CBD, in the Wyndham City local government area (LGA), is the suburb of Tarneit. Wyndham City, the 3rd fastest growing LGA in Victoria and one of the fastest growing LGAs in Australia, lies in Melbourne’s South West Growth Corridor.
Avalon is a 30 minutes’ drive south-west via the Princes Freeway and Tullamarine is a 30 minutes’ drive north-east via the Princes Freeway.
Between 2011 and 2036, Tarneit’s population will triple in size and increase by an estimated 43,300 people. Approximately 65,700 people in total will call Tarneit home by 2036. Statistics suggest 10,000 people each year or 200 families each week move to the Wyndham City region. From 2014 to 2031, these new families will increase the region’s population by 160,000 and will bring the population to 360,000 people by 2031. A further 40,000 people will move to the region over the next decade, resulting in a total population of 400,000 people in 2040. On top of being the 3rd fastest growing LGA in Victoria, the increase in population has lead to Wyndham City being crowned the largest growing LGA in Victoria.
Childcare facilities : Tarneit residents in need of quality childcare services will be spoiled for choice, with access to approximately 42 childcare centres within a 15km drive of the Tarneit CBD.
Primary and Secondary Education: A diverse range of educational facilities, such as schools, universities and TAFEs call Tarneit and surrounding suburbs home. Travelling 20km via car from the Tarneit CBD, residents will find approximately 54 primary schools and 15 secondary schools. Additionally, there are 17 Prep to Year 12 schools, which include the high-achieving Westbourne Grammar School and Heathdale Christian College. For children with special needs, the Western Autistic School, the Warring Park School campuses and the Yarraville Special Development School are the closest special schools.
As Wyndham Vale is situated in Melbourne Metropolitan, the area has a diverse range of primary
Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre is a 5 minutes’ drive from the Tarneit CBD. In late August 2015, the shopping centre officially opened the doors of the second-last stage of its $370 million redevelopment. It’s now home to an upgraded Village Cinemas, a revamped Target, as well as a Coles, Woolworths, Big W and Kmart. Once the last stage is unveiled in late 2016, there will also be a Myer, Aldi, a fresh food precinct and over 350 speciality stores in total.
A 10 minutes’ drive south-east of the Tarneit CBD is one of the newest shopping districts in the Wyndham region; Point Cook Town Centre. Spread across four, separate shopping centres are approximately 140 retailers, including a Target, Coles, Woolworths and Aldi. Shoppers can also access a Town Square entertainment area, an indoor food court, alfresco dining options and over 1,300 car parking spaces.
27 Min to the fourth largest shopping centre in Australia, Highpoint Shopping Centre is West Melbourne’s premier shopping, lifestyle and entertainment destination. It’s less than a half an hours’ drive from the Tarneit CBD and contains over 500 major and speciality retailers. Majors include Myer, David Jones, Big W and Woolworths. Specialty stores are not limited to Zara, Topshop, Apple, Daiso and the Ultimate Health Care centre.
Around 15 neighbourhood centres are within a 20km drive of the Tarneit CBD. These include the Wyndham Village Shopping Centre and Tarneit Gardens Shopping Centre.
Smaller centres are also located in and around Tarneit.
Less than a 10Km drive from the Tarneit CBD is the Werribee Mercy Public Hospital. It’s run by the award-winning, Catholic healthcare organisation, Mercy Health and offers a wide range of services. These include general medicine, surgical, rehabilitation, emergency, mental health, aged and palliative care and maternity services. In May 2015, the Victorian Government announced an $85 million redevelopment and expansion of the Werribee Mercy Public Hospital. Opposite Werribee Mercy is the site for the $95 million St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee project. As part of the project, a new private hospital and aged care facility will be developed and both facilities are set to open by 2017.
MEDICAL CENTRES: There are approximately 25 medical centres, offering a range of general and specialist services, within a 10km drive of the Tarneit CBD.
Couple of minutes’ drive north of the Tarneit CBD is the Tarneit Railway Station on the Geelong Line.
Sheltered seating areas and over 300 car parking spaces are available to commuters. Travelling inbound to Southern Cross Railway Station in the Melbourne CBD takes approximately half an hour.
On weekdays, trains depart every 20 minutes from the Tarneit Railway Station to the Southern Cross Railway Station and vice versa. On weekends, there are services every hour from the Tarneit Railway Station to the Southern Cross Railway Station and vice versa.
In the Tarneit CBD, on Leakes Road and near the Thomas Carr College are numerous bus stops. Buses from these stops depart every 20 to 30 minutes on weekdays and weekends and service Tarneit and surrounding suburbs.