Photo of Tarneit train station

Tarneit is a western suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, located 25 kilometres from Melbourne CBD within the City of Wyndham local government area. It is adjacent to the emerging suburb of Truganina to the east, and established suburbs of Hoppers Crossing and Werribee to the south. Settlement of the area dates to the 1830s when Tarneit was used as agricultural grazing land. Tarneit was named when it was surveyed in 1839–1840 and comes from the Wathaurong word for the colour ‘white’.

Tarneit is one of the fastest growing suburbs in outer Melbourne with a current population of 49,780 (2020) expected to increase by 164%, to 131,166 by 2041. The Tarneit activity centre is classified as a ‘Major Activity Centre’ in Plan Melbourne, with its purpose to fulfil and service anchor retail, services and businesses needs of the Tarneit community.

A revitalised Tarneit is emerging, cherished by locals for its active public spaces, vibrant civic heart and expanding business ecosystem. Investment in Tarneit by the board is with a view to create active public spaces, create a new civic heart and a to build strong economic ecosystem.

Tarneit Revitalisation Board

Established in 2021, the Board provides a local voice to the Victorian Government's Suburban Revitalisation program, working with communities to identify opportunities for locally-led projects to help Tarneit thrive.

Questions, ideas and feedback for the Board are encouraged and welcome. You can get in touch with the Board by emailing

Photo of Sara Connolly MPSarah is a member of the Parliament of Victoria’s Legislative Assembly representing the diverse Tarneit District located in one of Australia’s largest growth corridors.

Photo of Adele HegedichHarrison Ward Councillor Adele Hegedich is serving her third term as Councillor at Wyndham Council and has been elected Mayor for 2020/21.

Cr Hegedich is a lawyer, businesswoman and long-time Wyndham resident.  Since 2016, Cr Hegedich has mentored other councillors (through the ALGWA Mentor program), volunteered for the Rotary Club of Wyndham Harbour, where she is also a Board member, she is the chairperson for the Corozon Centre Inc and is currently a Stewardship Councillor for a Kildare’s Ministries school.

Photo of Simon HaberSimon Haber is the Principal of Tarneit Senior College, having joined the College as Principal at the beginning of 2019. Tarneit Senior College caters for the continual growing population of young people in Years 10-12 within Tarneit and surrounds. Simon has been teaching and leading education within various schools for nearly 20 years.

Photo of Jamie ReynoldsJamie works at Colliers as Centre Manager for the Victorian Mixed Retail Portfolio, managing 5 properties consisting of regional and neighbourhood shopping centres, including Tarneit Gardens Shopping Centre. Jamie has a demonstrated history of success working in the retail and commercial property management industries, both directly for the Landlord and in agency.

Photo of Michael LimMichael Lim is a Senior Manager at YLab, the social enterprise arm of the Foundation for Young Australians. Michael's work focuses on partnering with local young people with diverse lived experiences to design and develop solutions to complex social challenges. Michael is also a Western Metropolitan Partnership member, sits on the Melton Revitalisation Board and is a local westie.

Photo of Poly KiyagaPoly has been in living in City of Wyndham since 2006. He graduated from Victoria University with the Bachelor of International Community Development. Poly started working with refugees and migrants since 2001. He worked with AMES Australia delivering the Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP). Currently Poly is managing the Community Support Groups Program which is funded by the Department of Premier and Cabinet through the Office for Youth to work with young African-Australians living in the City of Wyndham.

Photo of Rashi DhagatCreative Customer Centric Event Stylist for all Occasions known by Glitz Events and Owner Operator of Little Growling Cafes in Wyndham.

Projects funded in Tarneit

A vibrant new mural by award-winning artist George Rose now welcomes the community to the entrance of Tarneit Gardens Shopping Centre.

The Suburban Revitalisation program provided $35,000 in funding for the project.

This project delivers upgrades to four parks in Tarneit, with improved play spaces, new nature play areas, fitness equipment stations and seating.

The Suburban Revitalisation program is providing $465,000 in funding for the project and it's anticipated to be completed in late 2022.

Page last updated: 16/09/21