NEW HUB FOR FAMILIES IN TARNEIT NORTH

A new hub for family services in fast-growing Tarneit North is on the way thanks to funding from the Andrews
Labor Government.

Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly, representing Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane, today turned the
first sod for the new Tarneit North Integrated Family Centre.

When complete, the centre will provide families with access to high quality kindergarten, maternal child health
and other family services.

The centre is part of the Tarneit North Community Precinct Masterplan, which will deliver a large reserve, sports
facilities and playground for the rapidly developing suburb.

The project received $2.5 million from the Victorian Government’s 2020-21 Growing Suburbs Fund, which
supports the creation of community connections, enhanced services, and provides greater opportunities at a local
level.

The Victorian Government has contributed an additional $2.5 million from the Department of Education and
Training’s 2020-21 Building Blocks Capacity grant program which helps kindergartens increase capacity to create
more places, improve the quality of the learning environment, increase inclusivity and invest in technology.

The $26.4 million Tarneit North Community Precinct Masterplan will be delivered by the Wyndham City Council,
which has contributed $11.3 million funding from council towards the project with an additional $10 million
contributed from developers.

Since 2015, the Growing Suburbs Fund has invested more than $27.5 million into the Wyndham City Council for
the delivery of 20 projects.

More information on the Growing Suburbs Fund is available at:
https://www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants/growing-suburbs-fund

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane

“The Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund provides crucial community infrastructure where it is needed
most, our fastest growing suburbs”

“Through the Growing Suburbs Fund we’re investing in communities and delivering the top-quality facilities
Victorians expect and deserve.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“The new family centre is a really important asset for our community – it will mean high quality education and
family services are available close to home during children’s formative years.”

“I’m really pleased the Victorian Government has been able to contribute such a significant amount of funding to
make this project happen and I look forward to seeing the new centre become a focal point for our community.”

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