30 September 2021

Tarneit residents will start to see benefits from a range of projects designed to improve public spaces and boost social connections in the rapidly growing area in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $2.5 million into Tarneit through the Suburban Revitalisation program with projects approved for funding so far including -

Tarneit Dog off-leash area

Tarneit has limited places for dog owners to take their dogs to play off-leash.  This project will kick start the delivery of new fenced dog off-leash areas, together with a broader park network revitalisation program.

The delivery of the dog off-leash area will be completed in conjunction with the Tarneit Parks Network Revitalisation Project, already funded via the Tarneit Suburban Revitalisation program.

The new facilities will include a 30 x 50m fenced area, agility equipment, shade and shelter, and a drinking fountain.

The off-leash area will promote exercise and social interaction for both humans and dogs and will be significant in enhancing community connections.

The Suburban Revitalisation program is providing $62,000 in funding for the project due to be completed by mid-2022.

Tarneit Parks Network Revitalisation Project

The parks of Moondara, Camelot, Samaria St & Tarneit Lakes will include upgraded play spaces, new nature play areas, fitness equipment stations & seating. More trees will be planted to increase canopy cover, provide shade on hot days and enhance biodiversity. 

The Andrews Labor Government is providing $465,000 to this important project with Wyndham City Council contributing $600,000.

Suburban Revitalisation Program

The Suburban Revitalisation program works with regional and local stakeholders to plan and deliver infrastructure, community development and events that promote social and economic benefits in focused suburbs across Melbourne.  

Building on the success of Suburban Revitalisation Boards in Broadmeadows and Frankston, the program has expanded with new Suburban Revitalisation Boards working in Tarneit, Melton, Boronia, Noble Park, Lilydale and Reservoir.

The Andrews Government is investing $21.25 million over two years into the eight boards through the 2020-21 State Budget.  

The Victorian Government is committed to encouraging suburban revitalisation as a way of strengthening Melbourne’s liveability and driving economic opportunity and jobs growth close to where people live. For more information about Suburban Revitalisation go to

 Quotes attributable to Tarneit Revitalisation Board Chair and Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“These parks upgrades will help to beautify the community and provide space for everyone to get outdoors and active, our four-legged friends included.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Suburban Development Shaun Leane

“We are backing our suburbs and investing in such projects, to make much-loved areas even better places to live, stimulate business activity and jobs growth and bring people together.”