23 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 -

Cowies Hill Water Tower Lighting - $150,000

The project is designed to celebrate the Cowies Hill Water Tower, a prominent feature of the relatively flat Tarneit landscape, with installation of unique decorative night lighting. In a collaboration between Wyndham City Council, Greater Western Water and Melbourne Water, specialist lighting designers will be invited to develop a proposal that can include a range of different lighting and projection features.

The Suburban Revitalisation program is providing $150,000 in funding for the project. The local community will be consulted on the proposed designs as they are developed with installation due to be completed by mid-2022.

Sunset Views Boulevard Enhancements - $330,000

Sunset Views Boulevard is currently the only pedestrian link between Tarneit Station and local community facilities, residential areas and shopping centre. This project will address the need for improved pedestrian safety, climate protection and visual appeal of this thoroughfare. Enhancements include pedestrian lighting, artistic linear shelter structures, and feature boulevard tree planting.

This connection will undergo improvement with a combination of pedestrian safety, climate protection and visual appeal. It is also the only current pedestrian connection between the train station and community facilities, residential areas and the shopping centre.

The Suburban Revitalisation program is providing $330,000 in funding for the project due to be completed by late 2022.

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 suburbandevelopment.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Suburban Development Mary-Anne Thomas

“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.”

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

“I’m thrilled to Chair the Tarneit Revitalisation Board as we bring together service providers, businesses and community groups to identify local priorities and deliver exciting projects such as these.”