AREA PROFILE:This report encompasses the South West Melbourne growth precinct of Wyndham. Specifically, the demographic
and property data concerns only that of Tarneit. Adjacent suburbs include Truganina, Laverton, Williams Landing, Wyndham Vale, Werribee and Hoppers Crossing.
SUBURBS:SOUTH WEST MELBOURNE
SOUTH WEST MELBOURNE
Tarneit and the surrounding area.
The Wyndham growth region is located approximately 30 kilometres west of the Melbourne CBD via the M1 Freeway, and approximately 50 minutes north of Geelong.
Currently home to approximately 199,000 people, the region covers an area of approximately 54,000 hectares and encompasses the major local government area of Wyndham City.The Wyndham region is the fastest growing municipality in Victoria, growing at a rate of 5.6% per annum. The region is currently growing at four times the rate of greater Melbourne and it is expected that the region will have a population of over 332,000 by 2031. By 2036 Wyndham is estimated to have 132,919 households A number of significant civil projects and infrastructure projects are currently being planned to manage the forecast increase in population including major town centres and leisure facilities as well as healthcare and educational amenity. As a result of this major growth, the region has now become a major destination for residential property investment and planning is currently underway for 90,000 extra residential allotments.
FACT:THE WYNDHAM REGION IS THE FASTEST GROWING MUNICIPALITY IN VICTORIA, GROWING AT A RATE OF 5.6% PER ANN
Excellent Local Amenities
The Wyndham Growth corridor already enjoys excellent access to public transport, major arterial roads and freeways as well as a wealth of local education, healthcare and retail amenities.
RETAIL AMENITY: The area is serviced by the major regional shopping precinct at Werribee featuring Werribee Plaza as well as a number of smaller satellite precincts including the Wyndham Village Shopping Centre, Tarneit Gardens and Williams Landing Shopping Centres.
EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTHCARE AMENITY: The area is served by over 40 primary schools, nine secondary schools and 17 combined primary/secondary schools and as well as the recently expanded Werribee Mercy Hospital and two private hospitals.
REGIONAL RAIL LINK: The recently opened Regional Link, connects the precinct to employment opportunities in the Melbourne CBD, western fringe suburbs and Geelong. Commuters can transit from Tarneit station to Southern Cross Station, in the Melbourne CBD in approximately half an hour. In additional to this Melbourne Airport (International) is only 20 minutes away.
PARKLANDS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES: Residents not only enjoy access to a large number of parklands, sporting reserves and bicycle trails but also a number of major regional recreational attractions including the Werribee Open Range Zoo and Werribee Racecourse. Additionally, access to water based recreational activity on Port Phillip is only a short drive away.
South West Melbourne
A number of major infrastructure, public health and education projects will provide the South West Melbourne Growth Corridor with immediate employment opportunities. Specifically, the East Werribee Employment Precinct will become one of Victoria’s largest employments nodes.
EAST WERRIBEE EMPLOYMENT PRECINCT: The East Werribee Employment Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) completed in October 2013 will guide the development of a mixed use precinct that will create opportunities for 58,300 local jobs as well as homes, key infrastructure, advanced integrated water cycle management, sports facilities, and local parks.
• 58,300 JOBS AND HOMES CREATED
• DEVELOPING KEY INFRASTRUCTURE
EAST WERRIBEE EMPLOYMENT PRECINCT: The $45 million Sneydes Road interchange upgrade will transform road access to the East Werribee Employment Precinct which has been identified as a major future jobs hub. Geelongbound ramps at the Sneydes Road interchange are due to be completed by the end of 2016 to create a full-diamond interchange linking Melbourne, Werribee and Geelong.
• $45 MILLION ROAD UPGRADES
VICTORIAN SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY: On 9 August 2016, the Victorian State Government launched the Victorian School Building Authority in order to deliver school building projects faster and with more community involvement. The school building program will create 4,000 construction jobs.
• 4,000 JOBS CREATED
PACIFIC WERRIBEE PROJECT: The recently opened Pacific Werribee project has created more than 4,000 jobs and it is expected that more than 12 million people will visit the centre every year.
• 4,000 JOBS CREATED
ST VINCENT’S PRIVATE HOSPITAL WERRIBEE: Construction of St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee (SVPHW) commenced in late 2015, with the new hospital opening in 2017. The private hospital and aged care centre will create 320 health and professional services jobs, as well as significant employment opportunities during design and construction.
• HIGH LEVEL OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
South West Melbourne is set to benefit immensely from the $850 million in government funded infrastructure projects planned for the next 25 years including:
TARNEIT TOWN CENTRE
A major 27-hectare town centre is currently being planned around the Tarneit Railway Station. The town centre will include a health and medical centre, commercial offices, childcare facilities, cafes and restaurants and 50,000sqm of retail, as well a diverse range of mid-density housing options
TARNEIT CENTRAL SHOPPING CENTRE
As part of the future Tarneit Town Centre major 25,000sqm sub regional shopping centre is about to commence construction. The centre will be anchored by a national supermarket, national discount department store, a discount supermarket and approximately 42 speciality retailers.
SPORT AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
An indoor recreational facility and a number of large sporting reserves are currently being planned for the Tarneit Town Centre and the second stage of the upgrade to Eagle Stadium will commence in 2016. 20 local parks are planned for the adjacent suburb of Riverdale.