12 February 2020

The redeveloped Central Park Community Centre in Hopper’s Crossing and the expanded and revitalised Tarneit Community Learning Centre are now open and ready for residents and visitors to enjoy. 

Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today officially opened both the Central Park Community Centre and the Tarneit Community Learning Centre. 

The projects received $1,505,000 from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, which supports the creation of community connections, enhanced services, and provides greater opportunities at the local level.  

The $1.1 million upgrade of the Central Park Community Centre has revitalised the centre, aiming to create a space where people can socialise, learn and participate in a friendly and inclusive environment. It features new spaces including a community lounge, meeting and co-working spaces, and private consulting and training rooms. 

The $2.2 expansion of the Tarneit Community Learning Centre has transformed the centre into a hub for the fast-growing Tarneit community, offering space to run kindergartens, health services and classes, house council services and other programs.  The community centre shares a building with the Julia Gillard Library, which benefited from $750,000 in funding from the Andrews Labor Government. The learning centre features shared working spaces, remodelled entrance way, redesigned courtyard and additional meeting and consultation rooms. 

The projects were delivered by Wyndham City Council, which contributed $1,990,000 towards the two projects. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Changing Places fund provided an additional $100,000 towards accessible public toilets at the Tarneit Community Learning Centre. 

The Growing Suburbs Fund has invested more than $25 million for 19 projects in Wyndham City over the last five years. 

More information on the Growing Suburbs Fund is available at:

Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly 

“It’s great to see the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund build community centres for growing areas like ours.”  

“These great new facilities will help keep pace with our growing population and make sure residents in the outer West get access to the services and opportunities they deserve.”