11 November 2021

Local football, soccer, cricket, tennis and more are one step closer to the ultimate home advantage in Truganina, with a multisport precinct on the way. In Tarneit, local footy is set for a bright future with new LED oval lighting for Wootten Road Reserve, thanks to the Victorian Government.

Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today joined Wyndham City Councillors to launch the new lights at Tarneit and check out construction progress in Truganina, with both projects made possible by a $3.196 million funding boost from the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program and Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.

Sport is the lifeblood of Victorian communities and with more and more families moving to the Wyndham area, there’s a demand for sport facilities to match that growth.

A new sports precinct in fast-growing Truganina is part of Wyndham City Council’s Truganina South East Active Open Space Master Plan implementation that aims to cater for growing demand.

The new 10-hectare sports precinct will be adjacent to the Garrang Wilam Primary School and once complete will feature multiple soccer pitches with an overlaid cricket oval, tennis courts and a sports pavilion.

There’s also a playground, BBQ and picnic areas, and circuit paths for locals to get fit and car parking on the way.

The new venue will provide the perfect platform for local clubs to build their membership and supporter base, as well as a space for the new Garrang Wilam Primary School and an Integrated Family Centre to host local programs and events.

At Wootten Road Reserve, the Tarneit Titans Football Club can now use the new 100 lux LED lighting on Oval One.

The lighting installation will also increase community access to the reserve, allowing residents to engage in activity without being constrained by daylight, cost, or commitment via the Wyndham City Council Active After Hours initiative.   

The Victorian Government has invested more than $1.1 billion in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014, including $178 million into the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program that has now supported 70 significant infrastructure projects to make sure our sports facilities are accessible to more people.

From playspace redevelopments to pavilion upgrades, investments like these provide high-quality and accessible places for Victorians to reap the benefits of sport and active recreation participation.

They are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, and fast-tracking community recovery by improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Victorian communities.

Sarah Connolly acknowledged Wyndham City Council for their financial contribution and commitment to deliver both projects.

For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit   

Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly

Local clubs like the Tarneit Titans are the heart and soul of the community. They deserve modern facilities they can be proud of.”

“Once complete, the fantastic new sports precinct in Truganina and new lighting at Wootten Road Reserve will provide a real home ground advantage for local sport and provide a boost for the local community.”

“Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for Victorians to enjoy their local sport and recreation and lead healthy and active lifestyles.”