flat) is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 km
south-west from Melbourne's central business district.
Its Local Government Area
the City of Wyndham
. At the 2006 Census
, Tarneit had a
population of 6670.
It is an emerging suburb in the City Of Wyndham and a sister suburb
to next door Truganina.
Tarneit was established as a grazing area. Tarneit Post Office
opened on 8 March 1888, closed in 1895, reopened in 1902 and closed
again in 1943.
Tarneit is mostly used as agricultural grazing land, but this is
changing due to urban sprawl coming from nearby suburbs, such as
Hoppers Crossing and Werribee, happening mostly in the southern
region of Tarneit.
Tarneit already has a secondary school within its boundaries, known
as Thomas Carr. A lot of residential growth is occurring in the
Thomas Carr district, with other schools and shopping centres
planned for construction. Wyndham Village Shopping centre, in the
suburb's south, was completed in 2005
the exploding population in the immediate area, especially in the
residential developments of Tarneit Gardens, The Rise, Rose Grange
and Seasons. Existing Bus Routes in the area have recently been
altered and now better serve the suburb.
In the next ten years, Tarneit and other suburbs such as Truganina
are expected to grow rapidly as more established City of Wyndham
suburbs are exhausted for land space.
The Tarneit area is now the site of several new housing estates,
including Tarneit Gardens
, Claremont Park
. Mooted estates include Evadene
within Claremont Park). By contrast with the number and scale of
private estate developments in Tarneit, public housing remains
In the more barren agricultural areas of Tarneit, the roads are yet
to be sealed and are often muddy in rainy weather, such as Leakes
Road, which was a dry weather only road. Leakes Road has
recently under gone redevelopment and is now sealed from Fitzgerald
Road to Derrimut Road with the last 2 kilometres still to be sealed
to reach Tarneit Road, and provides a link from the industrial
areas of Altona
North and Laverton North to Tarneit and Hoppers Crossing.
planned to ease traffic congestion on Sayers Road, which services
Hoppers Crossing commuters travelling to and from the city. In peak
hour the road is often a traffic nightmare for locals.
Unfortunately there is virtually no public transportation. Land
reservation for a bus or rail transit link will be underway by
, however, rail is favoured. A rail line
that will connect with the existing Werribee line
2008 Victorian Transport Plan, the Tarneit link
connecting the Melton and Werribee railway
lines and re-directing Geelong V/Line trains from the Werribee line has been
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The population of Tarneit in 2006
people. However, growth in this area leads to predictions of
Tarneit's population booming in coming years.