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2022-01-26 Community & Lifestyle

Focus on Tarneit - past, present and future

Bluestone is Satterley’s second community in Tarneit after Habitat on Davis Creek. We’ve known for a long time just what a wonderful part of Melbourne this is and it’s been amazing to watch Tarneit grow, witness new services and the community connections flourish.

In this guide to the suburb we look back at what’s always made Tarneit and surrounds such a great place to live, some recent additions, as well as what’s planned for the near future.

A leisure facility for the whole family

Aquapulse, Wyndham City Council’s aquatic centre, is less than fifteen minutes from Bluestone, straight down Derrimut Road. The facility underwent a comprehensive redevelopment in 2015 and now offers thrillseekers what may be the largest waterslide in Victoria. There’s also a 50-metre (that’s Olympic distance) pool, a cafe, an aqua play area and much more.

Image credit: Aquapulse

Transport options aplenty

Back when we first began building a community in Tarneit, there was no railway station in the suburb.

Fast-forward seven years and Tarneit is now second only to Southern Cross as the most used station on the whole V/Line network. The railway means locals are now just a half-hour train trip from the CBD and 45 minutes from Geelong.

Bluestone also offers easy access to the Western Ring Road and the Western Highway, and the local bus network can get you just about anywhere you need to be.

Changing the suburb for the better

The Victorian Government aims to create projects that make specific areas of Melbourne even more enjoyable to live and work in.

One of the ways it does this is through the Suburban Revitalisation Program. Eight Revitalisation Boards report to the program - and one concentrates entirely on Tarneit, looking at ways to help the suburb thrive.

The program is relatively new but already it’s helped to establish the Cowies Hill Lighting Project, which will turn the water tower, long a prominent feature of the Tarneit landscape, into a spectacular night-time landmark.

Other projects include park upgrades, creation of a community garden and a new off-leash dog walking area.

Two other initiatives - the Children’s Facilities Capital Program Major Grants and the Growing Suburbs Fund - have combined with Wyndham City Council to support a new 220-place early learning service at Dianella Community Centre, about 12 minutes in the car from Bluestone. Construction was completed just recently and the service will begin accepting children in the new year.

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