Tarneit West’s newest community centre is officially open to support the needs and dreams of the local community.
Today, Minister for Local Government, Suburban Development and Veterans, Shaun Leane MP joined local Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly, Wyndham City Mayor Peter Maynard and Wyndham City CEO, Stephen Wall for the Ministerial opening of Dianella Community Centre.
Located at 6 Congo Drive, this new $9.2 million community centre is the first piece of community infrastructure for Tarneit West.
Support for young families is available at Dianella Community Centre, including Maternal & Child Health Services and Kindergarten with Allied Health services also on the way.
Dianella Community Centre also features an outdoor area including a half basketball court, BBQ area and amphitheatre. Featuring modern, accessible amenities, Dianella will support residents, community leaders, associations and groups to run activities, programs and events for the wider neighbourhood to participate in.
The centre aims to reflect the aspirations and strengths of the neighbourhood in the Tarneit West area.
Wyndham City Mayor and Active City portfolio holder, Peter Maynard said: “I am thrilled Wyndham is delivering this essential community infrastructure which will help our residents connect and empower each other. It is especially pleasing that this new community centre is open to support Tarneit West’s growing population.”
This project was jointly funded by Wyndham City and the State Government which provided a $4 million contribution via the Children’s Facilities Capital Program and the Growing Suburbs Fund.
Cr Maynard said: “Wyndham City thanks the State Government for their support towards this project. We are grateful for the contribution that allows Wyndham to build sophisticated community infrastructure to support our community.”
Formerly Riverdale Community Centre, Dianella Community Centre’s name pays homage to a flora species indigenous to the area and was one of two names residents were able to vote on via The Loop website earlier this year.
Dianella Community Centre is keen to hear from residents about the programs and activities they want to host.
Community members are invited to contact the team to chat about an idea and find out more about Dianella: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8742 8300.
For more information about Dianella: https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/venues/dianella-community-centre