Wyndham City is excited to invite the community to name two important sites within the Wyndham Stadium Precinct, located in Tarneit.

The Wyndham Stadium Precinct covers 63 hectares and includes a Regional Football Facility (interim name) that will feature state-of-the-art training facilities including three pitches, a two-storey Pavilion and capacity for 5,000 spectators.

Construction of the facility is well underway and once complete, will become the training base for Western United Football Club.

Wyndham City is inviting the community to formally name the Regional Football Facility and the Pavilion located within this area.

Naming of the Regional Football Facility and Pavilion will be guided by the Wyndham City Geographic Naming Policy. The policy offers naming themes as follows:

  • Linking the name to a place (preserving cultural and environmental heritage)
  • Using commemorative names (commemorating an event, person or place, noting that names of people who are still alive must be avoided because community attitudes and opinions can change over time) 
  • Gender equality (inclusive of all genders and backgrounds)
  • Recognition and use of Traditional Owner languages (provides an opportunity to connect a name to place and is subject to agreement from the relevant traditional owner group)

The community is invited to select the theme which best applies to the naming of the Regional Football Facility and the Pavilion within it. Additionally, a name aligning with one of the themes can be proposed.

Wyndham City’s Active City Portfolio holder, Councillor Peter Maynard, said he was delighted to see the project progress to the naming stage.

“We look forward to Western United Football Club moving in and having a training base in the Wyndham Stadium Precinct,” he said.

“The Regional Football Facility will also provide important opportunities for our local community with the ability to host major regional competitions for rectangular pitch sports, coaching clinics, professional development sessions and more.”

Wyndham City Mayor, Councillor Susan McIntyre said the Regional Football Facility was an investment in state-of-the-art sporting infrastructure.

“Council in partnership with Western Melbourne Group has funded the delivery of the Regional Football Facility, which is the first stage of the broader Wyndham Stadium Precinct.”

Following community feedback, additional consultation will be required before a name for the Regional Football Facility and Pavilion are decided.  

Should the fourth theme ‘Recognition and use of Traditional Owner languages’ be chosen, further consultation will include requesting the relevant traditional owner group to offer the most suitable name for the Regional Football Facility and Pavilion sites.

To chat about the project, visit one of the drop-in sessions held at:

  • Penrose Community Centre – 13 September, 11-11.30am and 2-2.30pm
  • AquaPulse – 14 September, 5-7pm
  • Dianella Community Centre – 15 September, 11am-3pm
  • Eagle Stadium – 16 September, 11.30am-2pm

For more information and to provide your feedback by 9 October visit: https://theloop.wyndham.vic.gov.au

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