Tarneit is mostly used as agricultural grazing land. However this landscape is rapidly changing due to the urban sprawl coming from nearby suburbs, such as Hoppers Crossing and Werribee, mostly happening in the southern part of Tarneit.
Tarneit has a number of schools established within its boundaries, including Thomas Carr College, Baden Powell Prep – Year 9 College and Tarneit Central College. The Islamic College of Melbourne (ICOM), located at Wootten Road, commenced its classes from Grade 1 to Grade 4 in February 2011.
Wyndham Village Shopping Centre, in the suburb’s south, was completed in 2005 to serve the exploding population in the immediate area, especially in the residential developments of Tarneit Gardens, The Rise, Rose Grange and Seasons.
Tarneit Town Centre, to be developed over the next 10 years, is expected to be located in the area loosely bounded by Derrimut Road to the west, Leakes Road to the south, Skeleton Creek to the east and Dry Creek to the north.
Tarneit and other neighbouring suburbs such as Truganina are expected to grow rapidly as more established City of Wyndham suburbs are exhausted for land space.
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Metropolitan Planning Authority: Tarneit North Precinct Structure Plan (C188)
Wyndham City Council: Tarneit West Outline Development Plan
Department of Environment and Primary Industries: Wyndham Planning Scheme Amendment C184