Community Hub for Tarneit Families

Community Hub for Tarneit Families


Tweddle CEO Jacquie O’Brien joined Minister for Local Government Melissa Horne and Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly at yesterday’s official opening of the new Bembit Bag-rook Community Centre.

The new Centre in Tarneit, is based in the booming local government area of Wyndham where around 20 babies are born every day.

“As we prepare for the launch of Tweddle’s Wyndham Residential Early Parenting Centre mid-2023, delivering temporary Day Stay support at the new Centre will help the community get to know our dedicated clinicians and familiarise themselves with Tweddle’s Wyndham based programs and services” Ms O’Brien said.

“Tweddle’s priority is helping families with babies and toddlers get off to a healthy start in life. Tarneit’s Bembit Bag-rook Community Centre is an excellent purpose-built health centre and a living example where the co-location of a range of family supports, works to remove geographical barriers for local families and brings them together” she said.

The new community hub will be the temporary location for Tweddle’s Tarneit Day Stay which opens on Wednesday October 12th, along with the upcoming Playsteps program commencing on October 19th.

Minister Horne was thrilled with the new community facility. “Over the last eight years we’ve been building a legacy by upgrading parks, playgrounds and libraries for Victorians, where they’re needed most.” She said.

“Our suburbs are great places to live, work and play and we’re making sure they stay that way by investing in the things communities deserve.”

The new community hub will be well positioned to provide critical services to Tarneit’s growing community thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. The new $20.9 million Centre includes a family area with early learning facilities and consulting suites, as well as an outdoor barbeque area, basketball and netball courts and a playground.

The Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation worked with Wyndham City Council to name the Centre – in the Bunurong language “Bembit” means flower and “Bag-rook” means women.

Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly expressed her excitement for the Tarneit community’s new space for sport, recreation, and family support services, that will be enjoyed for generations.

Through the Growing Suburbs Fund, the Government continues to invest in critical infrastructure projects in the Wyndham area, recently announcing support for a redevelopment of the Galvin Park Football Cricket Community Pavilion and a new family recreation space at Alfred Road Reserve.

Tarneit Day Stay and Wyndham Playsteps

For more information about Tweddle’s Tarneit Day Stay Program or Playsteps in the West, both located at the Bembit Bag-rook Community Centre in Polly Parade Tarneit, call Tweddle on (03) 9689 1577 or visit

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