Community centre opens for residents

A new community centre is officially open in Truganina to provide a range of services

for residents in the municipality.

The Koomail Tardy Community Centre will provide early education and care services, kindergarten, playgroups and parent groups, maternal and child health services and specialist support services for


A range of community, health and educational services, programs and activities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities will also be available.

The centre will be managed, and kindergarten will be delivered by Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS) on behalf of Wyndham council.

According to Wyndham council, Truganina is a rapidly growing area in Wyndham, and the population is forecast to grow by 40.5 per cent, with an estimated 15,229 additional residents between 2021 and 2041.

The opening was attended by mayor Peter Maynard, Wyndham council chief executive Stephen Wall Tarneit MP Sarah Connolly and representatives of Bunurong Land Council.

Mayor Peter Maynard said: “At Wyndham City, we are focused on planning and delivering essential support and services for our growing community.

“The opening of this new community centre, despite the challenges of the past two years, is an excellent example of this commitment.

“Young families make up nearly half of all households in Truganina, and these children and their parents can now access connection, learning opportunities and specialist support at the Koomail Tardy Community Centre,” he said.

The centre was named Koomail Tardy Community Centre after consultation with the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, the Registered Aboriginal Party for the land on which this community centre is built.

In language, Koomail means ‘grass used for weaving’ and Tardy means ‘sister’.

Council hopes the Aboriginal name will help the Wyndham community actively recognise and celebrate the First Nations People as the traditional owners of Wyndham.