A-League licence bidders Western Melbourne Group have announced their intentions to allocate space to build a fulltime home for the Matildas.
The headquarters would be based at the proposed multi-million dollar state-of-the-art stadium in Wyndham City.
There are plans for a 15,000 seat capacity stadium will also feature training pitches, sports medicine facilities, a gymnasium and recovery facilities in the precinct.
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Former Socceroo Steve Horvat, who is a member of the Western Melbourne group bid, told The Women's Game while they're bidding for an A-League licence their vision for the project saw women's football playing a big role.
"A centre of excellence for both male and female footballers is integral to what we are trying to do," former Socceroo Steve Horvat said.
"This is not something we've just thrown out there, we've had these discussions as far back as six months ago with various stakeholders," he said.
The Matildas have previously trained out of Lakeside Stadium, which is the home of South Melbourne, for their friendly games against China PR.
Generally, the Matildas base themselves in Sydney during their training camps, however, the proposed headquarters could act as a base for the squad when they play in Melbourne.
If successful with attaining an A-League license, the bid also wants to go for a W-League license when the chance opens up.
They will allow equal access to football precinct and facilities for women's footballers as well as academy teams.
"The talent, the growth in the game and the opportunities surrounding for young females in the game is remarkable," Horvat said
"We are very excited and want to be part of it," he said.