In November 2007 the Premier of Victoria John Brumby MP and the Mayor of the City of Greater Dandenong launched the Revitalising Central Dandenong Urban Master Plan.
The plan details the 15 - 20 year vision for the largest urban renewal project in Victoria since the Melbourne Docklands. The plan maps a dynamic future for central Dandenong as it seeks to attract more people, jobs and businesses to the city centre.
It is estimated that the revitalisation will help to create up to 5,000 new jobs, 4,000 new homes and to leverage $1 billion in private sector development in the city centre over the next 15 to 20 years.Urban Master Plan (PDF - 4MB)
An ambitious program of highly visible projects in central Dandenong which aims to show that Dandenong is on the move is currently underway. As part of the Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative, the program aims to make Dandenong a more colourful, clean, safe and enjoyable city.
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Lonsdale Street is to become one of Melbourneís great boulevards, and once again, the heart of central Dandenong.
Now completed and open, traffic is moving more slowly and easily, with safer pedestrian crossings, wider footpaths and a more pleasant street environment. New cycle paths, more trees, improved lighting and integrated public art have been delivered as part of the project.
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Halpin Way will be a green, pedestrian and cyclist friendly street that better connects the Station to the city centre.
Halpin Way is a new pedestrian spine providing an easy and direct route linking Dandenong train station with the Drum Theatre, Dandenong Plaza shopping centre, Palm Plaza mall and the Dandenong Market.
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In July 2010, Greater Dandenong was successful in securing funding from for streetscape enhancements in the Afghan Bazaar Cultural Precinct in Thomas Street, Dandenong.
In 2011, Council together with consultants Sinatra Murphy P/L, consulted with key stakeholders and invited ideas and input into the streetscape enhancement. The findings of the consultation have been developed into four design elements.
Design team Hassel, was appointed to develop a new streetscape concept for Thomas Street. It is anticipated that a detailed concept will be finalised by December 2012, to enable construction to commence in 2013.
The project will not review the name or branding of the precinct.
More information on Thomas Street Streetscape Enhancement Project
Greater Dandenongís new municipal building is taking shape with the design phase complete and the first images of the building exterior now on show. It is a flagship project for the revitalised Central Dandenong and will act as a new heart of Melbourneís south-east region.
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Council adopted the Dandenong Park Precinct Master Plan in 2007. The plan includes a 10 year staged implementation program which to improve the city's showcase public park.
The first stage of the project includes the development of a new Riverside Park at the old drill hall site.
Pop-Up-Park is an exciting temporary park opposite Dandenong Station on Foster St. Featuring two synthetic soccer pitches, a BBQ area with picnic tables and a community garden, the Pop-Up-Park is a unique place that everyone from the local Dandenong area and well beyond can visit and enjoy.
For more information go to www.popuppark.com.au
The redevelopment of the Dandenong Market included the creation of a new entry plaza, public toilets, fresh food hall and general merchandising building. This project will renew the ageing facility and ensure the marketís long-term future.
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A new gateway for the south-east region, the Stockmans Bridge provides an alternative route for vehicles into central Dandenong and is reducing congestion on the other main roads. It also links the main shopping precinct with Metro Village 3175.
The bridge features an integrated artwork by Sinatra Murphy P/L that reflects the history of the markets and the local area. The artwork is superbly lit and visible after dark.
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Move up without moving out! Metro Village 3175 is a brand new master planned community offering an unmatched standard of urban living right in the heart of Dandenong.
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Aligned with the revitalising central Dandenong project, the State Government is currently reviewing the local bus network to ensure that public transport services compliment the aspirations of the urban master plan.
For further information on Revitalising Central Dandenong visit www.revitalisingcentraldandenong.com