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Investing in Greater Dandenong - Business Prospectus

A premier business location

The City of Greater Dandenong’s location offers advantages that are hard to match. Close to ports, railways, key arterial road networks and Melbourne’s CBD, it services a huge supply chain network and customer base.

A large skilled workforce and diverse community

Investors can access a catchment population of up to 1.3m and a work force of 458,000. The City of Greater Dandenong optimises the migrant success story embracing new residents seeking opportunity and driven by ambition. This multilingual community provides an inviting and culturally rich setting to invest, work and relax. Customers and workers abound!

A robust and thriving economy

Greater Dandenong’s state-of-the-art industrial estates and central Dandenong, Springvale and Noble Park activity centres provide the foundation for a diverse and rapidly expanding economy.

A choice of development sites and premises

Take advantage of the green field sites and master-planned eco-industrial estates integrated with Melbourne’s south eastern arterial road network. Premier commercial sites are also available in central Dandenong, the beneficiary of a $290 million State Government funded revitalisation initiative. Ongoing property development and businesses expansion ensures a diverse range of industrial and commercial premises are available for occupancy or refurbishment.

World class infrastructure

The area is serviced by an efficient network of key arterial roads and motorways linking businesses with ports, airports, suppliers and customers. A major rail corridor runs through the municipality and is currently undergoing an upgrade to deliver a capacity boost of up to 42 per cent. Government is also investigating the development of the Port of Hastings on Westernport Bay and the establishment of a major airport in Melbourne’s east. Both of these investments would massively advantage businesses located in the area. Businesses also have access to world class research facilities including the Monash Innovation Precinct.

Supportive Council and Government

The City of Greater Dandenong and its State and Federal Government partners are keen to assist businesses establish and expand in the area. Council offers a ‘Fast Track’ Priority Paid planning permit application process for large scale commercial and industrial applications. It also operates an extensive business collaboration and support program. Council’s Economic Development Unit welcomes your business enquiries and is happy to make appropriate introductions and provide information and assistance to facilitate your investment planning.

Keen to find out more?

Download Business Prospectus - City of Opportunity (PDF- 1.13MB)

The prospectus highlights Greater Dandenong’s premier location, infrastructure services, workforce and market access, economic diversification and development opportunities.

Business and development facilitators are encouraged to use the prospectus to support their marketing campaigns.

If you would like a printed copy of this prospectus or require it in an alternative format please email

For more information contact the Economic Development Unit via email or phone 8571 1550.

Business Prospectus - City of opportunity