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Revitalising Central Dandenong

Dandenong is the heart of Melbourne’s growing south east corridor. The State Government’s $290 million funded Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative is rejuvenating the city centre and creating a fresh new future for central Dandenong.

The Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative is being delivered by the Victorian Government, through Development Victoria, in partnership with the City of Greater Dandenong. 

Creating great places

The City of Greater Dandenong is committed to creating great places for its people through placemaking.

Placemaking is the collaborative process of creating people-focussed places for communities, places that people understand, participate in and feel ownership of.

Council has created a Placemaking Framework (PDF - 2.36MB) that will ensure revitalisation of our city’s three key activity centres, Dandenong, Noble Park and Springvale. The framework will ensure these areas have a unique individual character and continue to develop as places that support economic sustainability.

Placemaking should create attractive spaces that provide a range of experiences, and be meaningful to the people who use those spaces. Council plans to involve local people in planning spaces through the framework, and will ensure all revitalisation work helps capture the unique character of the community.

For more information or a copy of the Activity Centre’s Placemaking Framework please contact Council.

  Placemaking Framework cover image 

Activity centre profiles

Activity Centre Profiles provide an overview of Greater Dandenong’s three activity centres; Dandenong, Springvale and Noble Park, in one simple resource.

The profiles combine data and factual information form a variety of sources to give a quick and comprehensive look at our three activity centres. The easy-to-read document helps outline the unique characteristics of each centre, and will serve as a snapshot in time of the areas.

The documents will be revised every three to five years to capture the changing nature of the Activity Centres.

Greater Dandenong Dandenong Activity Centre Profile Greater Dandenong Springvale Activity Centre Profile
Download Dandenong Activity Centre Profile (PDF - 482KB) Download Noble Park Activity Centre Profile (PDF - 507KB) Download Springvale Activity Centre Profile (PDF - 445KB)

Historic Narratives - Dandenong, Springvale, Noble Park

To understand the present, many people look to the past for clues to why things look, feel and function a certain way.

The City of Greater Dandenong has developed a ‘Historic Narrative’ for its three Activity Centres to create an accessible document that traces the evolution of Dandenong, Springvale and Noble Park from their indigenous beginnings to the present day. 

Using information, books and references from a variety of sources the Historic Narratives reveal key insights into each place including; its value to the indigenous community, natural landscape qualities, early settlement characteristics, establishment of community infrastructure, retail, commerce, development and expansion.

The text captures key milestones, and describes the local dynamics that have either been the catalyst for change in the centres, or that provide clues as to each centres unique characteristics.  Carefully selected photos from as early as 1870, through to more contemporary images, bring the journey of each centre to life.

Designed for easy reading at under 3000 words each, the Historic Narratives will assist people to better understand their place and become a valuable reference to inform future decision making.

Danenong activity centre Historic Narrative Noble Park activity centre Historic Narrative Springvale activity centre Historic Narrative
Download Dandenong Activity Centre Historic Narrative (PDF - 1.44MB) Download Noble Park Activity Centre Historic Narrative (PDF - 830KB) Download Springvale Activity Centre Historic Narrative (PDF - 1.15MB)



Infrastructure projects

Lonsdale Street Boulevard

Halpin Way and Settlers Square

Stockmans Bridge

 Precinct Energy Plant

Pop Up Park (opens in new window)

Metro Village 3175 (opens in new window)

Place making projects

This ambitious place making program delivering a diverse range of highly visible public realm improvements within central Dandenong to support the city’s revitalisation.

Many of the projects involve bringing colour, life and animation to a city which is already well known for its specialty shopping, cultural vibrancy and authenticity. The program is primarily focused at pedestrians in streets and public spaces that are encountered between the station and the market.

Cultural precinct initiatives

Public realm improvements

Public art

Lighting projects

The projects are an initiative of the City of Greater Dandenong with past and current partners including; Dandenong Development Board, Development Victoria, Department of Transport, Metro Trains and Arts Victoria.