Development Victoria

Enhancing Dandenong as a great place to live, work and visit

Revitalising Central Dandenong

About 

The Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative was announced in 2006 by the Victorian Government as a $290 million revitalisation project. The 15 to 20 year project is expected to attract more than $1.2 billion in private sector investment over the life of the project while creating 5000 jobs and enhancing Dandenong’s appeal as a place to live, work and visit. More than $500 million has been invested to date.

Development Victoria is working in partnership with the City of Greater Dandenong, state government agencies and the private sector to achieve the vision for the RCD initiative.

Key facts 

Project area: 7 hectares (Declared project area: 170 hectares) 

Development timeframe: 15-20 years

Forecast private investment: $1.2 billion

The Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative is rejuvenating Dandenong’s city centre and re-establishing Dandenong as the capital of Melbourne’s growing south east region.

The $290 million revitalisation project was announced by the Victorian Government in 2006 and is creating a fresh new future for central Dandenong.

Several key projects are now complete or underway and the initiative is enhancing Dandenong’s appeal as a place to live, work and visit through new residential, commercial and community projects.

The Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative is being delivered by Development Victoria in partnership with the City of Greater Dandenong, government agencies and the private sector.

Why Revitalising Central Dandenong

Dandenong was traditionally the social and economic centre of Melbourne’s south east, however during the 1990s and early 2000s, competition from newer neighbouring areas for investment in retail and entertainment activities as well as traffic and amenity concerns reduced activity in central Dandenong.

The Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative is overcoming these challenges by investing in supporting infrastructure and key projects to kick-start new development and job-creating economic activity in the area.

Dandenong’s strategic location close to existing road and rail infrastructure provides a unique opportunity to enhance its role in the region.

With Dandenong at its heart, Melbourne’s south east region:

Produces almost half of Victoria’s manufacturing output 

Is home to more than one million people

Is home to one in every three jobs in Melbourne  

Key statistics

Over its 15 to 20-year lifespan, the Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative aims to re-establish central Dandenong as the capital of Melbourne’s south east by:

Generating $1.2 billion private sector investment

Creating 5000 jobs

Delivering 4000 homes

 

Since the project’s inception:

More than 1800 jobs have been created;

Dandenong is home to a further 830 residents;

The project has attracted more than $500 million in private investment to date;

Nearly 40 per cent of land has been developed, is under construction or contracted for development;

This project has delivered a key road connection – Stockmans Bridge – which provides an east to west link from Cheltenham Road to the Dandenong CBD;


Working in partnership