Development Victoria

Key buildings

Government Services Office

The eight-storey Government Services Office (GSO) on the corner of Walker and Thomas streets is a landmark new sustainable office building for Dandenong.

The GSO opened in April 2012 and is home to 900 workers from five government departments. 

The $68 million building has a 6-star green star rating and features retail space at ground level and an open air deck on level four. 

Key facts:
Boosted the local economy by an estimated $85 million
Created over $16 million for local companies and suppliers in the Dandenong area
Created 244 direct construction jobs and 900 indirect jobs during construction
Created 14,399 square metres of new sustainable office space


City of Greater Dandenong municipal building

The City of Greater Dandenong’s new municipal building in central Dandenong includes a public square with seating and a giant screen as well as a regional library and council offices. 

The new building opened in May 2014 and has brought a further 400 people into the centre of Dandenong. 

Australian Taxation Office

The new Australian Taxation Office on Walker Street includes 12,600 square metres of office space and is home to 850 workers.

Quest Apartments

A 95 room, 4.5 star serviced apartment building, operated by Quest Apartments, was completed by the Pellicano Group in November 2016.

Quest Dandenong Central is a $22 million development and has been operating since 5 December 2016.

Retail tenancy opportunities are currently available at Quest Dandenong Central. For further information, click here


Salvation Army regional headquarters

The new $25 million regional headquarters for the Salvation Army will be constructed on Walker Street. The development will include a place of worship, and bring around 45 jobs to central Dandenong. Construction is due to commence in the first half of 2017. 


Lonsdale Street
 

The vision for a renewed Lonsdale Street was for it to become one of Melbourne’s great boulevards, a green and pedestrian-friendly main street with the retail and business vibrancy of a capital city.

The project responded to community feedback received during the RCD initiative’s Shared Vision and master plan consultation periods and major construction works were completed in April 2011. 

The transformed street acts as a gateway to central Dandenong, uniting the two halves of the city centre. Lonsdale Street now provides the setting for a future mix of spaces to meet and socialise including cafés, restaurants, open spaces, gardens, civic spaces and community facilities.
 
The redeveloped Lonsdale Street was awarded the National Award for Excellence in Urban Design at the 2014 National Landscape Architecture Awards. The award recognises the redevelopment of Lonsdale Street into a green and pedestrian-friendly main street. 

The renewed Lonsdale Street features:

  • 251 Pin Oak trees
  • 260 carriageway, service lane and footpath lights, compared to approximately 60 before the upgrade commenced
  • Six pedestrian crossings
  • Wider footpaths and pedestrian crossings
  • A unique colonnade of 60 light poles down the centre of the street
  • Plantings in gardens lining both sides of the street
  • Granite seating creating relaxation areas
  • Short-stay car parking and more bicycle parking
  • Bicycle stands
  • Water sustainability features to minimise potable water use
  • A new plaza-style meeting area at the end of Langhorne Street
  • An upgraded bus stop in Langhorne Street