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Artist Impression - Revitalising Central Dandenong - Little India

The revitalisation of central Dandenong into a vibrant new residential, retail and commercial hub is one step closer, with the release of the project’s draft master plan as part of a community consultation process.

Melbourne-based developer Capital Alliance is leading the consultation and has released the draft master plan for community feedback, along with design renders to give locals a glimpse of what it will look like.

The draft masterplan includes creating at least 470 new dwellings, a hotel and conference centre, offices and community spaces. An urban brewery entertainment district will also be built, as well as an education facility, retail, a medical facility, a cinema and dining.

To maintain the site’s strong cultural identity, the project will also deliver a brand-new Little India precinct. The new Little India will provide more modern facilities and services, as well as better spaces for tenants, and will be built as part of the development’s first stage to minimise disruptions to traders.

Construction on the development’s first stage is expected to commence in 2023 – which also includes delivering a supermarket, food market hall and residential building. Capital Alliance will invest $600 million to develop the area next to the Dandenong transport hub – creating more than 2,600 jobs during construction and close to 5,000 ongoing positions once complete. 

The Government is delivering the Revitalising Central Dandenong project through Development Victoria, with support from Greater Dandenong Council.

The project has already attracted almost $700 million in private investment and created local jobs in central Dandenong at the Australian Taxation Office, State Government Services Hub, Quest Apartments and a new Council Civic Centre.

To provide feedback online to the draft master plan, click here.

Updated on 15 May 2024