The Salvation Army’s $13.5 million community hub development in central Dandenong has been given the green light by the State Government.
The project will deliver important community and mission services to the Dandenong community, with works to start early next year.
Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, welcomed the new shovel-ready development, which will create 200 jobs during its build and provide important support for vulnerable members of the Dandenong community once up and running.
The new hub on the corner of George and Cadle Streets in Central Dandenong, will feature a worship hall, youth rooms, an op-shop, spaces for events and community services and office accommodation.
“The Salvation Army is committed to providing services in central Dandenong and the new development will deliver greater assistance to the local community in need of support,” said Salvation Army Officer at Dandenong Salvos, Captain Fluer Hodge said.
The State Government’s Revitalising Central Dandenong project – announced in 2006 – is a $290 million investment to transform central Dandenong into a vibrant and thriving economic and service hub.
The project has leveraged close to $700 million in private investment in the area and created significant job opportunities, as well as delivering new community facilities and new developments in central Dandenong including the State Government Services Hub, ATO office and Quest Apartments.
Development Victoria, the Victorian Government’s property development agency, is responsible for delivering the project, in collaboration with City of Greater Dandenong.