Based on feedback from the community a vision for a new Dandenong Community Hub was defined last year for the site bounded by Stuart Street, Clow Street and Sleeth Avenue.
Council is now seeking your view on three concept designs that have been developed to realise this vision for a new central community hub in Dandenong – a place for local residents of all ages, cultures and abilities to gather and access essential services.
Each concept design includes early years and maternal and child health services, kindergarten and childcare, community meeting rooms, a community lounge, kitchen and café, a co-working space and technology hub, multi-use flexible spaces for all ages and abilities, and an outdoor community space.
The key differences between the three design concepts are the number of storeys to build (one or two), the size of the hub, the available community open outdoor space, the size of the childcare outdoor play space and the retention of a tree on the site.
Mayor, Cr Jim Memeti said Council is encouraging everyone to have their say.
“We look forward to hearing what design concept our community prefers for the new community hub in central Dandenong. A place that will be a multi-purpose, shared space with many services in one location to best serve the local needs of our residents,” said the Mayor.
There are several ways to tell us what design option you like best. View the plans online or in person at the Dandenong Civic Centre. You can also visit a pop-up session at the Dandenong Market on Saturday 12 November from 10am – 1pm in Market Square to select your design preference.
The consultation is open until Sunday 27 November. Have your say here.
Community feedback on the proposed designs will be presented to Council in early 2023. Detailed design and further community consultation will occur again in 2023, with construction of the new Dandenong Community Hub proposed to begin in 2024-25.