Greater Dandenong’s Activity Centres and other strategic precincts across the municipality are ready for development and have undergone extensive planning processes with a comprehensive development plan in place for central Dandenong and structure plans for both the Springvale and Noble Park activity centres.
Revitalisation focuses on facilitating investment, renewal and economic growth to expand social prosperity in partnership with federal, state, local and community agencies. This includes achieving a mix of services and facilities with long term viability to meet the needs of the wider community and attract people from outside the municipality to live, shop, dine, recreate and access services.
Plan Melbourne identifies Dandenong as a major activity centre and the civic and administrative centre in the region. Supported by Dandenong South National Employment and Innovation Clusters (NEIC) and State Significant Industrial Precinct (SSIP) the area continues in its leading role in Melbourne’s South East.
Noble Park was identified in 2021 as a priority revitalisation site to leverage recent growth and capitalise on the new infrastructure to unlock Noble Park’s full potential and attract additional investment to speed up social and economic recovery.
The City of Greater Dandenong is committed to creating great places for its people through placemaking.
Placemaking is the collaborative process of creating people-focussed places for communities, places that people understand, participate in and feel ownership of.
Council has created a Placemaking Framework that will ensure revitalisation of our city’s three key activity centres, Dandenong, Noble Park and Springvale. The framework will ensure these areas have a unique individual character and continue to develop as places that support economic sustainability.
An ambitious place making program delivering a diverse range of highly visible public realm improvements in activity centres supports revitalisation efforts. Placemaking projects bring colour, life and animation to compliment specialty shopping, cultural vibrancy and authenticity of our activity centres. The projects are an initiative of the City of Greater Dandenong with past and current partners including; Dandenong Development Board, Development Victoria, Department of Transport, Metro Trains, Arts Victoria and the Office for Suburban Development.