Living Treasures is a local project where people who have made a lasting impact on the quality and nature of life for all of the City of Greater Dandenong community were named and honoured.
The project was initiated as part of the city's celebrations for Australian Federation in 2001. In the lead up to federation, the City of Greater Dandenong honoured one of its residents as a Living Treasure each month from September 1998 until September 2000. In 2005, the Living Treasures project called for nominations again, and a further nine people were honoured. Another call was made in 2019 as part of the 2020 Australia Day Awards nominations and four more Living Treasures were celebrated.
Some of the Living Treasures were quiet achievers, whom without, great things would never come to pass. Others devoted themselves to the community and influenced the history, local economy, social, sporting and cultural life in Greater Dandenong. Sadly a number of Living Treasures have passed on, but many are still making a positive difference to our local community.