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Dandenong Community Hub Project

Greater Dandenong City Council is planning for a community hub in central Dandenong.

Community hubs are multi-purpose community facilities providing a range of complementary services in a single accessible location. Community hubs generally have a range of shared facilities and functions for community, groups and organisations. 

You told us that the site bounded by Stuart Street, Clow Street and Sleeth Avenue was a preferred site (see below). Council has supported this site as the preferred location.

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One Monday 11 April 2023 Council endorsed Option 2 as the preferred base option of the three options consulted on in November 2022 subject to the following: 

  1. In addition to the existing CIP funding in the 2022-2023 Budget for the Dandenong Community Hub, a sum of $680,000 is to be allocated from the major projects reserve in the Proposed 2023-2024 Budget to the detailed design and documentation stage. Any future capital project savings that materialise during the 2023-2024 year will be used to reimburse the major projects reserve.
  2. Using Option 2 as the base concept design, that a co-design approach be used to finalise the concept design prior to 30 October 2023, using feedback from the November 2022 consultation;.
  3. That following finalisation of the concept design (as per item 2 above), Council proceeds to detailed design in 2023-2024.
  4. Council participates in the State Government of Victoria’s Four-Year-Old Kindergarten/Pre-Prep initiative to determine future early years requirements within the City of Greater Dandenong.
  5. Utilising the preferred concept design and the detailed design plans, Council advocates to the State Government for partnered funding to support the construction of a Community Hub for Dandenong.

Council is committed to meaningful, consistent and genuine engagement and consultation during the development of the hub.  

Two rounds of co-design workshops were held in early 2024, with a view to finalising the Option 2 Concept Design. 

January 2024: 

Workshops were held to:

  • share the Architect overview of amendments that have been made to the draft concept plans (based on feedback received in 2022)
  • discuss any requested amendments that have statutory implications
  • discuss proposed solutions for incorporation into final draft concept plan.

February 2024: 

 Workshops were held to:

  • review and discuss final draft concept plan incorporating feedback received in workshop
  • obtain any further feedback for consideration prior to finalisation of concept plan.

Next Steps

Council will receive a further report with updates from the architect on any implications arising from the latest round of refinements to the concept design. Depending on the report, further community consultation may be warranted. 

Otherwise, the next step is the ‘detailed design’ process and consideration of advocacy. 


Consultation and Engagement Report - Central Dandenong Community Hub Needs Analysis - 1 June 2020 - 624KB
Key Findings Report - Central Dandenong Community Hub Needs Analysis - 21 July 2020 - 2.4MB
Final Background Research Report - Central Dandenong Community Hub Needs Analysis - 24 July 2020 - 849KB 
Dandenong Community Hub - Engagement Findings Report - December 2022 - 586KB

Concept Plans

Dandenong Community Hub - Draft Concept Plan Option 1 (Ground Floor) - 3.8MB
Dandenong Community Hub - Draft Concept Plan Option 2 (Ground Floor) - 4.5MB
Dandenong Community Hub - Draft Concept Plan Option 3(Ground Floor) - 4MB
Dandenong Community Hub - Draft Concept Plan Option 1 (First Floor) - 1.5MB