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DANDENONG | Revitalising Central Dandenong

Mark Baljak's picture
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http://www.revitalisingcentraldandenong.com/cs/Satellite?pagename=RCD

current status of the municipal building

proposed residential tower looks to be about 14 levels

alfasi seem to have replaced their heart of dandenong apartment tower with this at 285 thomas st

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Melbman's picture

That Alfasi office tower certainly seems to have a lot of space to fill.

I get the feeling that the area needs 1 or 2 big wins in getting bigger name tenants and then momentum will build. It just needs confidence to take those steps.

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Moull Murray

We are proposing the construction of an 8 storey apartment building with ground-level retail on the site of the existing single level shop at 124-128 Foster Street, adjacent to the recently constructed 8 storey ‘Arkana’ mixed use development.

It provides a series of 1 Bedroom and 2 bedrooms style apartments to provide for an inner-urban demographic that is more in line with the proposed commercial activity centre, and complements the existing suburban demographic in neighbouring suburbs.

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dandy municipal

new ATO office

The Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative has moved a step further today with the announcement from Places Victoria that a seven-storey office building is planned for the precinct.

Places Victoria has signed a development agreement with EPC Pacific for a proposed office building, between Walker Street and the recently opened Halpin Way, which is expected to become home to the Australian Taxation Office when completed in late 2015.

City of Greater Dandenong Mayor Angela Long said the construction phase would create jobs and provide a major boost to local suppliers and retailers.

“The $290 million Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative, delivered through a partnership between the State Government and Council, has created a fresh new future for central Dandenong as the capital city of the south-east and a great location for people to live, learn, work, and socialise.

“The proposed development will bring private sector investment in the Revitalising Central Dandenong area up to $461 million since the project began in 2006 and we are looking forward to the announcement of further developments over the next few months,” Cr Long said.

The new building is expected to deliver 12,600 square metres of commercial office space and is targeting a 5-Star Green Star rating. There will be retail on the street level overlooking the pedestrian-friendly Halpin Way, which is one of the key infrastructure projects delivered by Places Victoria to provide easier access between Dandenong Railway Station and Lonsdale Street.

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Alastair Taylor's picture

Outstanding.

just under half a bil in development = nay-syers can go get stuffed.

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Mark Baljak's picture

Nothing overly exciting but 9000sqm of office space is respectable - located within LOGIS, $100 million value

Big EGO deal for Places Victoria estate
NICK LENAGHAN

EGO Pharmaceuticals plans to establish a facility with 80,000 square metres of factory space and 9000 square metres of office. About 450 people will work there when it is complete.

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dandy municipal - intersting to date, little weird

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New residential rezoning plan for City of Dandenong
LARRY SCHLESINGER

>> The City of Greater Dandenong has become the second Melbourne council after the City of Glen Eira to implement Victorian planning minister Matthew Guy’s reformed residential zones. The reforms assign land within three zones - neighbourhood, residential growth and general residential growth - and are designed to restrict high-density developments to defined location

>> Areas designated for growth include the central Dandenong area, which is one of the National Employment Clusters identified for greater jobs and housing growth in Plan Melbourne, and areas around the Springvale and Noble Park railway stations and shopping areas. The Council has also rezoned the Estate One commercial precinct on the Princes Highway to the new Commercial 2 Zone as part of plans to bring jobs to the area.

Commercial 2 Zone provides for “more opportunities for office, commercial businesses, restricted retail premises, trade supplies and some limited retail activity”. The site is also a designated National Employment Cluster under Plan Melbourne.

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Baracon taking registrations for Spectra Dandenong

http://baracon.com.au/spectra-dandenong/

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Chris Peska's picture

^^ shades of 27 Little Collins Street.

Observe. Design. Build. Live.

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Nicholas Harrison's picture

Maybe a cheap version of 27 Little Collins. I hope that unactivated frontages on the lower levels of buildings does not become a trend in Dandenong.

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New ATO office:

 

 

Crone Partners

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Platinum Construction have picked up 27 Scott Street

Dandenong Municipal

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mosaic

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mosaic

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Dandenong to get $18m Quest apartment

Private developer, the Pellicano Group, has struck a deal with Victoria’s urban renewal authority, Places Victoria, to build an $18 million six-level serviced apartment building in central Dandenong to be managed by Quest.

It will feature 55 apartments as well as commercial and retail space and join the Government Services Office, new Australian Taxation Office building and the soon-to-be-completed City of Greater Dandenong municipal building in the Revitalising Central Dandenong precinct.

Construction will begin later this year with the project due to be completed in late 2015.

Nearly 40 per cent of land within the Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative is now developed, under construction or contracted. The 15 to 20-year project is almost half-way towards attracting $1 billion of private investment.

“Places Victoria’s mandate is to deliver urban renewal projects on behalf of the government and when possible to create opportunities like this for the private sector,” said Places Victoria general manager Simon Wilson.

City of Greater Dandenong mayor Jim Memeti said the provision of serviced apartments would “further enhance central Dandenong as an attractive choice for future developments and will lead an increase in business and tourism opportunities”.

Places Victoria is also in discussions to deliver a private healthcare facility servicing the greater Dandenong, Gippsland and Peninsula area within the precinct.

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mosaic via facebook

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GDCC

ATO

Mosaic

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Riccardo's picture

Mark, as someone who works there I should know, but maybe you could point out where the 'Coupled with increased and more efficient transport links' might be. Apart from the 901 bus which isn't THAT flash I haven't noticed anything.

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Daniel Bowen's take on the improved rail links between Dandenong and Melbourne (7/12/2014) as part of the recent $2 billion upgrade to Dandy/Pakenham/Cranbourne line: http://www.danielbowen.com/2014/03/07/dandenong-line-upgrade/

Link to Revitalising Central Dandy PDF. Circulation and transport - accessing Central Dandenong, all improved transport links have been completed as part of the RCD initiative.

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from regardingdandenong.com

The developers of City Rise at 27 Scott Street, New World Group, appear to have put the site on the market. This is perhaps not all that surprising — marketing for the project had gone quiet since the start of the year, and their Facebook page (based around a free smart car promotion) disappeared a few months ago.

While not a complete surprise, the sale of the project is still a little odd. New World Group only recently appointed the builder (Platinum Construction), they had sold most of the retail space, and they gave the impression for a long time that they were only a few apartment sales away from being able to proceed. What's more, the recent completion of the town square, along with developments underway (ATO and Mosaic) or in the pipeline (Quest and possibly, but particularly, the private health precinct) ought to be making the apartments much more attractive now than a few years ago.

ATO

Mosaic

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Melbman's picture

^^ It is surprising in one way, but given that many projects are still to be completed, it may take time for the results of those to flow through.

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pics of mosaic from regardingdandenong.com

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Regarding Dandenong pic - ATO last week

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Spectra latest tweak, just about ready to go

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Nicholas Harrison's picture

Activated podium level are of particular importance in places like Dandenong which have a reputation for being unsafe. Eyes on the street after dark is one of the main benefits of providing additional housing in the Dandenong CBD.

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