Dandenong… the next Parramatta?

Earlier this month, Development Victoria invited MacroPlan’s Executive Chairman, Brian Haratsis to speak at “Dandenong Reimagined”. The event was aimed to gather key stakeholders from the property sector who sharepassion for Dandenong. 

Without a doubt, Dandenong is already attracting a high level of interest and large-scale development projects, such as the Australian Tax Office building and the Dandenong Government Services Building, which has been delivered with the support from the government.  Since the inception of the RCD Initiative, more than 1,800 jobs have been created and some 40 percent of land has been and will be developed.

During Brian’s presentation, henoted that Dandenong had all the fundamentals to qualify itself as a “CBD”. The precinct benefits from a high level of public transport and road network connectivity, which make it ideal as a hub for investment, employment, high amenity and future population growth. Not forgetting that it produces nearly half of Victoria’s manufacturing output, is home to more than one million people and accommodates one in every three jobs in Melbourne.

What used to be a place of neglect, now sees itself regainas the social and economic centre of Melbourne’s south east.

So, could Dandenong be the next Parramatta? Definitely, yes.

For further details of Brian’s presentation, please visit http://www.development.vic.gov.au/projects/revitalising-central-dandenong/future-development

For more information about the opportunities at Dandenong, please email Joel Taylor or call 03 9600 0500.