Planning for a future upgrade of Dandenong Station will soon get underway, supporting the Victorian Government’s $290 million vision to transform Central Dandenong into a thriving economic hub.

Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today announced $200,000 would go towards exploring options for accessibility and safety improvements at the station.

An accessibility upgrade would cater to the needs of the community, while creating new jobs and supporting the vision of re-establishing Dandenong’s city centre as the capital of Melbourne’s growing South East.

The next phase of the Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative will be the redevelopment of five key sites adjacent to Dandenong Station.

These works are expected to create 5,000 jobs, 470 new dwellings, and inject $600 million into the Dandenong economy when it kicks off in 2023.

Victoria’s Big Build is already better connecting Dandenong residents by investing more than $23 billion in Melbourne’s south-east to improve transport connections, including upgrading the Cranbourne-Pakenham Line.

Dandenong commuters and motorists will benefit from works to build a second track, as well as the removal of the last three level crossings between Cranbourne and the city. On the Pakenham line we are removing six level crossing in addition to the 13 already gone.

By 2023 trains will be able to run every ten minutes on the Cranbourne line. When combined with the Metro Tunnel and bigger trains, these works will mean more frequent services and capacity for 121,000 extra peak hour passengers each week across the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.

Quotes attributable to Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams:

“Improving accessibility and safety at Dandenong Station will support the redevelopment of the Central Dandenong precinct and help re-establish Dandenong as the capital of the South East.”

“We are investing in vital projects – building a better transport system along the Cranbourne-Pakenham Line while creating thousands of jobs and injecting millions into the local economy.”