The Victorian Government has given the green light to a new development that will deliver important community and mission services to the Dandenong community, with works to start early next year.

Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today welcomed the new shovel-ready development to be led by the Salvation Army – which will create 200 jobs during its build, and provide important support for vulnerable members of the Dandenong community once up and running.

The new hub on the corner of George and Cadle Streets in Central Dandenong, will feature a worship hall, youth rooms, an op-shop, spaces for events and community services and office accommodation.

The Victorian Government’s Revitalising Central Dandenong project – announced in 2006 – is a $290 million investment to transform central Dandenong into a vibrant and thriving economic and service hub, and improving pedestrian connectivity and safety around its main streets.

The project has leveraged close to $700 million in private investment in the area and created significant job opportunities, as well as delivering new community facilities and new developments in central Dandenong including the State Government Services Hub, ATO office and Quest Apartments.

Development Victoria, the Victorian Government’s property development agency, is responsible for delivering the project, in collaboration with City of Greater Dandenong.