Capital Alliance (CA) in partnership with Development Victoria is pleased to share our Masterplan vision with the local community which will see the urban renewal of Revitalising Central Dandenong (RCD) sites 11 to 15 and unveil the site to present as Victoria’s second Capital City.
It is our vision to restore Central Dandenong as the capital of Melbourne’s southeast through strategic urban renewal and placemaking to foster a thriving precinct that responds to community needs. This will complement the existing urban fabric and pay homage to the diverse cultures that define Dandenong.
Our Masterplan is centred on the importance of place and what this means for our community.
This approach seeks to provide:
- A Place to Live
- A Place to Do Business
- A Place to Meet
- A Place to Enjoy
- A Place to Create
- A Place for the Future
- A Place for the People
- A Place for Active and Sustainable Travel
Our masterplan will focus on several key deliverables:
- Land Uses – A diversity of scale and uses which includes, commercial, education, entertainment, community, leisure and a minimum of 470 residential apartments. This means that the precinct will be able to support a variety of businesses to achieve 18-hour land use activation.
- Urban Design – An integrated, vibrant, mixed-use precinct which is responsive to the Dandenong context, yet transformational and visionary. The interaction of new buildings and spaces will create a dynamic, welcoming, and enjoyable place for the whole community, which reflects and expands Dandenong’s importance and potential in the wider Melbourne context.
- Architecture – A diverse urban offering which establishes a built form and public realm character. The masterplan includes a vision that ties buildings and public spaces into cohesive and distinct precincts.
- Traffic and Movement – A transport network that enhances urban amenity and provides excellent access for all.
- Streetscape/Landscape – A streetscape designed to be adaptive and resilient to climate change; human-scale urban spaces with great connectivity to the community, public spaces that retain the connection to and a deep sense of place.
- ESD – The Environmentally Sustainable Design strategy for the precinct will be targeting a 5-star Green Star Communities Rating Certification and the design principles align with Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) objectives.
- Little India – Re-orientating Little India as a north-south pedestrian environment, improving solar access to the public realm and creating a vibrant, inviting experience.
- Placemaking – The future Central Dandenong will provide a diversity in uses and activities include retail, food hub, educational facility, cultural precinct, community hub, incubator/co-working space, and 18+ hour activation.
- Community Spaces – Forecourt, retail, food hub, co-working, Innovation hub
- Comfort and Image –Extended public realm design, integrated seating, lighting, landscaping, active frontages, passive surveillance.
- Access and Linkages – Improved Foster St, Mason St, Little India, Realigned Gilbert Lane, Station / bus interchange, active edges, visual interest, shading and shelter
The development of Sites 11 – 15 are an exciting step in the regeneration of the Central Dandenong precinct and Capital Alliance are proud to introduce and share our vision for this area.
We welcome all residents, business owners and stakeholders to view the proposed Masterplan via the below link and provide feedback.