• Vision

  • Purpose - Community Presentation, Survey and Feedback

    Capital Alliance is seeking your feedback on our draft masterplan. Our objective is to understand what you believe is important for you to support the masterplan of RCD Sites 11-15.

    Submit your feedback by emailing our form to rcd@capitalalliance.com.au.

  • Location

    Central Dandenong is located approximately 30km south-east of Melbourne’s CBD and forms part of the Greater Dandenong Local Government Area (LGA).

    The proposed masterplan covers RCD Sites 11-15, which comprise approximately two hectares of land bound by Halpin Way to the north, Thomas Street and Cheltenham Road to the east, the rail corridor to the south and Dandenong Train Station and Settler’s Square to the west.

    Location Map – Not to Scale and Indicative Only
    1RCD Sites 11-15 2Dandenong Station 3Art Gallery
    4Townhall / Library 5Theatre 6Dandenong Plaza 7Dandenong Market
    8Spine of activation 9Dandenong Park 10Woodcock Reserve
  • Masterplan

    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.

  • Public Economic Benefits

    The delivery of RCD Sites 11-15 will result in the following public economic benefits and community outcomes.


    On construction expenditure over 18 years.


    In value add to the Greater Dandenong economy over the construction period.


    Jobs-years over the construction period, with peak of 400 jobs in peak construction year.


    Direct jobs on site once fully operational in 2041 across a range of industries.


    In value add each year once fully operational.


    Jobs supported through direct, indirect and induced employment.

    Gifting of a community forecourt with a minimum of 2,500m2 of public open space provided.

    Gifting of new urban amenity including landscaping, infrastructure and beautification.

    Gifting of a community hub. Transport and asset improvements.

    Source: Draft Economic Appraisal and Highest and Best Use Assessment, Prepared by Ernst and Young, 2021

  • Precinct Transport Access and Movement Map

    Please refer to masterplan for detailed transport, movement and access outcomes.

    Traffic Figure

    Location Map – Not to Scale and Indicative Only
  • Streetscape / Landscape

    The masterplan framework urban realm design is underpinned by the following six structuring principles:

    • Water expression & capture,
    • Urban greening and canopy cover,
    • User experience and movement,
    • Place and building activation, and
    • Place based environmental performance.

    These structuring principles provide the framework for future Central Dandenong to ensure that it has adaptive and climate resilient infrastructure, a focus on the human scale, granularity of great urban spaces, connectivity to the broader community, and public spaces that retain connection to a deep sense of place.


  • Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD)

    The ESD strategy for the precinct will be targeting a 5-star rating and will integrate design principles that align with Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) objectives as follows:

    Climate Change considered design.

    Design for healthy and active living.

    Culture and Heritage Plan to support to support and enhance local culture.

    Design for safety and crime reduction.

    Digital infrastructure e.g. High speed broadband + wireless network.

    energy efficient dwellings.

    Reduced potable water use.

    Community Facilities and event.

    Sustainable transport and extensive cyclist facilities and infrastructure.

    On-site Solar PV.

    Access to fresh food and local food production.

    Environmental management of the construction site, such as high waste recycling rates.

    Community Resilience Plan.

    Reuse of previously developed land, with increased landscaping and ecological value.

    Minimised light pollution.

    Higher education facilities and skills development program.

    Responsibly sourced, low-embodied energy construction materials.

    Initiatives to reduce heat island effect such as reflective surfaces.

  • Acknowledgement

    Acknowledgement of Country
    In the spirit on reconciliation, Capital Alliance respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Victoria and recognises and respects their continuing cultural heritage, beliefs and connection to land.

    We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.