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Greater Dandenong Civic Centre

Project Overview

The construction of the City of Greater Dandenong Municipal Building Project has created an iconic new Civic Centre in Central Dandnong.

Delivered as part of the Revitalising Central Dandenong initaitive, the key facilities that were part of the project include:

  • new Dandenong Library
  • customer service facility
  • council chambers
  • Council offices
  • community meeting rooms
  • open air civic square, plaza and events space.

Through the construction of this iconic new building, with a 5 Star Green Star Rating, and a community space that puts people first, Council has demonstrated its environmental, social and economic leadership. By placing people at the centre of the design process, it has put Central Dandenong on the path to re-establishing itself as the heart of South East Melbourne.  

Project Measures

The project incorporates a number of sustainability initiatives:

  • High performance double glazing to all elevation of the façade
  • External horizontal and vertical shading devices
  • Internal blinds provide to the office spaces, the council chambers and the library
  • Smart metering for all electricity, gas and water services
  • Smart meters linked to the Building Management System (BMS)
  • Ability to track and benchmark energy and water use (plus display on customer display screens)


WS - 1.1
Mains Water
Reduce Council’s corporate mains water consumption.

Installation of a 117KL rainwater tank in the new Greater Dandenong Civic Centre.

CE - 1.1
Carbon Emissions
Reduce Council’s CO2e emissions from street lighting, buildings and facilities

Construction of Greater Dandenong Civic Centre – a 5 Star (Australian Excellence) Green Star rated building.

CE - 1.2
Energy Efficiency
Reduce the energy consumption of Council assets – includes buildings and street lights

Greater Dandenong Civic Centre completed – a 5 Star (Australian Excellence) Green Star rated building.

WR - 1.1
Waste to Landfill
Reduce the amount of total waste sent to landfill from Dandenong Civic Centre and Operations Centre

Recovery of food scraps from council office kitchens, as part of Council’s Waste Wise office recycling program.

Introduction of a battery, light globe, CDs / DVDs and mobile collection point at Council's offices.

BP - 1.2
ESD – New Buildings
New Council buildings designed, constructed and operated to meet best practice Ecologically Sustainable Design (ESD) standards

Construction of Greater Dandenong Civic Centre – a 5 Star (Australian Excellence) Green Star rated building.

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