What’s Going on down in Dandenong?

Did You Know?

  • Dandenong is located 29km south-east of Melbourne’s central business district and is situated in the local government area of the City of Greater Dandenong.
  • Dandenong first became a major manufacturing and commercial area during the mid-20th century.
  • Dandenong is responsible for roughly half of Victoria’s total manufacturing output, making it Victoria’s leading urban renewal location.

Dandenong and Dandenong South are amongst Melbourne’s oldest metropolitan cities and possess one of the largest industrial and commercial centres in Melbourne. The city is responsible for roughly half of Victoria’s total manufacturing output.

Dandenong’s connection to a range of major transport roads is a prominent feature in its success as a manufacturing hub. This is only improving as major transport improvements, such as the Mordialloc bypass, will improve access to the Dandenong South Employment and Innovation Cluster. A cluster that has strengths in advanced manufacturing, wholesale trade and warehousing.

The rapidly growing region of Dandenong is the gateway to the south-east growth corridor, and the South-East Growth Corridor Plan, indicates the extensive amount of land designated for future industrial and business uses in the area.

The growing industrial precinct within Dandenong South, includes huge industrial estates such as the Nexus Industrial Precinct and Rubix Connect.

Nexus Industrial is a state-of-the-art container handling facility that holds the likes of Visa Global, Silk Logistics, Woolworths and Bunnings. Located close to arterial roads that lead directly to CBD hubs. Its proximity is what drives the demand.  

Rubix Connect located in Dandenong South, is a huge industrial estate that is made up of over 15,000 square metres of warehouse space. EFM Logistics is that latest tenant to join the estate, with their purchase led by strong e-commerce demand.

Surrounded by key main roads such as the Dandenong Bypass, Eastlink and Frankston- Dandenong road. Dandenong and Dandenong South can be linked directly to the Port Melbourne industrial area through main roads, driving further demand for the industrial space, as tenants have easy access to the CBD area.

The economic output of Dandenong and Dandenong South showed that manufacturing accounted for 43%, while Construction and Wholesale Trade were a close 2nd and 3rd, accounting for 12.8% and 8.3% respectively, of economic output. Which shows that the industrial sector, and the activity that goes on within industrial estates, are strong and will likely continue to thrive and grow throughout Dandenong for years to come.