City of Greater Dandenong – New Municipal Building and Civic Square


  • Lyons (Architects)
  • Rush Wright (Landscape Architects)
  • Material Thinking (Commissioned Artists)


The project is part of the State Government’s Revitalising Dandenong’s strategy, and has been developed by the City of Greater Dandenong. A primary feature of the project is a new civic square for the community, which connects together the city’s public realm – from the recently redeveloped station to the newly upgraded Lonsdale Street. The square is a place for community pride and respect and is integrated with a new community library and other shared spaces. The major building within the development is a unique low rise office workplace for over eight hundred Council staff.

Key Features


The project creates an new civic space for the highly diverse Dandenong community; a place for events, to hang out and to build community pride.

Through this urban space, and other integrated facilities, the project is a catalyst for the transformation of the local community, and the services they access.

The civic ensemble includes a community library that acts as a ‘living room’ for the city, providing another focus for the community, access to learning resources, and new technologies.

It creates an exemplary new workplace for eight hundred Council staff, transforming the way they deliver services into their community.

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