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Minister Announces Salvation Army HQ in Dandenong

05 March 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is promoting the growth of central Dandenong with the Salvation Army announcing they will build their new regional headquarters there.

The $12 million project on Walker St will create about 45 jobs in the heart of Dandenong to build both the HQ and a place of worship within the Revitalising Central Dandenong area.

The deal between Places Victoria and the Salvation Army means more than $100 million of construction will now be under way in Dandenong within the next 12 months.

Work has already begun on the $65 million Australian Tax Office building and the $25 million Quest Apartments.

The Salvation Army helps more than one million Australians every year and has more than 8500 active officers and staff across Australia.

The $290 million Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative was announced by the Victorian Labor Government in 2006. The project is a partnership between Places Victoria, the City of Greater Dandenong and state government agencies.

About 40 per cent of land within the Revitalising Central Dandenong area has now been developed, is under construction or is committed to being developed.

The area is now halfway towards attracting $1.2 billion of private investment over the 15 to 20-year life of the project.

This creates jobs and is helping Dandenong regain its title as the economic hub of Melbourne’s south east.

Work on the Salvation Army headquarters is expected to begin by early 2016.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne

“This new Salvation Army HQ is helping to create a fresh new future for Dandenong.”

“This project is part of the $290 million Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative announced by the Labor Government in 2006.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams

“This project will promote the growth of central Dandenong and create jobs.”

“Significant private investment is coming to Dandenong because of the area’s growing appeal as a place to live and work.’’

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