Dandenong is a major city with over 600 businesses in the city centre and significant industrial and manufacturing activity in surrounding areas.
The city has a distinctly multicultural flavour and the character filled Dandenong Market has been part of daily life since 1866. The market was recently redeveloped and offers high quality food at bargain prices and a great range of clothing, household items and haberdashery.
Located across the road from the Market, Dandenong Plaza boasts hundreds of speciality stores. Frankston-Dandenong Road is a popular haven for shoppers with one of the biggest concentrations of bulky goods stores in Melbourne, including a large range of furniture and household white goods, offering incredible choice and value for money.
Each year, the Dandenong Show is held in Greaves Reserve and reflects Dandenong's rich farming history.
Also in Dandenong is Heritage Hill. Heritage Hill comprises 3 historic buildings and 1.5 acres of landscaped gardens.
Almost half of all Victoria's products are manufactured in the Greater Dandenong region and, with the opening of Eastlink, more and more businesses are making their home around Greater Dandenong. Our Economic Development Unit constantly seeks opportunities for new businesses and industries.
Springvale is the centre of food and culture. Many of the Springvale shops cater for local Vietnamese, Cambodian and Chinese communities who have settled in the area since the 1970's. The abundance of fresh vegetables, exotic fruits, quality seafood and meats leave shoppers in Springvale spoilt for choice.
The Asian trading character is further brought to life during Lunar New Year celebrations with festive activities, Chinese fire crackers and lion dancing.
The Springvale Homemaker Centre on the corner of Westall Road and Princes Hwy, Springvale opened in October 2011. It is one of the largest Homemaker centres in the Southern Hemisphere.
Springvale is also the home of the Sandown Park Greyhound and Horse Racing tracks.
The City's Municipal Offices are currently located in Springvale at 397 Springvale Road.
Noble Park is the friendly village alternative to Dandenong and Springvale. There are over 100 stores offering a variety of goods and services in a friendly neighbourhood atmosphere. The shopping centre is well placed to public transport.
A feature of the Noble Park Community is the Paddy O'Donoghue Centre. The Community Centre is set in the heart of Noble Park and was a leader in the design of integrated community development facilities. The facility provides everything from childcare through to education and social outlets for older residents.
Noble Park is also home to a heated, outdoor swimming pool with water slide. The pool at Noble Park has undergone a significant redevelopment and is an outstanding community asset.
Keysborough includes market gardens and semi-rural properties and is also a large residential/industrial suburb which started to grow in the 1960s and well into the 1990s. With the opening up of new residential developments, Keysborough has become home to thousands of residents and elite private secondary institutions.