Central Dandenong Gateways Strategy
2006 Gateways Strategy for Revitalising Central Dandenong
|Client||Department of Sustainability and Environment and Dandenong Development Board|
|Team||A collaboration between ASPECT Studios and Charles Anderson|
Dandenong has no river, no lake, no beach and no mountains. Despite having no obvious or recognisable geographic feature; water and geology have, in fact, combined in a unique way on this site: resulting in the location of modern day Dandenong being used as a stopping place - utilised by both aboriginal and post-colonial groups.
Due to the absence of an obvious landmark, Dandenong must look to itself as a consciously constructed place when it seeks to revitalise, reinvigorate and re-brand itself. Dandenong's strength and defining characteristic is its people; its diverse, aspirational, outward looking communities. It must therefore explore the richness of its cultural particularity and unique mix of materials, social and cultural histories, and local and global connections.
Publication Front Cover
Diagrams - gateway typology