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Farmers bounty makes buyers’ market

Seasonal produce at Dandenong Market is in cheap abundance, up to 50 per cent cheaper than supermarkets. In this National Farmers Market Week (2-8...

Delays build for Springvale Hub

Springvale Community Hub’s will be “softer” and later than originally anticipated, says Greater Dandenong mayor Jim Memeti. The $50 million-plus project, whose works had already...

Organic step for farm-fresh stall

Undaunted by the pandemic, a certified-organic produce stall has quickly cultivated a ready following at Dandenong Market. Peninsula Organic Farmgate opened at the market weeks...

Connection and inspiration through Flora

Quince Frances has always been a maker. “I love using my hands to create. I have a clear memory of sitting at a craft table...

Proteges leap into cyber masterclasses

Rising stars at a Noble Park ballet school have converted their lounge rooms into dance studios to be mentored by some of Australia’s best...

Plaza seats removed in lockdown

Armada Dandenong Plaza’s vendors are selling takeaway only as part of stage 3 restrictions. As in the previous lockdown, seating in the mall and food...

What’s cooking at Dandy Market?

In response to the Covid-19 lockdown, Dandenong Market’s smorgasbord of food vendors are cooking ready-to-eat meals for busy families to take home. Some of the...

Garden of sweet delights

Social distancing doesn’t stop Mercy Place Dandenong residents indulging sweet tooths and green thumbs. The aged-care residents marked International Chocolate Day on 7 July with...

Art drawcard at a ‘good price’

A Covid-ravaged economy has delivered a “good price” in building the landmark Greater Dandenong Gallery of Art. The contemporary public art gallery will occupy the...

Draft hub’s ‘community feel’

Much innovation is hidden in the just-released Keysborough South Community Hub draft design, according to a Greater Dandenong councillor. The naturally lit building with copious...

Library turns ‘new normal’ leaf

Traditionally, libraries are regarded as quiet places. At Dandenong Library, which has re-opened under strict Covid-19 restrictions, this is especially the case. After being shut down...

‘Secret’ peace park discovery

Questions have been raised about the origins of a little-known International Peace Park in Springvale. Greater Dandenong councillor Matthew Kirwan asked about this “secret garden”...

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Covid-19: DHHS investigates Jayco, Bestway clusters

Health authorities are contact tracing Covid-19 outbreaks at Bestway supermarket in Lonsdale Street Dandenong and Jayco’s factory in Dandenong South. The cluster of at least...