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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”...

Portrait of strength

From the darkness of war, Dandenong artist Humaira Fayazi finds ways to shine light on the heroics of women. The former refugee’s poignant works have...

Hub’s opening looms – with restrictions

The keen wait for the Springvale Community Hub is nearly over. As photographer Gary Sissons illustrates, the $50-million-plus facility is taking spectacular shape before...

Writers fest goes virtual

Greater Dandenong’s Emerging Writers Festival has moved entirely online for 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions. It follows the council’s announcement to also virtually host its...

Driving in the movie lovers

After 10 weeks of closed gates, Dandenong’s Lunar Drive-In became a lone beacon for film buffs. On 1 June, the spacious four-screen complex was the...

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No Supreme Court appeal: council

Greater Dandenong Council has ruled out a Supreme Court of Victoria challenge against a controversial waste-to-energy plant in Dandenong South. Acting city planning director Jamie...