Dandenong big-screen funding sought

GREATER Dandenong Council is seeking external funding for a $1.5 million video screen as part of its ‘Federation Square’-style civic centre in Dandenong.

Engineering services director Bruce Rendell said he hoped the plaza’s screen could attract up to 2500 to watch major events, such as soccer internationals.

The lawns planned for the new civic centre may be short-lived – the L-shaped lot on the corner of Thomas and Walker streets is owned by government agency Places Victoria.

Greater Dandenong chief executive John Bennie said the land was an important element of the civic centre design and the council may buy the lawn site.

Places Victoria did not respond before deadline.