City of Greater Dandenong | Dandenong | $13M | 2003-4
This major new cultural facility in the heart of the Dandenong retail centre includes a 525 seat proscenium theatre and associated facilities, together with a heritage restoration of the 1880's town hall frontage.
The new theatre is expressed as an abstract, modern "drum", separated from the heritage building by a two-storey glazed atrium.
This project follows a feasibility study for the site done by WRA in 1996, and a previous proposal for an innovative multi-purpose 700 seat theatre that converted to a 300 person function room.
With tenders having just been received on budget construction is expected to commence in early 2004.