in the City of Greater Dan­de­nong

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LO­CATED JUST 30 MIN­UTES from Melbourne’s CBD, the City of Greater Dan­de­nong is a city recog­nised as the place to go for your cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ence, be that for food or for its his­tor­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance.

Once you have en­joyed a sump­tu­ous meal from one of the many cul­tur­ally di­verse eater­ies on of­fer, you can con­tinue your ex­pe­ri­ence by visit­ing Drum Theatre, housed in the old Dan­de­nong Town Hall.

The build­ing dates back to 1890, sit­ting promi­nently in Lons­dale Street the use of the build­ing has been the Shire Hall, Me­chan­ics In­sti­tute, Public Hall, Court House, lo­cal Li­brary and Coun­cil Cham­bers. In 2006 the build­ing was re­de­vel­oped to in­cor­po­rate the 521-seat Drum Theatre, the re­con­struc­tion has won awards for its struc­ture and sta­teof-the-art fa­cil­ity.

Mov­ing down the road you con­tinue your jour­ney to visit a unique his­tor­i­cal precinct, fea­tur­ing three beau­ti­fully pre­served her­itage build­ings—st. James Angli­can Church (1864), Lau­rel Lodge (1869) and Benga House (1936).

To find out more go to grea­ter­dan­de­nong.com/visit

St. James Angli­can Church. Dan­de­nong Town Hall.

Lau­rel Lodge.

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