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A plaque commemorates the official opening of the Drum Theatre and redevelopment of the Dandenong Town Hall.
Redevelopment of the Dandenong Town Hall into a performing arts centre, designed by William Ross Architects, began in 2004 and is now known as Drum Theatre. The centre was redeveloped with a 525-seat proscenium theatre. At the cost of $13 million, the centre was opened by Victorian Premier Steve Bracks on 11 February 2006.
The redevelopment involved renovating the existing town hall building and the construction of a modern drum-shaped building. Its striking red colour is prominently visible from nearby streets in the CBD. There was some controversy over fears the redevelopment would destroy the historic facade of the town hall building, but this proved unfounded.
|Address:||Lonsdale & Walker Streets, Drum Theatre (Former Town Hall) , Dandenong, 3175|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.987978|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 11th February, 2006|
THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES
THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE DRUM THEATRE AND THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE DANDENONG TOWN HALL
ON 11 FEBRUARY 2006 BY
HON STEVE BRACKS MP PREMIER OF VICTORIA
CR PETER BROWN MAYOR, CITY OF GREATER DANDENONG
CITY OF GREATER DANDENONG COUNCILLORS
PAUL DONOVAN PINAR YESIL
JIM MEMETI MARIA SAMPEY
JOHN KELLY YOUHORN CHEA
ROZ BLADES ALAN GORDON
SUE WALTON YVONNE HERRING
CEO, MR CARL WULFF
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