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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.

Location

Address:Lonsdale & Walker Streets, Drum Theatre (Former Town Hall) , Dandenong, 3175
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.987978
Long: 145.214568
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 11th February, 2006
Front Inscription

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 

GREATER DANDENONG

City of Opportunity


 

Source: MA
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