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CITY OF GREATER DANDENONG The city of Greater Dandenong is located in the southeastern suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia and is approximately 35 kms from the Melbourne CBD. Greater Dandenong includes the following suburbs: - Bangholme - Dandenong - Dandenong North - Dandenong South - Keysborough - Parts of Lyndhurst - Noble Park - Noble Park North - Springvale - Springvale South The City of Greater Dandenong had a population of approximately 157,000 residents in 2017 and is the most culturally diverse community in all of Victoria. The city is comprised of residents being born in over 160 different countries, with more than half of the population (64%) being born overseas. 52% of residents are from a country where English is not the national language (double the Metropolitan Melbourne average of 26%). The city also has many diverse religions which include Islam (13%), Buddhism (15%), Hinduism (5%), and Christianity (37%). Over 70% of Greater Dandenong residents also speak a language other than English - including Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Greek, Sinhalese, and Punjabi - which is the largest proportion in all of Victoria. The City of Greater Dandenong was established in 1994 due to the merger of the former City of Springvale and City of Dandenong. 29% of the City of Greater Dandenong’s land covers part of the South East Green Wedge, and the city spans an area of 130 square kilometers (50 sq mi).
Keysborough is a suburb south of the city about an hour from the city and its had a lot of redevelopment in the last few years. There is a lot of new housing mostly double story and its close to Springvale Road and Cheltenham Road. Its a diverse population with people from many different nationalities living in the suburb. Halebury a prestigious private high school is in Keysborough. Its close to Dandenong for shopping and has its own shopping centre Parkmore which has been there for a long time and been updated. It has all the usual shops shopping centres have. There is also a Bunnings warehouse in Keysborough. To commute to the city people would either go by car or drive to the nearest rail station and take the Dandenong train line into the city. It would be about an hour on the train. Its also close to the Westall by pass road and not far from the Eastlink freeway if work was out in the eastern suburbs. Being close to older established areas services are very good in the area.