Area Profile

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The south-eastern region supports a population in excess of 1,500,000 people and is one of Australia’s fastest growing corridors.

Local businesses employ 492,000 people (ABS 2006), and the region’s workforce continues to grow. Quality residential development combined with prime Industrial/Commercial sites cater to surrounding communities and the needs of growing businesses alike.

Brilliantly linked with myriad major arterials—especially the Monash (M1) Freeway and Eastlink—travel to Melbourne’s CBD, Docklands and airports is confined to under 40 minutes.


  • Located 32 km south-east of the Melbourne CBD
  • Greater Dandenong has 2,150 hectares zoned for industrial/business use
  • The south-east corridor produces almost half of Victoria’s manufacturing output
  • As the hub of the south-east, Dandenong has grown over time to become one of Melbourne’s largest retail and commercial centres
  • Highly multicultural with around 50% of residents born overseas
  • Currently undergoing a major revitalisation with government spending in the vicinity of $300 million dollars

Frankston/Carrum Downs

  • Located 40 km south-east of Melbourne CBD
  • Encompasses a range of suburbs over approximately 130 km2
  • Over 9,500 registered business with key industries being manufacturing, retail trade and community services
  • Large tracts of undeveloped industrial land in Carrum Downs—brilliantly positioned on the Eastlink—and a large regional workforce provide an exceptional area for business to relocate
  • A key economic focal point to the Mornington Peninsula and the surrounding south-east region employing approximately 50,000 people

Outer East

  • Located in the heart of the outer eastern industrial sector, 30 km from the Melbourne CBD
  • Over 8,200 registered businesses located in the municipalities of Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges
  • Most industrial/commercial properties are located within 5 to 10 km of Eastlink, offering excellent access to the city, ports and airports
  • Most occupiers cite excellent accessibility and proximity to their homes as reasons for relocating here
  • Industrial/commercial properties in these areas are very tightly held, with little or no zoned land for new developments other than re-developed sites formerly used by large corporations