Manningham’s cultural heritage reflects the historical development of the municipality and,through heritage studies, many culturally significant buildings, precincts, trees, landscapes and sites of archaeological significance have been identified and documented.

These heritage places reveal the various phases of the City’s development, from Aboriginal habitation through to early European settlement and the subsequent influence of gold mining and orcharding, as well as architectural and artistic trends.

The first heritage controls aimed at protecting places of heritage significance were introduced into the former Doncaster and Templestowe Planning Scheme in 1992 and since then heritage controls have been applied to more than 200 places, comprising some 400 individual properties within the municipality.

Explore Manningham's Cultural Heritage Assets

A series of heritage walking trials with guides are available to inspire residents and visitors to explore and experience the municipality’s rich history. These heritage walks are intended to be self guided walks with information on distance, time, degree of difficulty and accessibility.

Did you know? ...

60 years ago this year...

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the Council offices (former City of Doncaster and Templestowe) moving from the Old Shire Hall.  Prior to moving to the new offices at 699 Doncaster Road, the City of Doncaster and Templestowe was located in the Shire Hall at 673 Doncaster Road Doncaster. The building was designed by J.M. Anderson, and built by William Deveraux Harburt.

The current civic offices at 699 Doncaster Road Doncaster were designed by Gert and Renate Block architects in c1970.

Heritage Restoration Fund Next Round 2016/2017- Possible Works

Owners of heritage listed properties are invited to start thinking about possible works for the next round of the Heritage Restoration Fund.

The Fund aims to promote conservation of heritage buildings, trees, gardens and other places of interest to encourage and financially assist individuals, community groups and organisations in their endeavours to maintain items of heritage significance in the City.