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.

Heritage Restoration Fund

The Heritage Restoration 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.