Manningham has one of the largest networks of open space in metropolitan Melbourne covering approximately 17 per cent of the municipality and including more than 300 parks. This includes recreation parks, sporting reserves, natural areas and neighbourhood parks.

Our unique natural environment provides a sanctuary to 56 threatened animal species and is home to 22 per cent of Victoria’s known plants, including 11 species of state significance and four species of national significance. A large section of the eastern half of Manningham is designated as a ‘Green Wedge’ area for the protection of our natural and rural environment.

Council is committed to preserving and maintaining Manningham’s natural environment and assisting residents to live sustainably with a range of environmental programs and activities available such as Environment Seminars, Nature Walks, Home Harvest sessions and our EnviroYouth Alliance for young people aged 15 to 21 years.

Find out more information in our Open Space Strategy.