Environment and sustainability

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.

Responding to climate change

As an environmentally forward thinking Council, we believe the decisions we make today have the potential to change the future for generations to come.

protecting the environment

Protecting our environment

Protecting our environment and biodiversity is a shared responsibility and together with the support of our partners and community, we are actively working to preserve and enhance our city’s natural resources to ensure they will survive and thrive for generations to come.

Man and woman by river testing water

Citizen Science

Learn about what Manningham are doing in your local green spaces to gain a better understanding of the world around us.

Green wedge

The Green Wedge

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. Learn about the area and what we're doing to protect it.

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