Manningham Matters - 22 May 2020

Message from our Mayor and Councillors

So much has happened over the last fortnight, with restrictions now beginning to ease. I am sure that you’re pleased that we can now visit family, friends and loved ones, and have up to five visitors visit our homes.

I hope that you’ve also been enjoying the flexibility to take day trips to exercise, have picnics or begin small worship services and essential community services.

We have been able to start the very gradual reopening of some of our facilities. I am really pleased to let you know that our Civic Centre front counter will be opening to the community from Monday 1 June. As social distancing requirements are still in place, I encourage you to contact us via phone, online or by making an appointment wherever possible but if you do need to come in, we’ll be here to serve you.

In Manningham we are taking part in the state-wide cleaning blitz. You may see people out and about in parks and public spaces sanitising seats, handrails, bicycle stands and more. This blitz is helping support jobs locally as part of the Victorian Government’s $500 million Working for Victoria initiative.

COVID-19 information in your language

View a range of translated COVID-19 resources from
the Department of Health and Human Services.

Find out what support is available

As we continue to feel the impact of COVID-19,
find out what support is available during this time.

Celebrating our volunteers this National Volunteer Week

This week is National Volunteer Week. As we use this time to acknowledge the generous contribution of the many volunteers in our community working for organisations, clubs and community groups, we speak with one volunteer from the Manningham Volunteer Resource Service.

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Art Smart Storytime returns for Reconciliation Week

Join Wurundjeri woman and Woiwurrung language teacher Rebecca Axford for a virtual reading of one of Aunty Joy Murphy’s stories as Art Smart Storytime returns.

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Doncare recognises Volunteers of the Year

Doncare has named two local volunteers as its 2020 Volunteers of the Year to recognise their individual efforts to help provide services and programs for the vulnerable in our community.

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National Reconciliation Week exhibition explores connection to country

We are hosting two creative arts programs online to commemorate this year's National Reconciliation Week, which is taking place from 27 May to 3 June.

Energy efficient lights installed

LED street lights at night silhouette scene

To help the environment while easing the burden of energy costs, we are replacing decorative street lights with energy efficient LEDs.

Scouts hold online meetings

Girl scout standing in front of flags

Wonga Park Scouts' meetings have gone so well online that one Cub Scout achieved the highest award possible during restrictions.

Art courses now available online

Young teen girl drawing on canvas

Our exciting new online art courses for adults are filling fast, so enrol now. Fun online kids’ tutorials launch in June.

Improvement works continue across our city

Works update

We have continued our program of works across Manningham, with a range of landscaping, road, drainage and building upgrades completed this month.

Free parenting webinars continue

Mother hugging young son

Renowned adolescent and child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg hosts two free webinars, including one for teachers to help manage their wellbeing during this time.

Mental health support for young people

young teen girl listening on phone

Manningham Youth Services is a free and confidential service available to young people aged 10 to 25 years who live, work, or study in our city.

Your Councillors

Council meetings

Our upcoming Council meeting on Tuesday 26 May at 7.00pm will be our first ever virtual meeting. The Mayor and Councillors will access the meeting via video and audio from their homes. You will be able to watch the meeting live on our Facebook page – although you don’t need a Facebook account to see it. We encourage questions for Council to be provided via email and received by 5.00pm on the Monday before the meeting.

Tuesday 26 May 2020, 7.00pm
Tuesday 23 June 2020, 7.00pm
Tuesday 28 July 2020, 7.00pm

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