Friday 13 November 2020

A message from Manningham Council

As coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions continue to ease and new parts of Manningham are able to open up, it is great to see many people out and about in Manningham supporting our local businesses and facilities as we head towards a new COVID normal.

Last weekend, the Victorian Government introduced further easing of restrictions, which mean there are now no limits on how far you can travel or the reasons to leave your home. They also provide increased capacity for indoor exercise, hospitality businesses, retail and venues in our community.

In an exciting week for Manningham, we have also welcomed Manningham’s nine new Councillors.

Introducing your new Council, Mayor and Deputy Mayor

L-R: Manningham Council Deputy Mayor Cr Anna Chen and Mayor Cr Andrew Conlon.

Your nine Councillors were officially sworn in at Manningham Council earlier this week. At the same time, Currawong Ward Councillor Andrew Conlon was elected as Mayor and Waldau Ward Councillor Anna Chen
was elected as Deputy Mayor.

It was a historic moment in Manningham with the first Councillors sworn in to represent the nine new wards. Under the new ward structure, each elected Councillor now represents one ward. During the swearing in ceremony Councillors noted the historic moment while declaring their commitment to working for the betterment of all of Manningham.

The recent election saw 86% voter turnout up from 77% at the last election, showing democracy is alive
and well in Manningham.

Mayor Cr Andrew Conlon said it was an honour to be elected as the first Mayor of this Council’s four year term.

“We have a significant opportunity to develop a four year Council plan that reflects our community’s aspirations.
As a group of Councillors, we are committed to ensuring we have the right information, support and time to both develop and deliver on this for Manningham.

“We will represent all the people of Manningham. Public value will be at the heart of our decisions and we will
work together to deliver the very best outcomes for our community,” Cr Conlon said.

The following Councillors representing nine new wards were sworn in:

Currawong Ward – Cr Andrew Conlon
Waldau Ward – Cr Anna Chen
Bolin Ward – Cr Geoff Gough
Manna Ward – Cr Tomas Lightbody
Ruffey Ward – Cr Stephen Mayne
Schramm Ward – Cr Laura Mayne
Tullamore Ward – Cr Deirdre Diamante
Westerfolds Ward – Cr Michelle Kleinert
Yarra Ward – Cr Carli Lange

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.

Civic Centre opens with new renovations

We have reopened our Civic Centre and happily welcomed our community back to our new look customer service area which has undergone extensive renovations over the last few months to create a flexible, accessible and welcoming space for all.

Emergency aware forum

This year’s emergency aware forum is being held online on Tuesday 17 November from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. The session will be delivered by Manningham Council, together with local emergency services with the aim of helping to prepare for the impact of fires, storms, floods, extreme heat and other emergencies.

Request your free face mask from Council

Woman wearing blue face mask

To help with access to face masks, the Victorian Government has provided free single-use and reusable face masks to Councils for distribution to vulnerable residents.

Disability advisory committee

Two people speaking sign language

We are seeking expressions of interest from people with lived experience of disability and carers to join Manningham’s new Disability Advisory Committee.

Join our #ThisGirlCanVIC webinar

Collage of images of women playing sport and getting active

We've joined forces with five Councils to celebrate women of all forms getting active, sharing local stories and discussing how to pick the best local activities.

Return to sport in Manningham

Collection of sports equipment

With restrictions eased on 9 November, we’re welcoming more of our community back to sport and recreation in Manningham.

Online theatre in Warrandyte

A 2020 vision. A play for all of us, by all of us.

Warrandyte Theatre Company is premiering a new online work by Warrandyte resident, Emma Wood, about the lockdown experience.

Save on energy costs

Man placing a solar panel on a roof

Australian Energy Foundation are providing simple energy advice. Book into one of our upcoming events today.

New bushfire clearing exemptions

New exemption provisions have been announced allowing for vegetation around existing houses and along fences to be removed for bushfire protection purposes.

Information Night for VCAL at Pines Learning

Community education organisation, Pines Learning, is accepting 2021 enrolments for its Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), which provides a practical learning option for students in Years 11 and 12. Register now for their November information night.

Council meetings

Our upcoming Council meeting on Tuesday 24 November 2020, 7.00pm will be broadcast virtually. 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.

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