Friday 18 December 2020

Message from our Mayor and Councillors

I hope this edition of Manningham Matters finds you safe and well as we all head into the busy festive season.

This is a wonderful time for us to connect with family and friends who we may not have seen much during this unusual year. I hope you take the chance to venture out and about in Manningham to support our local cafes, restaurants and businesses as you do your Christmas shopping.

It’s been an inspiration to see our community come together this year to support each other. It’s been wonderful to see so many new initiatives and ideas this year and we hope this innovative community spirit can continue to inspire us all into 2021.

There’s plenty of things to enjoy locally this summer, including at Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre. Read our story to find out more about what school holiday programs they are running in January.

Contacting us this festive season

This festive season our opening hours are:

  • Thursday 24 December, Christmas Eve: Civic Centre and Contact Centre will close at 1.00pm
  • Friday 25 December, Christmas Day: Closed
  • Monday 28 December, Boxing Day Public Holiday: Closed
  • Friday 1 January, New Year’s Day: Closed

All other days throughout the festive season our opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 5.00pm.

We are currently experiencing higher than normal call volumes, and we want to reassure you we’re working as hard as we can to answer all calls and we apologise for any delay you have in speaking with us.

The newly-refurbished customer service at our Civic Centre is now open for you to visit and we are also contactable via Facebook messaging.

Manningham Matters e-news – tell us what you think

We’d like to hear your feedback about our Manningham Matters e-news and how you use it. Follow the link below to complete our short survey. Your feedback will help us improve the digital experience and make it more useful for you.

Aquarena wins accolades and gears up for summer

Manningham’s own Aquarena has been awarded Victorian Austswim Swim Centre of the Year 2020. Visit Aquarena this summer to experience our award-winning facility for yourself.

Request your 2021 Community Calendar

Bee landing on purple flower

Our 2021 Community Calendar is now freely available on request. Request a copy at the link below or call us on 9840 9333.

December entertainment at Jackson Court

Jackson court pop up park

Visit our new Pop-Up Park at Jackson Court to see an exciting program of local performers, art activations and live music.

Public exercise equipment free for use

man working out in a park

Did you know there are many parks in Manningham with public exercise equipment to help get a little extra movement in your day?

Tell us how can we can improve our engagement with you

Group of ethnically diverse kids in park

Have Your Say on our new Draft Community Engagement Policy and help us improve how we engage with and listen to you.

Find funding opportunities today with Grant Finder

Group of ethnically diverse people

Our new Grant Finder platform will connect you with a comprehensive range of grant and funding opportunities.

Domeney Reserve Sports Pavilion upgrade begins

Cricket player behind stumps

Work has begun on the Domeney Reserve Sports Pavilion upgrade, with construction set to be completed by June 2021.

Manningham’s own Spoonville comes to MC Square

After the wonderful success of their teddy-bear hunt window and rainbow, the children and educators from Early Years at MC Square have hand-made a ‘Spoonville’ village called the MCSquareville. Visit it today outside MC Square in Doncaster East.

Our Councillors

Council meetings

Our upcoming Council meeting on Thursday 28 January 2021, 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.

Read more

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.

COVID-19 information in your language

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

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