18 September 2020

A message from Manningham Council

While the Victorian Government’s stage four restrictions remain in place across metropolitan Melbourne, this week we have seen some welcome changes.

Our playgrounds and outdoor exercise equipment across Manningham have now re-opened and we are pleased to welcome people back to these spaces.

We understand that the restrictions are continuing to affect everyone across our community in different ways and want to remind you that our Community Connect service is here to help.

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.

Interview: one family’s journey with a dementia diagnosis

Next week is Dementia Action Week and provides an important time to learn more about those in our community who live with this diagnosis every day. We speak to local Donvale resident Brian Quirk who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, a form of dementia, and his wife Mary about what it is like to live with dementia.

2020 Council Election Period notice

From 22 September to 24 October 2020, Council will enter the election period, where we are legally required not to publish anything that may be seen to influence the outcome of the local government elections on 24 October. Due to this, our next edition of Manningham Matters will be published on Wednesday 28 October.

Help us and have your say

There are only a few days left to have your say on two major Council surveys, the COVID-19 Support Survey and Plan Manningham 2021+, which will help us plan our major priority areas over the coming year and beyond.

Complete the surveys

Playspaces and outdoor gyms reopen

The sounds of excited playing were heard across Manningham this week as our playgrounds and outdoor gyms reopened to children, families and exercisers of all ages. Find out about some parks we have recently upgraded which you can now enjoy.

Women’s Friendship Group creates winter warmth

hand sewing face masks

The local Women’s Friendship Group has been helping seniors cope during recent months by making Winter Warmth care packs for Meals on Wheels clients.

Manningham joins unified effort to tackle homelessness

Regional local government homelessness and social housing group charter logo

We have joined with 13 other Councils across Melbourne’s east and south east to call for urgent action for more social housing to end the homelessness crisis.

Warrandyte Theatre Co to perform new play – written by you

Drama and comedy masks in front of red curtain

Warrandyte Theatre Company will co-produce a new work to be written by local playwright Emma Wood in collaboration with the community.

Parenting Seminar scams alert

Man looking frustrated at laptop screen

We are alerting our community to be wary of online scams, as we have recently been made aware of fraudsters sharing fake links for our popular Parenting Seminars.

Lockdown art reveals silver linings

Digital floral art by local artist Irma Koulouris

One silver lining of the past few months in Manningham has been the wonderful artworks we’ve seen as part of our arts project When in Lockdown.

Pines Learning offers new free courses

Indian woman using laptop for online classes

Local community organisation Pines Learning is offering two free courses in October and November, to help people look for work and combat cyber bullying.

School holiday fun with our libraries

Keep the little ones busy these school holidays with a range of library fun, there’s storytime sessions, online events and click and collect is now available by appointment.

Your Councillors

Council meetings

Our upcoming Council meeting on Tuesday 13 October 2020, 7.00pm will be a 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.

Find out more

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