Manningham Matters - 19 June 2020

Message from our Mayor and Councillors

We are now seeing the return of many daily activities and services we have missed during COVID-19 restrictions, although with limitations and health precautions in place.

Schools have resumed classroom learning, restaurants and cafes have reopened to limited numbers and we’re seeing the reopening of many services, social events, fitness, sport and recreation options in our community. I know there have been many warm family reunions and social occasions, now that we are able to have gatherings of up to 20 people at once.

This week we will hold our first virtual citizenship ceremony to officially welcome our newest Australians to the community. In this latest edition of Manningham Matters, we have an interview with one Manningham resident who will become an Australian citizen this week.

Our Be Kind Manningham campaign has been resonating with people all over our city. You may have noticed vibrant colourful stickers and posters popping up all over Manningham, encouraging you to Be Kind. This special campaign aims to encourage everyone in our community to be kind to others, be kind to those most in need at this time, and be kind to yourself. I encourage you to watch and share the video we have made and see how we can all work together and continue to support each other.

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.

Let’s work together to Be Kind Manningham

The last few months have been tough but we’ve adapted. As restrictions ease and we come back together as a community, let’s remember to be kind ourselves and to those around us.

Watch video

Virtual citizenship ceremony to welcome new Australians

Manningham residents like Varun Sethi will be celebrating this week as they become Australian citizens in our first ever first virtual citizenship ceremony to officially welcome our newest Australians to the community.

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2020/21 Waste and Recycling Guide coming soon

Keep an eye on your letterbox for your 2020/21 Waste and Recycling Guide, which all households with a Council residential waste collection service should receive before the end of June.

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Aquarena to reopen gym and group fitness

Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre will reopen its gym, group fitness areas and change rooms from Monday 22 June with new hours, revised timetables and limited session times to comply with State Government requirements. For the time being, entry will be limited to current Aquarena members and Manningham residents only.

Encourage your child to walk or ride to school

Father walking kids to school

With all school students back in the classroom, now is a great time to think about how your family can be more active in your commute to and from school.

Local libraries reopen to 20 visitors at a time

Three children reading books at library

Libraries at Doncaster, The Pines, Bulleen and Warrandyte have reopened, with a total of 20 visitors allowed at one time to borrow, return, join, photocopy or print.

Pool and spa deadline extended

Backyard pool with safety fence

The Victorian Government has extended the deadline for property owners to register swimming pools and spas to comply with the new safety laws.

Environment, sustainability, biodiversity – our plans

Yarra river with surrounding bushland

We have released a report that shows what action we are taking action to protect, sustain and enhance our environment.

New COVID-19 Chatline to support those in need

Senior man on phone smiling

Eastern Volunteers is supporting people who feel isolated with its new COVID-19 Chatline available from 10.30am to 4.30pm weekdays.

Takeover Melbourne seeks true stories from young people

teenage girl writing at desk

Are you a young person keen on making a change in Melbourne or do you know one that has a voice or story that needs to be heard?

Children draw messages of hope for older community

Our Meals on Wheels clients received a very special addition with their food delivery this week. Children from all over Manningham have been sending special letters and drawings of hope to help our older community members feel more socially connected during these times.

Your Councillors

Council meetings

Our upcoming Council meeting on Tuesday 23 June at 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.

Tuesday 23 June 2020, 7.00pm
Tuesday 28  July 2020, 7.00pm
Tuesday 25 August 2020, 7.00pm

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