Manningham Matters - 2 July 2020

Message from our Mayor and Councillors

We are all adjusting to our new way of life as the restrictions begin to ease. I would like to thank you all for your continued patience and commitment, as it’s keeping our families and neighbours healthy and safe.

Thankfully, we are not experiencing the more stringent lockdowns which have recently been reintroduced in some other suburbs across Melbourne. However, this is no reason to relax our vigilance with COVID-19, and I encourage everyone to familiarise yourself with the current advice from the Department of Health and Human Services.

As COVID-19 continues to affect the health, wellbeing and financial stability of many, we are assisting in community recovery by offering a new series of COVID-19 community relief grants ranging from $3,000 to $75,000. Applications will open on Monday 6 July. To join the community grants program mailing list for updates, please visit our Community Grant Program page.

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.

North East Link begins early works

Early works along the Bulleen Road corridor are scheduled to commence in the next few months to facilitate major works commencing in 2021.

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Community resilience grows through local organisations

To help community-based organisations as they work together during the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, we have formed a Manningham Community Resilience Network to bring these organisations together.

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Love, life and local music

A trio of local musicians have started bringing beautiful and joyful music to our popular shopping precincts as part of our ongoing Be Kind Manningham campaign. The musicians are visiting Templestowe Village, Jackson Court and Tunstall Square in Doncaster East, Macedon Square in Templestowe Lower and Yarra Street in Warrandyte,

Art Gallery to reopen with Indigenous showcase

Troy Firebrace - a galaxy swirl

Indigenous art will be showcased in Manningham Art Gallery’s first exhibition when it reopens on Thursday 9 July.

Manningham charities need urgent food donations

cardboard box of food donations

A range of Manningham charities are seeking more food donations following a surge in demand during COVID-19.

Queen’s Birthday Honours for Manningham residents

Hardy Shum a recipient of Queen’s Birthday Honours

Seven Manningham residents were honoured for their community and career contributions in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Help to avoid online and phone scams

concerned senior couple looking at laptop screen

During COVID-19 phone and internet scams have been on the rise, and Eastern Community Legal Centre has released a set of resources to help people identify such scams and where to get help.
 

Energy efficient upgrades at Aquarena

public pool with covers on

Aquarena has made some important upgrades to improve energy efficiency and safety for staff and customer experience within the facility while it was closed due to COVID-19.
 

Free new app for Jackson Court parking

Jackson court parking and pedestrian crossing

Locating an available car park at Jackson Court Precinct is now as simple as a push of a button on your smart phone thanks to the installation of smart technology sensors.
 

Your Councillors

Council meetings

Our upcoming Council meeting on Tuesday 28 July 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 28 July 2020, 7.00pm
Tuesday 25 August 2020, 7.00pm
5 September 2020, 7.00pm

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