Manningham Matters - 24 April 2020

Message from our Mayor and Councillors

Welcome to our second digital edition of Manningham Matters, which will be published fortnightly during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis to bring you all the latest news from us and from our community as we navigate this new time.

I would like to start by offering on behalf of our Council and community our deepest condolences to Victoria Police and the families of those involved in the tragic accident on the Eastern Freeway earlier this week. We're incredibly saddened by this news and want to acknowledge the dedication of Victoria Police and its service to our community.   

We have been facing the COVID-19 crisis for some weeks now and the daily pressures of this new way of living, plus its challenges and surprises are continuing to evolve and be felt acutely throughout our entire community. 

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.

ANZAC Day in our community

On Saturday 25 April we will commemorate ANZAC Day, a significant day where we pause and reflect
on the service and sacrifice of all those who have served or are currently serving in our armed forces. Get involved from home this ANZAC Day with RSL Victoria’s #STANDTO campaign or with Music for Mateship.

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Phone check-ins to support vulnerable residents

We are supporting our older and vulnerable in these rapidly changing circumstances by
contacting them individually and asking if they need any extra support during this time.

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Be Kind Manningham initiative launched

In these unprecedented and challenging times,
one thing we can do is band together as a community
and show a little kindness to ourselves and to each other.
Let us introduce you to Be Kind Manningham, an initiative
to encourage everyone in our community to continue
to be kind to others, be kind to those most in need, and be kind to yourself.

Community Connect support service

community connect

If you’re experiencing challenges as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we’re here to help. We have now expanded our contact centre services and are ready to assist you seven days a week.

Free online resources for local businesses

Manningham business online seminars

Manningham Business has a range of support programs and resources available for local businesses that are navigating the challenges of this new environment.

We’ve joined the bear hunt

bear hunt

We have joined the movement to put teddy bears and rainbows in our windows with a display at MC Square to bring happiness to children during this time.

Community markets trade online

Community markets move online

Three of Manningham's community markets have adapted to the changing times by holding online virtual market events via Facebook.


Online men's group meeting

Mens Group

The eastern chapter of the Melbourne Men’s Group has now moved its monthly meetings online. Meetings are open to men of all ages who are looking to connect and find support at this time.

Fire safety for your home

smoke alarm manningham matters

With many Victorians working from home for the first time, firefighters are asking people to add checking their smoke alarms to their at home to-do list.

Bundled garden waste collections

While our Garden Waste centre is currently closed, we are continuing
bundled garden waste collections for branches that cannot fit into your garden bin.

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Works continue on schedule across Manningham

With so much changing and slowing down at this time we are pleased to reassure you that our planned infrastructure, road and drainage works are continuing on schedule.

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Jumping Creek Road upgrade works

Works are now underway on the upgrade of
Jumping Creek Road between Ringwood-Warrandyte
Road and Nelson Drive in Warrandyte.

This section of road is currently closed to through traffic
and detours are in place via Yarra Road and Brysons Road.

Your Councillors

Council meetings

Tuesday 28 April 2020, 7.00 pm
Tuesday 26 May 2020, 7.00 pm
Tuesday 23 June 2020, 7.00 pm

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