Manningham Matters - 8 May 2020
Message from our Mayor and Councillors
Over the past few weeks we have heard many stories from across our community from people who have been affected by COVID-19, and how this will have long-term effects on people’s health, wellbeing, emotional resilience and sense of financial security.
We have responded by announcing a $3.8 million community relief package to ease the financial burden on residents and businesses affected by COVID-19, with measures to help ratepayers, older residents, local businesses, clubs and community groups.
Despite recommendations to the contrary from both Council and the Victorian Electoral Commission, the Victorian Government has decided that we are moving to a single member ward structure for the local government elections in October. This means our existing ward boundaries have been changed by the State Government from three to nine wards.
We have been asked for ideas for new ward names. Help us name Manningham’s nine new wards, currently listed as Wards A to I, online at Your Say Manningham, up until 12 noon on Thursday 21 May.
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.
Council's $3.8M COVID-19 Community Relief Package
Manningham Council has endorsed a package of relief measures to ease the financial burden
on residents and businesses affected by COVID-19, and to assist those most in need.
Share your art When in Lockdown
Local artists and aspiring creators have a chance to document this historical moment
and their experience, with Manningham Art Gallery’s new initiative When in Lockdown.
Home support helping those most in need
While all of our daily lives have been affected by the ongoing restrictions and new social rules, the elderly and vulnerable in our community are feeling the impact much more as their daily routines have been upended. Our home support workers are stepping in to help.
Using our shared paths and trails safely
Our shared paths and trails are busier than ever right now, so we all need to work together to ensure these spaces are safe for all users.
Exercise options for your home or neighbourhood
There are plenty of ways to stay active outdoors while our sporting clubs are closed, or engage online with health and fitness classes.
Libraries launch new events and home delivery
Our libraries have moved its talks, learning and activities online so you can participate while the libraries are closed.
Doncare calls for community donations
Doncare is seeking donations of food and household items so it can keep helping people experiencing hardship at this difficult time.
Parenting Seminars now available online
Renowned adolescent and child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg presents a series of free webinars on raising resilient children.
Tips to reduce energy usage at home
With so many of us now spending more time at home, here are five tips to help make your home more energy efficient.
Pettys Reserve upgrade kicks off
Manningham soccer clubs will soon have a new home-field advantage, as the $8.6 million upgrade
to improve the recreation and soccer facilities at Pettys Reserve has started.
New road repairs that are good for the environment
We explain our new techniques for road repair and resurfacing works that are cost-effective and have multiple environmental benefits to help support longer-lasting roads.
Playground upgrades completed as part of works continuing
We have upgraded four play areas in parks across Manningham, ready for you to enjoy with your children
and families once COVID-19 restrictions have lifted.
Our upcoming Council meeting on Tuesday 26 May at 7.00pm will be our first ever 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 26 May 2020, 7.00pm
Tuesday 23 June 2020, 7.00pm
Tuesday 28 July 2020, 7.00pm
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