Native Splendour is a gardening guide to Manningham's local plants. It is designed to help you find plants that will enhance your garden and are perfectly suited to local climate and soils. It includes tips for planning and planting your garden.
The Manningham Land Management Guide aims to help small property owners improve management of their land to the benefit of the local environment.
An Urban Forest is essential for maintaining the health and wellbeing of the community and environment, and is critical in mitigating future climate extremes through innate cooling and the provision of canopy shade.
Our Tree Management Plan guides the management of public trees within Council managed lands throughout the municipality, with the objectives of maintaining and improving the health and structure of public trees and increasing canopy coverage and interconnectedness.
Help for native wildlife
Should you have concerns about the health and safety of native wildlife, please contact Wildlife Victoria emergency response by phone on 8400 7300 or visit the Wildlife Victoria website.
Citizen Science - frogs, birds, water and flora
We offer a range of involved citizen science activities such as:
- Aussie Backyard Bird Count.
- City Nature Challenge.
- Melbourne Water Frog Census.
Get involved in Citizen Science activities.
Managing horses - in person equiculture course
Equiculture, short for equine permaculture is a holistic horse property management program.
It encompasses sustainable farm and pasture management techniques designed with equine welfare and natural behaviour in mind. The program is delivered digitally, with participants able to learn at their own pace. Fifteen modules teach participants all about healthy soil and pasture, managing weeds, mud and erosion, property design and layouts as well as managing for optimal equine health.
The program is internationally renowned and is already used by many properties throughout Nillumbik and Banyule. Completion of the Equiculture course can also be incorporated into the Pony Club Australia K or C* certificates.
Biodiversity Incentive Program - LEAF
The LEAF program provides applicants with a site visit to educate the landowner about their property’s assets and how to manage threats.
Amongst the many things taught, the program includes:
- Education about bushland management techniques
- Ways to manage pastures for soil conservation and horticulture
LEAF grants provide financial assistance and education to control pest plants and animals. These include weeds and rabbits, who pose significant threats to the productivity of a property's production zone, such as grazing, and to the integrity and conservation of bushland ecology.
To apply for assistance, or for more information about Land Management Grants, view the Apply for assistance to preserve your bushland page.
The RELEAF grant is a more generous grant for properties with high ecological values. Receiving this grant requires a commitment to a three year land management plan.
Sites of biological significance
Sites of biological significance are areas of remnant indigenous habitat which can be local, regional, state and national areas.
Mosses, liverworts, fungi and lichens
This brochure, produced by the Manningham, Whitehorse, Banyule and Nillumbik Councils, illustrates some of the mosses, liverworts, hornworts, fungi and lichens within Melbourne's Middle Yarra region and surrounds.