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Cr Tomas Lightbody grew up in Donvale and is passionate about the local area and community.
With a background in urban planning, design, and architecture, Cr Lightbody believes in good urban planning and protecting Manningham’s precious green spaces, taking environmental action and investing in smart infrastructure. He supports renewable energy, strong climate change action and increasing recycling to reduce unnecessary waste going to landfill.
Cr Lightbody is an advocate for better public transport that suits the needs of the community, encouraging a strong local economy. He also wants to ensure all our residents are supported and to promote inclusion and equality in all aspects of our community and our council services.
Committees and working groups
Elections for Manningham occurs every 4 years. There are 9 wards, with a representative in each. ...
Council elections happen every 4 years on the fourth Saturday in October. Voting is by post.
The Local Government Act 2020 and the Local Government (Electoral) Regulations 2020, regulates conduct of council elections. The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) manages the process.
If you’ve got any questions about the electoral process, you can contact the election office on 8619 1140.
Manningham ward structure
Manningham has 9 wards with a councillor in each. The wards are:
Election period policy
The Local Government Act 2020 requires an Election Period Policy that gives councillors and officers guidance. The policy deals with the period leading up to, and during the election period.
For more information, you can view our policy.
Whitehorse Manningham Libraries is pleased to announce that the Warrandyte Open Library now offers self-service hours as of August 2023.
Authorised library members will be able to enjoy the library's resources and facilities during these extended periods, best suited to their needs.
With the introduction of Open Library self-service hours, Warrandyte Library will be accessible seven days a week, 8.00am to 10.00pm, with no changes to regular staffed hours.
Whitehorse Manningham Libraries CEO Sally Both said, “This new model will be a first for the library service and complement the existing services delivered at Warrandyte Library”.
Manningham Mayor, Deirdre Diamante added, “We understand that our members have busy schedule so we want to make sure the library is accessible and convenient for everyone”.
To qualify for access to the Open Library, members of Warrandyte Library are required to attend an induction session. How to access the services, safety measures in place, and guidelines on acceptable use will be covered at the session.
Services available during self-service hours will include:
- access to borrowing library collections
- public computers
- study spaces.
Contact the library during regular staffed hours to book a simple induction session.
Whitehorse Manningham Libraries encourages all members to take advantage of the Open Library self-service hours. The extended self-service hours will provide more opportunities for members to visit the library, engage with its resources and connect with their community.
This initiative is funded by a State Government of Victoria Living Libraries Infrastructure Program grant with matched funding from Manningham Council.
An official launch event is planned on Friday 26 August, 10:00am to 11:00am at Warrandyte Library, 168-178 Yarra St, Warrandyte VIC 3113.