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Cr Deirdre Diamante is the Deputy Mayor of Manningham.
Cr Deirdre Diamante has lived in Manningham for more than 40 years and recognises the importance of sustainable economic and environmental decision making that enhances the long term liveability of Manningham.
Cr Diamante believes in growing opportunities for local businesses and efficient spending of our rates on services and infrastructure that better connects the local community, suburbs and streets. She is an advocate for equal opportunity and diversity, for programs that support our elderly residents and for greater state and federal government funding support for Manningham’s charities.
Cr Diamante has three school-aged children, is a business owner, a school council representative, Board Director of the Manningham Bendigo Bank Community Branch and an active member of the Manningham Business Excellence Awards.
The upgrade of the pop-up park at Templestowe Village is finished! We're launching an event to celebrate, and we'd love to see you there.
There'll be treats and entertainment provided. Come and find wombats, smell the herbs, and play giant Jenga.
This project was funded by the Department of Jobs, Regions and Precincts COVID Safe Outdoor Activation Fund.
Updated: 10 June 2022
Supplies of our 2022 Community Calendar have run out. We will no longer be taking requests for this year's edition. You will be able to request the 2023 calendar later in the year.
This year our 2022 Community Calendar is available on request and is free for all Manningham residents.
To request a calendar:
- complete the form below, or
- contact us on 9840 9333.
Be sure to enter your full postal address and check it before submitting your form.
Once you have made a request, you will receive your copy of our 2022 Community Calendar in the mail.
Calendars will also be available for collection from our libraries and at our Civic Centre in the Customer Service area.
Register to receive your 2022 Community Calendar
Manningham Council is inviting community members to celebrate the opening of Lawford Reserve’s new playspace on Saturday 15 June in Doncaster.
Stage three of Lawford Reserve is now complete and includes a new adventure playspace with climbing net, play unit, cubby, slides and swings, including a basket swing.
The upgrade also included a new look out seating area, additional seating and picnic tables, a new concrete circuit path, nature play elements and additional shrub planting.
We’re excited to launch the new playspace at Lawford Reserve. There will be a sausage sizzle, community planting, rock painting, basketball games and skate coaches who will be there for clinics, games and prizes! This is a family friendly event so all ages and abilities are welcome.
The upgrade was completed to meet the needs of existing and future residents and follows the opening of the Lawford Plaza skate area, which was completed in September 2018 last year.
Manningham Mayor, Cr Paula Piccinini said the new playspace at Lawford Reserve is a fantastic place for family and friends to come together and enjoy the outdoors.
“A focus of our Open Space Strategy is to ensure Manningham’s open spaces can be enjoyed by future generations. The upgrade of Lawford Reserve is a great addition for this local community in Doncaster.”
“A well-designed and central reserve, such as Lawford Reserve, provides a great community hub, where community members can enjoy a beautiful outdoor space close to home.”
Lawford Reserve upgrade was endorsed by Manningham Council through recommendations made in the Doncaster Hill Strategy. For more information on the upgrade visit manningham.vic.gov.au/lawford-reserve, or call 9840 9333.
Lawford Reserve Playspace Opening
Date: Saturday, 15 June
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Location: Lawford Reserve, Lawford Street, Doncaster
For more information, visit manningham.vic.gov.au/lawford-reserve
The Manningham Function Centre located upstairs in our Civic Centre on Doncaster Road is being upgraded to provide a modern venue which can be used by Council and our community.
The works will involve general refurbishment, painting and new carpets. New gender-equitable toilet facilities will also be built. There will be additional improvement to audio loops to cater for all users.
There will be minimal disruption for those visiting the Civic Centre during this time. Pedestrian access to the building will be accessible to all during the duration of the works.
The newly renovated Function Centre is scheduled to reopen mid-2021.
Find out more about the Manningham Function Centre upgrade.
Doncaster teenager Skye Guest and his mates have been handed a golden ticket with the opening of a new multi-purpose community space at Lawford Reserve.
Lawford Plaza, adjacent to the Tullamore Estate in Doncaster, will be officially opened on Saturday 11 August from 11.00am to 2.00pm.
Manningham Mayor, Cr Andrew Conlon said the space will offer our community, especially young people, opportunities to get outside and be active.
“This new multipurpose space will provide hours of outdoor fun as well as enable the community to be as active as they can be,” he said.
“It features a basketball and netball space, ramps as well as rails for skating and scooting.”
Manningham worked closely with the local community to identify how they would use the space, including YMCA, the skating community and Skye and his friends.
“We wanted to gain insight into what the community would prefer for the new space,” Cr Conlon said.
Skye said it was great to be invited to provide feedback into the project and opening and see how their ideas have been put into place.
“We look forward to using this plaza once it’s opened,” he said.
Lawford Plaza is part of the 2.1 hectare Lawford Reserve that has been highlighted for improvement in a number of key Council plans.
Manningham Council has recently completed a major upgrade of Westwood Reserve in Bulleen and is inviting the community to a community celebration event on Tuesday 6 September to celebrate.
Completed as part of the 2015/16 Open Space Development Program, the major upgrade included installing a new playground, walking paths, landscaping, seating and more.
The community celebration will include a rock painting craft activity and provide an opportunity for the local community to see the new park and playground and take advantage of what it has to offer.
Date: Tuesday 6 September
Time: 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Location: Westwood Reserve, Westwood Drive, Bulleen
Light refreshments will be provided.
The upgrade was completed in June 2016 and follows consultation with the community in late 2015 on what they would like to see at this reserve in Bulleen.
Manningham’s Open Space Strategy 2014 recommended this upgrade as part of a variety of improvements to public open space in Bulleen, in response to changing housing types, an ageing population, as well as a new generation of young families moving into the area.
Every Sunday during May, Aquarena are offering free Sunday Sessions classes to push back against boozy weekends and start your week right.
We know that there’s a strong relationship between physical activity and the level of alcohol use, as regular physical activity can significantly help you to decrease alcohol consumption.
Exercising early on a Sunday morning provides a great opportunity to drink less on the days before. Being active on a Sunday morning is also a great way to make the most of your weekend and start your week feeling fresh and active.
Get involved in Pilates and Zumba classes, bring your friends and family along to have fun and feel good. For more information visit the Sunday Sessions website.
This program is presented in partnership with Belgravia Leisure, Access Health and Community and Manningham Council.
We’re excited to be commencing construction on the revitalisation of the Ayr Street South activity centre in June 2021 as part of our Placemaking program.
The upgrade to this small activity centre located in Doncaster was suggested by a local trader who was keen to reinvigorate the shopping strip. Improvements will include enhancing community connections, accessibility and landscaping, while supporting our local businesses.
In April and May, we worked with the community and local traders to finalise the concept plan.
Very positive feedback shows that the Ayr Street South Upgrade Concept Plan has strong support in its current form with further improvements being made based on community feedback.
We look forward to seeing this shopping strip come to life once the upgrade is complete.
View key elements of the proposed upgrade at Your Say Manningham.
Ayr Street South Shops proposed upgrade (May 2021)