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Cr Michelle Kleinert OAM is a long-term resident of Manningham and has been a councillor of Manningham since 2012, serving as Mayor in 2016-17 and again in 2021-22.
Passionate about Manningham’s open space and our vibrant and connected community, Cr Kleinert OAM believes in supporting local business in addition to community clubs and our youth.
In her first term as Mayor, Cr Kleinert OAM led the charge to establish a youth mental health outreach service for Manningham with headspace Hawthorn. She is currently the multicultural ambassador for Mental Health Foundation Australia and holds a mental health first aid certificate.
Cr Kleinert OAM has a long standing relationship with Bully Zero and is currently involved in a project to air on TV in late 2022.
With a focus on bringing the community together with a positive message all can relate to, Cr Kleinert OAM is committed to shine a light on the ‘be kind’ message as we reconnect with one another post the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cr Kleinert OAM also dedicates a significant amount of time supporting women in Local Government through her involvement with the Australian Local Government Women’s Association, Victorian branch (ALGWA Vic), where she has served as both president and is currently the Executive Officer.
She is a former vice president of the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA).
Committees and working groups
One of Australia’s most important national occasions, ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day in which we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars and operational service past and present. Come along and mark the day at one of the RSL services in Manningham.
- 8.15 am: Parade
Prior to the ANZAC service a march will commence at the Templestowe Hotel car park.
- 8.30 am: Service
Templestowe RSL will hold an ANZAC service followed by a Gunfire Breakfast at the clubhouse at the conclusion of the service.
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.
Join us as we officially open Pettys Reserve following major upgrade works!
Enjoy loads of FREE family fun including:
watch a NPL2 game - Manningham United Blues FC vs Werribee City FC
see a children’s all abilities session in action, hosted by Macedon Blues United FC.
plus soccer personalities and more!
Upgrade works at Pettys Reserve have included construction of:
purpose built, full size floodlit synthetic soccer pitches
a pavilion, including spectator area
an asphalt car park
Come along and check them out!
This project has been delivered by Manningham Council in partnership with the Victorian Government.