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Cr Carli Lange is a resident of Warrandyte and an active community advocate.
Cr Lange is passionate about Manningham’s Green Wedge, protecting local parklands and sporting facilities, including cycling and walking connections. She supports school mentor programs, health and support services for both families and older residents. She is an advocate for emergency management, reducing traffic congestion as well as sustainable and responsible development.
Cr Lange believes in being authentic, proactive and transparent in representing the community’s needs and concerns. She has a background in teaching and has been president of the Warrandyte Community Association (WCA) since 2018.
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We can all participate in the movement to minimise waste.
To celebrate Plastic Free July, we'll be popping up at our local activity centres to chat with visitors about how we can all continue reducing our waste and in particular, single-use plastics.
Come along and say hello!
Come and see this photo exhibition and learn about how Warrandyte Stone has been used in the town's walls, memorials, houses, and buildings.
Don't miss the accompanying Foundation Stone Talk by the master stonemason, James Charlwood.
Foundation Stone Talk with James Charlwood
The talk will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, 15 May in the Federation Room at the Grand Hotel Warrandyte.
If you would like to attend, please contact the Warrandyte Historical Society to reserve your place.
The Warrandyte Historical Society are running this event.
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.
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.
- 10.30am: Parade
Prior to the ANZAC service a march will commence in Yarra Street.
- 10.45am: Service
Warrandyte RSL will hold an ANZAC service at the conclusion of the march noted above. Refreshments and morning tea will be available in the club following the service. Limited reserved seating is available on the club balcony for those unable to stand for the service. Doors open from 10.00am.
Phone 0481 307 696 to reserve seating
The Warrandyte Historical Society invite you to come and learn about the discovery of gold in Warrandyte and how it shaped the township and community.
Warrandyte is justifiably proud of its place in the gold history of Victoria. Gold was first discovered at Anderson's Creek in June 1851. It was the first officially published goldfield, named the 'Victoria Field', in honour of the new Colony. It was also the first place in the Colony to issue gold mining licences.
This exhibit celebrates the 170th anniversary of the first discovery by Louis John Michel and his team. You'll find interesting and colourful banners on display inside and outside the Museum, showcasing
the discovery of gold and how this has shaped the township and community. They share the lure of gold and excitement around the discovery that continues today.
You can visit to see the outside banners placed on the fence-line of the Museum at any time during the Heritage Festival. To access the banners inside the Museum, please see the exhibition times.
This exhibition is open from 18 April to 22 May 2022.
The indoor exhibition inside the Museum, is open on Sundays, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
There is both on-street parking, and off-road car parks available on Yarra Street.
Starting from July we’re doing some important restoration works along the Main Yarra Trail in Warrandyte. The Main Yarra Trail is much loved by our community and an important environmental asset to the area.
Unfortunately, the trail has been hit hard by unprecedented rainfall in the last few years. This has caused significant damage to structure of the trail and the native plants around it. Excess water has also caused some older trees to die prematurely, without younger trees ready to take their place.
After the heavy rainfall we implemented a series of temporary measures to stop further erosion and to keep the trail open. We’re now focusing on the long-term restoration of the trail and the environment around it.
The Manningham Green Wedge Infrastructure Plan has been considered in the design and approach to the restoration, to ensure the works are sustainable and sympathetic to the semi-rural character of the area.
To undertake these works we have engaged the services of an expert contractor. Their expertise will be instrumental in restoring the trail to its full potential, so it can be enjoyed for many years to come.
Where will the restoration works be?
The restoration process will occur in eight sections between Everard Drive and Tills Drive in Warrandyte. The extent of restoration work in each section will vary based on the extent of damage. Please refer to the details provided on the back of this sheet for more information.
When will the works occur?
Works commenced in August 2023, and we expect to complete them by the end of the year. Works will begin on the section of the trail at Everard Drive and finish at Tills Drive. The construction timeline is subject to weather delays.
Will the trail be closed during restoration?
Sections of the trail will need to be temporarily closed during the week but will reopen for the weekend. We’ll have detour signage in place to support you in enjoying the trail as normally as possible during the works.
What will the restoration works include?
For most of the trail, we are simply levelling out the path, adding more gravel, weeding and planting. Some small sections will need more extensive structural work, including:
- Cement stabilisation under some sections of the path (covered by rock to look the same as the remainder of the trail).
- Retaining a small section of the trail adjacent to Police Street, to stop the trail from eroding into the river.
- Due to severe path erosion, a boardwalk will replace the trail under the oak tree east of the Kangaroo Ground – Warrandyte Road Bridge.
Will there be any additional works?
We’re taking the opportunity to make some additional improvements to the trail at the car park near Kangaroo Ground Bridge. We’ll improve the drainage to reduce flooding from stormwater. We’ll also upgrade the path to improve accessibility for wheelchairs, cyclists, and prams. The path design will complement the aesthetic of the surrounding area. Please refer to the summary of works below for details.
Will cement stabilisation impact the environment?
It is important to restore the trail with a more durable surface to avoid the path becoming unpassable due to rutting and erosion caused by concentrated water flow and flooding.
The sections of the trail where we will use cement stabilisation already have a compacted surface, so the ground’s permeability will only be slightly affected. Our experienced engineers and arborists have determined that this minor change will unlikely harm nearby tree roots, as they’ve already adapted to the compacted surface.
What happens if we don’t do this maintenance?
Due to the heavy and constant rainfall last year the trail is at great risk of long-term damage if we do not put significant measures in place to restore it. Every effort has been made to ensure the trail retains the same look and feel once works are complete.
Who can I contact for more information?
Summary of works along the Main Yarra Trail
Please note these works are provisional depending on the condition of each section of the path when investigated further during construction.
Weeding of invasive species and planting of natives to encourage new growth. Path to be refreshed with new toppings and graded to support better drainage.
This section of the trail will be levelled out with rock, weeded and we’ll do some planting to encourage new growth. Stiggant Street Carpark and Police Street Carpark will also get minor drainage upgrades, including new drainage pits.
This section of the trail has experienced severe erosion. We may install a retaining wall at this location to prevent further erosion, ensuring the path can still be used in the future.
This section of the trail will be stabilised with a cement base and covered with rock to visually blend into the rest of the trail. The cement stabilisation will prevent severe erosion at this section of the trail to ensure it is always usable.
The lower path will not be touched, the upper path will be stabilised.
This section of the trail will be levelled out with rock, weeded and we’ll do some planting to encourage new growth. We will also undertake extensive weeding and planting in the Rainwater Garden opposite 177 Yarra Street so the plants in the garden do a more effective job of cleaning incoming storm water, reducing unnecessary pollution of our water ways.
This section of the trail will be stabilised with a cement base and covered with rock to visually blend into the rest of the trail. The cement stabilisation will prevent severe erosion at this section of the trail and reduce water ponding in the area.
We’re doing a range of works at this location including:
- Upgrading the drains in the carpark to reduce storm water flooding in the area
- Removing the gate and adding in bollards for better pedestrian access
- Fixing any damaged structures, including the memorial
- Stabilising the trail with a cement base, covered with rock to visually blend into the rest of the trail.
- Replacing the existing asphalt path will with a new concrete shared path, enhancing accessibility for wheelchairs, cyclists, and pedestrians between the carpark and the Main Yarra Trail. The design of the shared path will be sympathetic to the surrounding environment.
In Section 8, spanning from 284 Yarra Street to Tills Drive, erosion has reached an unacceptable level. To address this issue, a boardwalk will be installed beneath the oak tree, and in certain areas, the width of the trail path will be expanded from 1.5 to 2+ metres. These improvements will enable easier access for users traveling to and from Tills Drive, the stonehouse, and onward to Warrandyte State Park.
To address severe erosion in this section of the trail we’re installing a boardwalk under the Oak Tree and will widen the tail path from 1.5 to 2+ metres in certain sections. This will provide a better trail connection to and from Warrandyte State Park.
UPDATED: 20 February 2023
Thank you to everyone who collected their 2023 Manningham Community Calendar.
We’ve had an amazing response from the community and have distributed all our stock for this year. This means calendars are no longer available at the libraries, Civic Centre or via our online order form.
Keep an eye on our socials, website and Manningham Matters later in the year for information on the 2024 calendar.
UPDATED: 16 February 2023
Community Calendars are now only available at the Manningham Civic Centre. Numbers are limited so get in quick.
PUBLISHED: 1 December 2022
You can now pick up your 2023 Community Calendar from collection points across Manningham:
- Manningham Civic Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster
- Doncaster Library, MC Square, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster
- Bulleen Library, Bulleen Plaza, 79/109 Manningham Road, Bulleen
- The Pines Library, Corner of Reynolds and Blackburn roads, East Doncaster
- Warrandyte Library, 168 Yarra Street, Warrandyte
We are committed to being a financially and environmentally sustainable council. This year we’ll only be mailing community calendars to residents experiencing circumstances preventing them from travelling to one of the above locations.
If you are unable to collect a calendar, please complete the form below.
Register to receive your 2023 Community Calendar by post
We have installed mini recycling stations at some locations around Manningham to make it easier to recycle common household items that you cannot put into your bins.
When these items - like small e-waste, batteries, globes and ink cartridges - reach the end of their life they can be harmful to the environment if they are sent to landfill. Our processor is able to recycle between 93 and 98 per cent of these products.
On this page:
What can be recycled at these stations?
Where are they located?
How are the items recycled?
Select the item to find out how our processor extracts and reuses the materials from these items.
The Batteries are crushed by equipment and different materials will be separated. During the process, the precious metals inside are collected separately, such as: graphite powder, lithium cobalt oxide, metals, plastics, etc.
- Graphite powder can be used to make pencils and batteries
- Lithium cobalt oxide is mostly used for remanufacturing new batteries
- Metals can be used as building materials, producing new electronics, etc.
- Plastic can be used as a raw material to make new home appliances
98 per cent recyclable
Fluoro tubes and globes are crushed by automated equipment, and the lead in the tube is collected. Glass and hardware metal are automatically separated.
- Lead can be made into new batteries
- Glass can be made into new glass craft products
- Metals can be used as a raw material for construction or into other new electronic products
97 per cent recyclable
It will be crushed, and then the heavy metals and plastics like PET inside will be recycled separately.
- Silver is used as a raw material for batteries, IC chips, and other electronic products
- PET plastic can be made into plastic containers, bottles, toys, and other plastic products
93 to 98 per cent recyclable
Manually dismantling process is used to separate the plastics, metals, printed circuit boards, batteries and other materials in e-waste. Different materials are to be further recycled. Plastics will be made into pellets as raw materials, and precious metals in printed circuit boards and batteries will be recovered.
Plastics can be used for building materials, or as raw materials to make new electronic products, toys and other products.
95 to 98 per cent recyclable
The toner inside the cartridge will be collected and remaining plastic casing will be made into plastic pellet as raw material. The small printed circuit board on the cartridge will be recycled with precious metal recovered.
- Toner will be used as a raw material to make a new cartridge
- Plastic pellets can be made into various electronic products and packaging boxes
95 to 98 per cent recyclable
Equipment is used to crush, clean, and separate a small amount of previous metals, the remaining plastic will be made into plastic pellet as raw materials, and paper will be recycled as raw materials as well.
- Precious metals can be used as raw materials to make other electronic products, such as IC chips, etc.
- Plastic pellets can be made into plastic containers, toys, packaging materials, etc.
- Paper can be made into packaging cartons, books, etc.
95 to 97 per cent recyclable
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.
The upgrade of the much loved Domeney Reserve’s Pavilion in Park Orchards is now complete. You'll find an extended multi-purpose space and refurbished and extended change rooms and amenities. We've also upgraded the kitchen and kiosk facilities to meet increased demand. A new umpire room has been added and includes accessible external public toilets and amenities. There's also brand new decking, a canopy shelter and a disabled-access ramp leading to the sports field. The new pavilion is now open and provides a high quality and flexible multi-use recreational facility.
Our sporting community threw their support behind this much needed upgrade of the sporting pavilion, helping fund the renovation of the clubrooms via the State Government’s Pick My Project. Pick My Project asked people to submit ideas for project funding, with the community then voting on their favourite ideas. Domeney Reserve Pavilion received 274 votes
Manningham Council is inviting community groups and organisations to submit an expression of interest for part of the Warrandyte Community Centre (former Information Warrandyte) at 168-178 Yarra St, Warrandyte.
Potential uses could include:
- Community group activities
- Clubs or community group meetings
- Other community based activities.
Facility for lease
The facility is located at Warrandyte Community Centre, 168-178 Yarra St, Warrandyte.
The leasable facility comprises of:
- A large office/meeting room (27 m²)
- A small storage room(7 m²)
- Licensed access areas including the kitchen and bathrooms (shared with other tenants of Community Centre).
Terms of lease
All use arrangements will be subject to the terms and conditions of a signed facility user lease agreement.
Limitations to use of the facilities
Manningham Council will not accept any events which involve gambling, consumption of alcohol or loud music.
Fees and charges
A range of fees and charges are applied to the use of the facility. The fees and charges vary based on the type of user.
In order to qualify for the Concession Rate, your organisation or group need to be registered as a not-for-profit or incorporated organisation or charity. This is verified via your organisation’s ABN or a certificate of incorporation.
No concessions apply for local residents, students or concession-card holders.
Commercial hire rates will apply to all other organisations or activities.
The current subsidised rate for community (not-for-profit organisations) is $296.05 per annum, GST exclusive (conditional on permitted use under the lease). Please note as the centre is not separately metered for utilities, the new tenant will be responsible for an apportionment of utility costs according to areas (m2) of occupancy.
These rates are highly subsidised by Manningham Council in recognition of the community benefit provided by not-for-profit services who operate from these facilities. The rental rates are determined by Manningham Council and are subject to change at the expiration of the leased or licenced term.
If the use is for commercial use, then the rate would be assessed by Council’s Manager of Property Services.
The hirer is to sign the facility user lease agreement.
Length of tenure
In accordance with the standard lease and licence documents.
Viewing the facility
The facility will be available for viewing by interested persons/groups at the following times to assist you in the preparation of your application.
Warrandyte Community Centre, 168-178 Yarra St, Warrandyte.
- Thursday 22 April, 10.00am –11.00am
- Friday 23 April, 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Submissions can be made online using the Expression of Interest online form (NOW CLOSED). Alternatively, you can download the
, and post the completed form to:
Community Facilities Project Officer
PO BOX 1, Doncaster, VIC 3108.
Please note, all applications must be received by 5.00pm, Friday 14 May.
For more information, including floorplans, please download the
The upgraded park and land along the Yarra River in Warrandyte, locally known as Lions Park, will be given an official Woi-wurrung name to reflect the language, culture and heritage of the local Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people.
Following earlier consultation with key stakeholders, last week Manningham Council met with the Warrandyte Lions Club and Masterplan Community Reference Group, who showed support to adopt a Woi-wurrung name for the park.
Manningham Mayor Cr Andrew Conlon said Council’s commitment to reconciliation is underpinned by respect for the rich and complex nature of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung culture and heritage and thanked the Warrandyte Lions Club for taking up this important opportunity in reconciliation.
“While Council has committed to creating equity, equality and building relationships, and is close to finalising our Reconciliation Action Plan, reconciliation requires a commitment from the whole community,” he said.
“The Lions Club have shown their willingness to be a community leader by supporting this name change.”
In the coming weeks the precinct will be given a Woi-wurrung name approved by the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, honouring the original owners of the land.
“We would like to thank past and present members of the Warrandyte Lions Club of the last 40-plus years for maintaining the park and the tennis courts, as well as contributing $45,000 towards the latest exercise equipment,” Cr Conlon said.
Warrandyte Lions Club President David Englefield said it was an honour to look after the park and provide a much loved gathering space for the community over the last four decades.
“The Lions Club has always been looking to make a difference and improve the lives of the Warrandyte people and others in our community,” he said.
“Reconciliation is important and this is an incredible opportunity for us to work with Council and with due consultation, provide leadership in honouring First Nations communities.”
Works on the playspace upgrade are anticipated to begin early next year and completed by mid-2022.
The completed upgrade of the park will feature significant signage taking visitors on a journey through its history and the involvement of the Warrandyte Lions Club.
Manningham will continue to work with the Warrandyte Lions Club on recognising their contributions on a plaque and interpretive signage.
Manningham will continue to work with the Warrandyte Lions Club, Warrandyte Historical Society and the Warrandyte Community Association on the maintenance of the park to ensure it honours its past and present custodians.
For more information, visit our Your Say Manningham page.
Manningham Council is seeking applications from not for profit community groups based in Manningham to operate the Warrandyte Community Market from April 2016.
The Warrandyte Community Market is held in the Warrandyte River Reserve on the first Saturday of each month (excluding January) with a second market held in on the third Saturday in December each year.
The decision to seek a new operator for the market has been made to resolve management issues at the market and follows extensive liaison between Council and the existing Warrandyte Community Market Committee over the past two years.
In the interim, a working group has been set up to operate the market until a successful market operator has been selected. This interim group, comprising representatives from the Warrandyte Lions Club, Warrandyte Donvale Rotary Club, North Warrandyte CFA, Community Church and the Warrandyte Community Association, will operate the February and March 2016 markets.
Prospective market operators must demonstrate that they have the capacity, capability and skills to manage the community market, including effective governance through a properly constituted committee.
The successful operator will enter into a licence agreement with Council for a term of three years, and will commence operation from the April 2016 market (Saturday 2 April).
Applications are required by at 11.00 am on Wednesday 17 February 2016 and must be received by this time.
For more information, visit www.tendersearch.com.au/manningham
Photo: Bridge over the Yarra in Warrandyte, c 1920.
Credit: State Library of Victoria
From the earliest days of the Wurundjeri people, through to our gold mining and orcharding past, Manningham has a fascinating and diverse heritage.
Each year, Manningham celebrates this heritage during the Australian Heritage Festival.