Community


Area Information


Manningham is located 12 km from Melbourne at the gateway to the Yarra Valley, bringing a unique combination of both cosmopolitan city and country lifestyles together over a total land area of 114 square kilometres. It includes the suburbs of Bulleen, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Nunawading (part), Park Orchards, Ringwood North (part), Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Warrandyte, Warrandyte South and Wonga Park. Manningham has an estimated population of 115,847 and is made up of a diverse community, with 34% of its residents born overseas from places including China, Italy and Greece, which brings a wealth of languages, music, food and cultural traditions to the area. Manningham includes a vibrant centre – Doncaster Hill and a host of smaller village neighbourhoods and activity centres along with a mix of country towns and natural environments – from bushlands with significant native flora and fauna, to the meandering Yarra River, orchards, vineyards and farms....

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Leisure and Recreation


Experience Manningham's calendar of events is filled with festivals and events that acknowledge the diversity of our community. The Manningham Gallery is a major focus for the visual arts, live music and exhibitions of community interest including paintings, textiles, photographs and sculpture. Explore With one of the highest percentages of open space of any municipality in the metropolitan area, Manningham's natural environment and abundance of open space are its key assets, with over 300 parks plus walking tracks, bike trails, horse riding tracks and canoeing opportunities along the Yarra, for those who like to explore nature. Get Active Council’s high quality pools, gyms and recreation facilities provide residents with the option to train, play sports, and stay fit. Get a Taste of Manningham Manningham’s activity centres provide a range of shopping and dining experiences – from major shopping centres (Westfield and The Pines) to smaller village strip shopping, Al Fresc...

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Arts and Festivals


Manningham offers an abundance of art and craft activities including markets, galleries, museums, historical sites and festivals. The Manningham Gallery is a major focus for the visual arts, live music and exhibitions of community interest including paintings, textiles, photographs and sculpture. The Museum of Modern Art at Heide is one of the most significant in Australia. Tucked into the wonderful natural setting of Heide Park, the Museum offers a rare combination of art and nature. Manningham's calendar of events bursts with celebrations and festivals. The Manningham Multicultural Festival usually held on a Saturday in November at Ruffey Lake Park, George Street, Doncaster, Mel Ref. 33 F10. This is a free community event celebrating the cultural diversity of Manningham. The annual Templestowe Village Festival provides fun for the whole family. This event is held annually in April each year. The Mullum Mullum Festival is usually held over a weekend in September. Th...

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