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.
There are more than 30 local shopping centres in the City of Manningham as well as nine larger neighbourhood centres and the two major centres of Stockland The Pines and the new enlarged and updated Westfield Doncaster formally known as Doncaster Shoppingtown.
Manningham is a great place to live – with an exciting blend of both city and country, from pristine bushlands, parks and waterways, to thriving activity centres, restaurants, and cafes in both major shopping precincts and smaller neighbourhood villages.
Aside from Council activities, the city itself boasts a range of services and facilities – from commercial centres, shopping, entertainment and dining precincts, to schools, education and lifelong learning programs, medical and healthcare providers, and a range of recreational opportunities - to cater for all ages and needs.
Manningham comprises a range of housing stock, from modern inner city town house developments, to suburban brick housing with larger blocks and countryside rural allotments and farms.
Manningham has one of the largest networks of open space in metropolitan Melbourne covering approximately 17% of the municipality. More than 300 parks are located in Manningham, including regional recreation parks, sporting reserves, natural areas and neighbourhood parks. Manningham has an extensive network of bicycle paths, including 45 kilometres of off-road bike paths.(source: www.manningham.vic.gov.au)