The City of Manningham is a Local government in Australia, local government area in Victoria, Australia in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne and is divided into 12 suburbs, with the largest being Doncaster, Victoria, Doncaster and Doncaster East, Victoria, Doncaster East. It comprises an area of 113 square kilometres and had a population of 125,508 in June 2018. The district spans a roughly east–west direction along the southern banks of the Yarra River and across the undulating valleys of the Koonung Creek, Koonung, Ruffey Creek, Ruffey and Mullum Mullum Creeks, alternating from typical low density suburban housing in the west to remnant bushland, within a Green belt, green wedge, in the east. As such, the district encompasses the transition between the built and natural environments in Melbourne's east and promotes itself as a "balance of city and country". Formerly the City of Doncaster & Templestowe, the district is situated in the Wurundjeri nation's territory. Most of the first European settlers to the area were orchardists, arriving through the 1850s. Gold was first discovered in Victoria around the same time at Andersons Creek, in Warrandyte, Victoria, Warrandyte, however, the district saw varied growth as periods of low density suburban development occurred sporadically throughout the mid-late 20th century.


The Manningham municipality was created on 15 December 1994, as part of a general restructure of Melbourne's Local government in Australia, local government boundaries. The new municipality contains the former City of Doncaster & Templestowe, but with part of Ringwood North, Victoria, Ringwood North ceded to the new City of Maroondah and Wonga Park, Victoria, Wonga Park, annexed from the former Shire of Lillydale. The name Bulleen, Victoria, Bulleen, a nearby suburb, was proposed for the new municipality, as it was the name of the shire predating the City of Doncaster and Templestowe. However, modern residents believed the name was too localised, so the name of one of the major roads was adopted. The origin of Manningham Road comes from the region of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Residents' requests for the City to be named after Indigenous Australian names local to the area such as ''Mullum Mullum'' or ''Koonung'' were rejected.


The main watercourses that border or flow through the City of Manningham include; * Yarra River * Mullum Mullum Creek * Koonung Creek * Ruffey Creek *Anderson's Creek *Hopping Creek *Jumping Creek *Skipping Creek


Federal electorate

The Division of Menzies, Federal electorate of Menzies covers much of the City of Manningham. It has been held by the Federal Liberal Party of Australia, Liberal Party since 1984.

State electorates

The City of Manningham encompasses the two Victorian state electorates of Electoral district of Bulleen, Bulleen and Electoral district of Warrandyte, Warrandyte, both of which been held predominantly by the Liberal Party.

Wards and councillors

Manningham was divided into four wards electing two councillors each until 2008. From 2008 to 2020, Manningham has been divided into three wards, with three councillors elected for each ward. Following reforms to the Local Government Act in 2020, Manningham is divided into 9 wards, each electing one Councillor. Councillors are elected by the community for a four-year term following an election. The council, as of November 2020, is:

Past councillors

1. Katerina Karanikolopoulos CB denotes councillors elected via countback. 2. Jessica Villarreal 3. Jim Grivokostopoulos 4. Mike Zafiropoulos


* Bulleen, Victoria, Bulleen * Doncaster, Victoria, Doncaster * Doncaster East, Victoria, Doncaster East * Donvale, Victoria, Donvale * Nunawading, Victoria, Nunawading (shared with the City of Whitehorse) * Park Orchards, Victoria, Park Orchards (shared with the City of Maroondah) * Ringwood North, Victoria, Ringwood North (shared with the City of Maroondah) * Templestowe, Victoria, Templestowe * Templestowe Lower, Victoria, Templestowe Lower * Warrandyte, Victoria, Warrandyte * Warrandyte South, Victoria, Warrandyte South * Wonga Park, Victoria, Wonga Park (shared with the City of Maroondah and Yarra Ranges Shire)


Covering 70 per cent of the municipality and ranging from large natural areas to intimate pocket parks, these open spaces provide a variety of unstructured play opportunities for children and families. Some of the major parks include; *Warrandyte State Park – Warrandyte and Wonga Park, Victoria, Wonga Park *Westerfolds Park – Templestowe, Victoria, Templestowe *Candlebark Park – Templestowe, Victoria, Templestowe *Tikalara Park – Templestowe, Victoria, Templestowe *Ruffey Lake Park – Doncaster, Victoria, Doncaster and Templestowe, Victoria, Templestowe *Currawong Bush Park – Warrandyte *Birrarung Park – Templestowe Lower, Victoria, Templestowe Lower and Bulleen, Victoria, Bulleen *Buck Reserve – Donvale, Victoria, Donvale *The 100 Acres – Park Orchards, Victoria, Park Orchards *Mullum Mullum Creek Linear Park – Doncaster East, Victoria, Doncaster East & Donvale, Victoria, Donvale


Primary Schools – Public (14)
Andersons Creek Primary School
Warrandyte * Warrandyte Primary School, Warrandyte * Templestowe Heights Primary School, Templestowe Lower * Templestowe Park Primary School, Templestowe * Templestowe Valley Primary School, Templestowe * Tang Tang Heights Secondary School, Templestowe
Serpell Primary School
Templestowe * Birralee Primary School, Doncaster * Doncaster Primary School, Doncaster * Doncaster Gardens Primary School, Doncaster * Milgate Primary School, Doncaster East * Donburn Primary School, Doncaster East * Beverley Hills Primary School, Doncaster East * Donvale Primary School, Donvale * Park Orchards Primary School, Park Orchards Primary Schools – Private (9)
St Clement of Rome Catholic Primary School, Bulleen

St Gregory the Great Catholic Primary School, Doncaster

Ss Peter & Paul's Catholic Primary School, Doncaster East
* Carey Baptist Grammar School, Donvale
Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Primary School, Donvale

St Anne's Catholic Primary School, Park Orchards

St Charles Borromeo Catholic Primary School, Templestowe

St Kevin's Catholic Primary School, Templestowe
Secondary Colleges – Public (4) * Doncaster Secondary College, Doncaster * East Doncaster Secondary College, Doncaster East * Templestowe College, Templestowe Lower * Warrandyte High School, Warrandyte Secondary Colleges – Private (2) * Marcellin College, Bulleen, Marcellin College, Bulleen * Whitefriars College Other (2) * Bulleen Heights School, Bulleen * Donvale Christian College Libraries (4) All libraries in the Manningham area are operated by the Whitehorse Manningham Libraries, Whitehorse Manningham Regional Library Corporation. Manningham Libraries include: * Doncaster Library – MC Square, 687 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster, VIC 3108 * The Pines Library – The Pines Shopping Centre, Cnr Blackburn and Reynolds Road, Doncaster East, VIC 3109 * Warrandyte Library – 168 Yarra St, Warrandyte VIC 3113 * Bulleen Library – Bulleen Plaza, 79–109 Manningham Road, Bulleen, VIC 3105


Manningham is the only area in metropolitan Melbourne without a List of Melbourne railway stations, train line or List of Melbourne tram routes, tram route and therefore the area is heavily reliant on private cars. A Doncaster railway line had been planned for many decades; however the land was sold off in the 1980s. Residents have long campaigned for extension of the Melbourne tram route 48, route 48 tram along Doncaster Road to Doncaster, Doncaster East or Donvale, although this is heavily supported by Local Governments, the issue has been consistently avoided by State Government. There are increased Transport in Melbourne, bus services to cope with the demand for public transport, including four radial SmartBus routes, and two exclusive Manningham Mover circular routes. Most routes are operated by Transdev Melbourne, which has a depot in Doncaster East, near the intersection of Blackburn Rd and Doncaster Rd

Major roadways

* Andersons Creek Road (State Route 13) * Blackburn Road (State Route 13) * Bulleen Road (State Route 52) * Croydon Road (State Route 7) * Doncaster Road (State Route 36 / State Route 40) * Eastern Freeway, Melbourne, Eastern Freeway (M3) * Elgar Road * High Street * Fitzsimons Lane (State Route 47) * Foote Street (State Route 42 / State Route 52) * King Street * Jumping Creek Road (State Route 42) * Manningham Road (State Route 40) * Mitcham Road (State Route 36 / State Route 40) * Northern Route: ** Reynolds Road (State Route 52) ** Tindals Road ** Falconer Road ** Stintons Road * Park Road * Springvale Road (State Route 40 / State Route 52) * Templestowe Road (State Route 52) * Thompsons Road (State Route 42) * Tram Road (State Route 47) * Warrandyte Road: ** Heidelberg-Warrandyte Road (State Route 13) ** Warrandyte-Ringwood Road (State Route 9 / State Route 42) * Wetherby Road (State Route 23) * Williamsons Road (State Route 47)

Notable residents

* Bud Tingwell, Charles "Bud" Tingwell (died 2009) * Karl von Möller – Australian Cinematographer, Director * Alisa Camplin – Aerial skier, Olympic gold medallist * Michele Timms – Basketballer, Olympic silver medallist * Stephen Mayne – Journalist, Councillor for Heide Ward from 2008 to 2011 * Jade Rawlings – Former Australian Football League, AFL player * Mark "Jacko" Jackson – AFL Footballer and Actor * Greg Evans (television host), Greg Evans – Australian television presenter * Kim Brennan, Kim Crow, Olympic rower * Scott Martin (athlete), Scott Martin, an Australian shot putter, who is best known for appearing on Commonwealth Bank TV advertisements, which aired during the 2006 Commonwealth Games. * Mark Wilson (dancer), Mark Wilson – Ran a dance studio on Thompsons Road in Templestowe until it was burnt down in 2008. * Professor Roy Robbins-Browne AO (Immunologist), Roy Robbins-Browne – Professor Roy Robins-Browne was appointed an Officer of the Order (AO) “For distinguished service to education and research in the field of microbiology and immunology and to professional groups” on 26 January, as announced in the Australia Day 2020 Honours ListProfessor Roy Robins-Browne receives Order of Australia

See also

* List of Melbourne suburbs


External links

Official websitePublic Transport Victoria local public transport mapLink to Land Victoria interactive maps
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