Manningham Heritage Advisory Service

Heritage Advisory Service

Manningham City Council

Manningham, Victoria

The City of Manningham in Melbourne’s north-east is one of contrast, with low-density urban areas in the west dissipating into rural properties and hobby farms in the east. It includes the suburbs of Bulleen, Doncaster, Donvale, Park Orchards, Templestowe, Warrandyte and Wonga Park.

The municipality’s history is rich; approximately 200 heritage places are protected under the Heritage Overlay of the Council’s Planning Scheme, and of these, 11 places are included on the Victorian Heritage Register. Of these sites, many date from the mid-late nineteenth century, and include places associated with the early agricultural history of the area and the mining of gold in Warrandyte. Rapid suburban development occurring in the area in the mid-twentieth century means that a number of heritage places within the City are also associated with this period.

Since 2014, Context (now GML Heritage) has been engaged by Manningham City Council to advise on the care and protection of its heritage sites, and we continue to be committed to promoting the value of protecting these places within the local community. The multi-disciplinary nature of our team means that expertise is offered in the management of both built heritage places and landscapes, such as parks and groups of significant trees. Mark Huntersmith has led Manningham’s heritage advisory service since 2019, providing regular in-house advice to the statutory and strategic planning departments. Guided by Council’s heritage policy, his work for Council is diverse and includes working with the Heritage Advisory Committee to administer a local Heritage Grants Program.