Manningham is located in Melbourne’s north-eastern suburbs, commencing with its western boundary in Bulleen, 10 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD and extending to Wonga Park at its eastern extremity, 32 kilometres from the CBD. Divided into 12 suburbs, it is bordered by the Yarra River and the Cities of Whitehorse, Boroondara, Banyule and Maroondah. Manningham was once a flourishing orchard district. Now one of Melbourne’s most sought-after residential corridors, it is fortunate to have one of the largest networks of open space with more than 300 parks and reserves across the municipality. It also boasts a mix of shopping and dining precincts including Westfield Doncaster which has brought a host of local and international retail outlets to Melbourne’s East. Manningham’s vibrant neighbourhoods include attractions such as local galleries, nurseries and community centres as well as over 30 primary and secondary schools. It has a diverse and multicultural community, which brings a wealth of languages, music, food and cultural traditions to the area. It is the only area in metropolitan Melbourne without train or tram lines, however numerous bus routes operate throughout the area and the Eastern Freeway is easily accessible allowing for a quick commute to the CBD and the Mornington Peninsula.