In this section, we list the 7 themes of the Boroondara Community Plan and the services that fall under each of these themes. We detail the amount that each service costs, the amount we will make in revenue and the total net cost of that service.
Theme 1 – Community, Services and Facilities
Arts and Culture
Net cost: $3,230,000
Net cost: $3,413,000
Net cost: $2,860,000
Net cost: $1,968,000
Community Planning and Development
Net cost: $4,036,000
Health and Wellbeing
Net cost: $1,800,000
Net cost: $11,506,000
Net cost: $2,598,000
Net cost: $8,547,000
Canterbury Community Precinct
We are restoring and developing the existing buildings in Canterbury Gardens. We expect construction to finish and the new community precinct to be open by early 2023.
This development includes heritage restoration works across the former Maternal and Child Health Centre, Canterbury Public Library and Bowls Club. This will connect to a new purpose-built facility and create a space to support health, wellbeing and early education needs. It will also give service providers a long-term home and help build strong community connections.
To find out more about these services and this highlight project, you can read Theme 1: Community, Services and Facilities in our Boroondara Community Plan.
Theme 2 – Parks and Green Spaces
Net cost: $826,000
Landscape and design
Net cost: $458,000
Net cost: $15,566,000
Tree Strategy Action Plan
We are proposing to implement our Tree Strategy Action Plan. This will fund the planting of 1,000 extra trees in addition to the 1,000 to 1,500 trees we’ve already committed to planting each year since we adopted the action plan in 2017.
To find out more about these services and this highlight project, you can read Theme 2 – Parks and Green Spaces in our Boroondara Community Plan.
Theme 3 – The Environment
Net cost: $1,593,000
Drainage and Asset Management
Net cost: $548,000
Net cost: $1,589,000
Strategic and Statutory Planning
Net cost: $266,000
Waste and Recycling
Net cost: $23,755,000
Climate Action Plan
We will continue to prioritise funding towards the delivery of our Climate Action Plan. In 2022–23, we plan to deliver:
- an Urban Greening Strategy for Boroondara
- a program of advice and support for sustainable living, including a new focus on sustainable residential renovations
- measures to continue reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Council buildings, including buying 100% renewable electricity for Council buildings and public lighting.
To find out more about these services and this highlight project, you can read Theme 3 – The Environment, you can read our Boroondara Community Plan.
Theme 4 – Neighbourhood Character and Heritage
Net cost: –$1,517,000
Net cost: $586,000
Strategic and Statutory Planning
Net cost: $5,490,000
Boroondara Housing Strategy
We are planning to review and update our Boroondara Housing Strategy. This will help us understand:
- the best ways to meet our community’s housing needs over the next 15 years
- how to protect Boroondara’s heritage and character
- issues around diversity, affordability, equity and sustainability.
To find out more about these services and this highlight project, you can read Theme 4 – Neighbourhood Character and Heritage, you can read our Boroondara Community Plan.
Theme 5 – Moving Around
Net cost: –$7,363,000
Road Maintenance and Repair
Net cost: $1,254,000
Traffic and Transport
Net cost: $1,580,000
Shared path and park lighting upgrades
We will explore lighting solutions, including the use of solar and energy efficient LED lighting, for the Gardiners Creek Trail underpass at Toorak Road and along the Anniversary Trail between Whitehorse Road and Canterbury Road.
To find out more about these services and this highlight project, you can read Theme 5: Moving Around in our Boroondara Community Plan.
Theme 6 – Local Economy
Net cost: $1,925,000
Minor shopping centre upgrade and maintenance
Net cost: $331,000
Maling Road Placemaking
In 2020, we shared the community’s vision for the future of Maling Road in Canterbury. We have made significant progress to upgrade the laneway connecting Canterbury Station to the shopping strip. We are also planning to fund smaller arts and culture events and experiences in the shopping strip.
To find out more about these services and this highlight project, you can read Theme 6 – Local Economy, you can read our Boroondara Community Plan.
Theme 7 – Governance and Leadership
Chief Financial Office
Net cost: $3,708,000
Net cost: $381,000
Councillors, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Management and support staff
Net cost: $2,885,000
Customer Support and Corporate Information
Net cost: $7,336,000
Net cost: $1,978,000
Governance and Legal
Net cost: $5,727,000
Net cost: $11,020,000
People, Culture and Development
Net cost: $3,752,000
Net cost: $4,197,000
Strategy and Performance
Net cost: $1,730,000
We are transforming Boroondara to improve customer experiences and service delivery across Council, making it easier for customers to get the information and services they need in a way that’s convenient for them. To help achieve this, we are prioritising funding to better support processes and technology to modernise our core business systems, which will enable a more responsive and efficient service.
To find out more about these services and this highlight project, you can read Theme 7 – Governance and Leadership, you can read our Boroondara Community Plan.