Council snapshot

Our vision represents our commitment to the community outlined in the Boroondara Community Plan 2021-31. You can find out more on our Boroondara Community Plan page.

Our purpose and values describe how we will work together to achieve our goals for the community.


A sustainable and inclusive community.


We work together to deliver the community priorities and place our customers at the centre of everything we do.


We will create a collaborative and customer-centric culture which connects our people to our purpose, inspires them to be their best, and provides a great place to work. You can see our 6 organisational values on Our values page.

Our role as a council

The City of Boroondara is established through and governed by the Local Government Act 2020. We are committed to our community’s vision to create ‘a sustainable and inclusive community’ in Boroondara. 

To deliver on our community’s vision, our roles are as follows.


We are working directly with the community to ensure community needs are anticipated and met, now and into the future.


We are delivering services, programs and facilities at the local level.


We are working collaboratively with residents, community groups, the State and Federal Governments and other stakeholders to facilitate desired outcomes and build community capacity.


We are considering the diverse needs of our community. We are also representing community interests to influence industry, peak bodies and associations, and State and Federal government decision making.

City profile

Boroondara has an estimated residential population of 176,632 people (as at 30 June 2021). Our residents were born in more than 145 countries and speak more than 120 languages. Within Boroondara we have one of the highest concentrations of schools of all Victorian local government areas.

You can find out more about the demographics of the City of Boroondara in the City of Boroondara Community Profile on the id Community website.

We have 53 shopping centres and strips, with the main shopping strips located at Camberwell Junction, Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn and Kew Junctions. A quarter of our residents earned $2,000 or more per week in 2021, and 19% of our residents volunteer.

Graph showing age groups of Boroondara residents as a percentage, compared to age groups of Melbourne residents as a percentage as at 30 June 2021. In Boroondara, 12% of residents were 0 to 11 years old compared to 15% for Melbourne. In Boroondara 8% of residents were 12 to 17 years old compared to 7% for Melbourne. In Boroondara, 10% of residents were 18 to 24 years old compared to 9% for Melbourne. In Boroondara, 13% of residents were 25 to 34 years old compared to 16% for Melbourne. In Boroondara, 19% of

Council wards and councillors

The City of Boroondara's 11 Council wards in FY2021-22 are represented by individual councillors, each elected by members of the community for a 4-year term of office. Our wards and the FY2021-22 councillors representing them are:

  • the Maling Ward represented by Mayor and Cr Jane Addis
  • the Glenferrie Ward represented by Cr Wes Gault
  • the Solway Ward represented by Cr Garry Thompson
  • the Bellevue Ward represented by Cr Jim Parke
  • the Cotham Ward represented by Cr Felicity Sinfield
  • the Gardiner Ward represented by Cr Victor Franco
  • the Junction Ward represented by Cr Di Gillies
  • the Lynden Ward represented by Cr Lisa Hollingsworth
  • the Maranoa Ward represented by Cr Cynthia Watson
  • the Riversdale Ward represented by Cr Susan Biggar
  • the Studley Ward represented by Cr Nick Stavrou.

You can find out more about our current councillors and wards on our Mayor and councillors page.

Our organisational structure

Our Executive Leadership Team that leads the organisation includes our CEO, 4 directors and 3 senior leaders. The FY2021-22 Executive Leadership Team members are:

  • Chief Executive Officer, Phillip Storer
  • Director Community Support, Carolyn McClean
  • Director Places and Spaces, Daniel Freer
  • Director Urban Living, Scott Walker
  • Director Customer and Transformation, Mans Bassi
  • Executive Manager People, Culture and Development, Mary-Anne Palatsides
  • Chief Financial Officer, Amy Montalti
  • Manager Governance and Legal, Bryan Wee.

More information about our current Executive Leadership Team is available on our CEO and executive team page.