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Advisory committees

We have a number of internal and external advisory committees to support our Councillors in their decision making.

In addition to our Councillors and our staff, external committee membership includes representatives from relevant stakeholder or interest groups and where appropriate, representatives from the community. The purpose and membership structure of each advisory committee is set out in its terms of reference.

These committees are not decision-making bodies and do not carry executive authority, which remains with our Councillors and delegated officers.

Internal advisory committees

CommitteePurposeCouncillor members
Waste Management Reference Group (WMRG)To provide insights and feedback across a broad range of waste related matters to help inform and enhance the delivery of waste related services to the community.

Cr Gillies

Cr Biggar

Cr Sinfield

Cr Gault

Kew Recreation Centre Steering CommitteeTo act as a sounding board for the project team during the redevelopment (planning, design, implementation and commissioning) of the Kew Recreation Centre.

Cr Parke

Cr Stavrou 

Cr Sinfield

Cr Gault

Canterbury Community Precinct Steering Committee

To provide advice and feedback on the coordination of various projects in Canterbury and the implementation of the Maling Road Place Plan.

The Steering Committee also assist to identify emerging issues and opportunities associated with these projects.

Cr Watson

Cr Addis

Cr Hollingsworth

Civic Awards Assessment PanelTo assess nominations for the Boroondara Citizen of the Year, Boroondara Young Citizen of the Year, Boroondara Volunteer of the Year, and Boroondara Volunteer Program Innovation Award.

Cr Hollingsworth

Cr Biggar

Cr Sinfield

Cr Parke

Transforming Boroondara Steering Committee

To monitor the progress of the Transforming Boroondara program against the delivery of the Program milestones and budget.

To act as a sounding board for the Team responsible for the implementation and provide feedback throughout the course of the Program.

Cr Parke

Cr Gillies

Cr Stavrou

Cr Addis

Cr Hollingsworth

Glenferrie Precinct Development Plan Advisory CommitteeThe Glenferrie Precinct Development Plan Advisory Committee (GPDPAC) provides advice and feedback on the form, prioritisation and coordination of various projects in the Glenferrie Road Precinct area of Hawthorn and the implementation of Council’s plans for the precinct, including the Glenferrie Place Plan.  The Committee will also assist to identify emerging issues and opportunities associated with these projects.

Cr Thompson

Cr Biggar

Cr Sinfield

Cr Stavrou

Cr Gault

Climate Action Plan Advisory CommitteeTo provide advice and support for the delivery of the Boroondara Climate Action Plan.

Cr Addis

Cr Franco

Cr Biggar

Cr Gault  

Cr Stavrou

Cycling Advisory CommitteeTo discuss and seek feedback on current and future proposals regarding bicycle projects and initiatives.

Cr Biggar

Cr Franco

Heritage Advisory CommitteeTo provide advice to Council on heritage matters including Boroondara’s natural, built and cultural heritage.

Cr Gillies

Cr Hollingsworth

Cr Sinfield

Cr Gault

Gardiners Creek Masterplan Advisory CommitteeTo provide advice and support to the development and implementation of collaborative opportunities about the Gardiners Creek Corridor.

Cr Thompson

Cr Biggar

Cr Franco

Boroondara Reconciliation Advisory Committee

To oversee the development and implementation of the Boroondara Reconciliation Strategy (BRS).

To provide feedback and advice to assist Council officers in relation to the development and implementation of the BRS after considering data, research and community inputs, firstly from the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation and then advice from external Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and individuals and local community agencies.

Cr Gillies

Cr Thompson

Cr Biggar 

Cr Stavrou

Cr Franco

Camberwell Junction Precinct Advisory Committee (CJPAC)

To provide advice and feedback on the form, prioritisation and coordination of various projects in the Camberwell Junction area and the implementation of Council’s plans for the precinct, including the Camberwell Junction Place Vision and Plan.

The Committee will also assist to identify emerging issues and opportunities associated with these projects.

Cr Gillies

Cr Thompson

Cr Watson 

Cr Stavrou

Cr Franco

Kew Library Redevelopment Steering CommitteeTo act as a sounding board for the project team and provide feedback during the redevelopment (planning, design, implementation, and commissioning) of Kew Library. 

Cr Stavrou

Cr Gault 

Cr Sinfield

Cr Thompson

External advisory committees (including community members)

CommitteePurposeMembers
Community Disability Advisory CommitteeTo advise Council on strategies for identifying and addressing disability access and inclusion issues within the City of Boroondara.

Council member: Cr Gillies

Organisations and community members:

  • Belmore School representative – Amanda White
  • Learning For Life Autism Centre representative – Emma Miller
  • Multicaps representative – Peta Fensham-Cobb
  • Swinburne University of Technology representative – Jesus Campo Uribe
  • YMCA representative – Phoebe Di Tommaso
  • Community representative –Elizabeth Parkinson
  • Community representative – Jack Hall
  • Community representative – Jax Brown
  • Community representative – Jeremy Long
  • Community representative – Rodney Harris
  • Community representative – Sarah Hookey
Boroondara Eisteddfod Advisory CommitteeTo provide feedback in determining the direction, planning and operation of the Boroondara Eisteddfod.

Council members:

  • Cr Watson
  • Cr Addis

Community representatives:

  • David Hobson
  • Douglas Heywood OAM
  • Jenny Meachem
  • Melanie Hillman
  • Nadine Gilmore
Boroondara Community Safety Advisory CommitteeTo foster a partnership approach to enhance safer communities by responding, and providing feedback and information on community safety issues of concern to the community.

Council members:

  • Cr Hollingsworth
  • Cr Sinfield

Community members:

  • Access Health and Community representative – Angela Ryan
  • Boroondara Neighbourhood Watch representative  – Suzanne Dunlop
  • Metro Trains representative – Jacques Kisnorbo 
  • Metro Trains representative – Joseph Lerm
  • State Government Department of Justice and Community Safety representative  – Tom Bell
  • Swinburne University representative – Desma Smith
  • Swinburne University representative – Rameeza Barnes
  • Swinburne University representative – Jack Wallace
  • Inspector Craig Pearson
Boroondara Public Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee

To provide feedback on current and emerging health and wellbeing issues and trends for all life stages.

To provide advice on external stakeholder health and wellbeing projects, and opportunities for advocacy.

Council members:

  • Cr Gillies
  • Cr Addis

Community members:

  • Access Health and Community representative – David Towl
  • Department of Health and Human Services representative – Catriona Ross
  • Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network representative – Naveen Yadav
  • Inner East Primary Care Partnership representative – Bonnie Coogan
  • BASScare representative – Janet Crago
  • Women’s Health East representative – Vanessa Czeriawski
  • YMCA representative – Sarah Harrington
  • Swinburne University representative – Lucy McNichol
  • Eastern Health representative – Gina Etienne
  • North Balwyn Men's Shed – William Liew
Marketplace Development Fund (MDF)To advise and make recommendations to Council on the allocation of funds (raised by Rotary) to promote Camberwell on Sundays and associated infrastructure.

Council member: Cr Gillies

Community members:

  • Balwyn Rotary Club representative – Ken McQualter
  • Camberwell Centre Association representative  – Kerry Daly
Boroondara Community Strengthening Grants Assessment PanelTo review officer assessments of applications received through the Annual Community Strengthening Grants and Boroondara Triennial Operational Grants categories and to provide feedback on officer recommendations.

Council members:

  • Cr Parke
  • Cr Sinfield
  • Cr Hollingsworth

Community members:

  • Rotary Club of Balwyn representative – Ed Rayment
  • Rotary Club of Balwyn representative – Brian McGuinness
Boroondara Arts Advisory CommitteeTo provide strategic advice to support the promotion and delivery of arts and cultural programs in Boroondara.

Council members:

  • Cr Hollingsworth
  • Cr Addis
  • Cr Watson
  • Cr Thompson
  • Cr Stavrou

Community members:

  • Tony Lloyd
  • Glenn Loughrey
  • Michelle Neal
  • Kate Mizrahi
  • Carolyn Barnes

External management committees and boards

Committee or boardPurposeCouncil member
The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)To represent and advocate the interests of local government, lobby for a 'fairer deal' for councils, raise the sector's profile, ensure its long-term security and provide policy advice, strategic advice, capacity building programs and insurance services to local government.Cr Franco
Metropolitan Waste Management Group ForumForum established to provide input into the Metropolitan Waste Management Group.Cr Gault
Metropolitan Transport ForumThe Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF) works towards effective, efficient and equitable transport in metropolitan Melbourne by providing a forum for debate, research and policy development, and sharing and disseminating information to improve transport choices.Cr Franco
Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse ActionThe Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA) is a formal collaboration of eight Councils in Melbourne’s east, working together on regional programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and facilitate regional adaptation.Cr Gault

Partnership groups

Partnership groupPurpose of the external groupCouncil member
Boroondara Family Violence NetworkTo provide a forum for planning and development of community awareness strategies addressing family violence in Boroondara.Cr Gillies
Electrify Boroondara To drive community action to reduce emissions by encouraging electrification.  This will support Council achieve the aspirational community targets for emission reductions set in the Climate Action Plan.

Cr Hollingsworth

Cr Biggar

Cr Gault

Cr Franco 

Other committees

CommitteePurpose
Audit and Risk Committee

Oversees and monitors Council's effectiveness in carrying out its responsibilities for:

  • accountable financial management
  • good corporate governance
  • maintaining a system of internal controls
  • risk management
  • fostering an ethical environment.

Learn more about this committee on our Audit and Risk Committee page.

CEO Employment and Remuneration Committee

Chief Executive Officer performance review and management liaison.

Council has delegated certain powers to the Management Performance review Committee by an instrument of delegation.

You can read the Instrument of delegation for the CEO Employment and Remuneration Committee PDF in the downloads section on this page for more information.

Instrument of Delegation to CEO Employment and Remuneration Committee


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