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Councillor Coral Ross

Councillor Coral Ross

Cr Coral Ross

  • [email protected]
  • Phone: 9835 7842
  • Mobile: 0438 005 225
  • Post: Private Bag 1, Camberwell VIC 3124

    Cr Ross has lived in East Hawthorn for the past 26 years. She was a political journalist in the UK before moving to Melbourne.

    For nearly 11 years, she was the Australian correspondent for an English newspaper and worked as a freelance journalist on several Melbourne newspapers. She is married with two sons.

    Cr Ross is on the board of the Australian Local Government Association, president of the Australian Local Government Women's Association, both nationally and in Victoria, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    In 2014, she was named one of the 100 Women of Influence in the Australian Financial Review & Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards.

    "My vision is to maintain and improve the character and amenities which make Boroondara such a wonderful place to live and work. I believe in an open, consultative, inclusive and responsive Council that is open to change. Sustainability needs to be at the fore to ensure a positive environment for today and the future."

    Memberships and associations

    • Kooyong Tennis Club
    • Australian Institute of Company Directors
    • Australian Local Government Association (board member)
    • Australian Local Government Women's Association (president)
    • Planning Institute of Australia

    Council committees

    • Chair - Services Special Committee
    • Waste Management Reference Group
    • Communications Committee
    • Boroondara Customer First Councillor Steering Committee
    • Tuck Stand, Glenferrie Oval Steering Committee
    • Boroondara Family Violence Network
    • Boroondara Community Strengthening Grants Assessment Panel
    • Library Services Advisory Committee
    • Boroondara - Swinburne University of Technology Collaborative Panel

    External management committees

    • The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)

    Hobbies and interests

    Spending time with family, bushwalking, jogging, gym, skiing, reading and camping.

    Gardiner Ward newsletter

    Read the April 2020 edition

    Read the December 2019 edition

    Read the July 2019 edition

    History of Gardiner Ward

    Gardiner Ward is named after John Gardiner, the first European settler in the Boroondara parish. At the end of the 1830s he lived close to the top outlet of Gardiners Creek, stretches of which had other names until the 1850s.

    John Gardiner's cattle roamed freely over a wide area south of the creek, which was first called Gardiner Road district. This area was later named Malvern.

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