Cr Di Gillies
Cr Gillies has been a City of Boroondara resident for more than 30 years, living in Hawthorn for two years and Camberwell for 33 years. She has three grown young adults and one son-in-law. Her partner also has two adult children who are both married with young families.
Cr Gillies was elected to represent Junction Ward in October 2020.
“My vision for Boroondara is to ensure we have the vibrant, inclusive city that our Vision statement aspires to. One which provides quality, caring and far-sighted community services and amenities. One which recognises the importance of heritage structures, spaces and human experiences, and one that implements meaningful climate change responses.”
- Waste Management Reference Group
- Communications Committee
- Volunteer of the Year Advisory Group
- Heritage Advisory Committee
- Community Disability Advisory Committee
- Marketplace Development Fund
- Boroondara Community Strengthening Grants Assessment Panel
- Add Life to Your Years Advisory Committee
External management committees
- Boroondara Cares
- Boroondara Family Violence Network
Memberships and associations
- Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices
- Camberwell Historical Society
- Friends of Auburn Tower
- Camberwell High School Council
Hobbies and interests
- spending time with family and friends
- being involved in community service projects.
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History of Junction Ward
Camberwell Junction developed around the hotel licensed in 1857 by George Eastaway, which was built near where the main roads meet.
The area was formerly known as Red Gum Flat. Town Commons were set aside below, and a school, churches and Camberwell Town Hall built. This name was also used for residents across the boundary road in Hawthorn.
The Junction shopping centre spread to, and beyond, the new railway station in the 1880s. The name recalls the original village established around the Camberwell Cross, or crossroads.