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Councillor Lisa Hollingsworth

Councillor Lisa Hollingsworth

Cr Lisa Hollingsworth

  • [email protected]
  • Phone: 9835 7844
  • Mobile: 0417 908 485
  • Post: Private Bag 1, Camberwell VIC 3124


Cr Hollingsworth was born at St George’s Hospital in Kew and is a fifth-generation resident of Boroondara, primarily living in Camberwell and Canterbury. She is married with two children and two grandchildren.

Cr Hollingsworth is an accomplished business manager with more than 20 years experience in the private sector. She has served on several boards and worked on the inaugural executive of a community advocate group representing the interests of Boroondara residents on matters of planning, policy, public amenity, and enhancement to landscape.

"As Boroondara evolves, I believe by respecting our past we will prosper in the future. With considerate planning we can maintain the ambience of our desired neighbourhood character and valued urban forest."

Council committees

  • Audit Committee
  • Statutory Planning Advisory Committee
  • Budget Process Review Working Group
  • Waste Management Reference Group
  • Canterbury Community Precinct Steering Committee
  • Community Disability Advisory Committee
  • Boroondara Community Safety Advisory Committee
  • Boroondara Family Violence Network
  • Junction Skate and BMX Park Advisory Committee
  • Boroondara Early Years Advisory Committee
  • Town Hall Gallery Collection Advisory Committee

Memberships and associations

  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Hobbies and interests

  • Walking through Boroondara’s magnificent parks, public gardens and reserves.
  • Supporting small businesses, frequenting local cafés and fresh produce markets.
  • Listening to music of all genres, reading and crosswords.

Lynden Ward newsletter

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History of Lynden Ward

Hartwell village was subdivided in the early 1850s, and with its school and post office was briefly more important than Camberwell village.

Lynden takes its name from the road and park through long-time farming land generally known as Highfield. The first subdivision occurred after World War I, through a property belonging to the Boyd family, and named after trees.

The linden is a lime tree, but the original subdivision plan shows the street spelt with a 'y', which could have been a minor change due to other Linden streets not far away.

It is also possible the name was changed due to anti-German sentiment following the war to avoid associations with the linden avenue in Berlin.

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