Cr Lisa Hollingsworth, Deputy Mayor

Contact details

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (03) 9835 7844

Mobile: 0417 908 485

Post: Private Bag 1, Camberwell VIC 3124

Portrait of Councillor Lisa Hollingsworth


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 2 adult children, 2 grandchildren and was first elected to represent Lynden Ward in October 2016.

Cr Hollingsworth is an experienced senior executive in the private sector, predominately in the fields of quality management systems administration, employee relations, ethical leadership, and she is a Board Member of the Master Builders Association of Victoria and Fellow/Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ethos statement: “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 regenerate our valued urban forest."

Cr Hollingsworth is the Deputy Mayor for 2022-23.

Council committees

  • Canterbury Community Precinct Steering Committee

  • Urban Design Awards
  • Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Reconciliation Advisory Committee

External Advisory Committees

  • Boroondara Community Safety Advisory Committee

External management committees

  • The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)

Memberships and associations

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)
  • Master Builders Association of Victoria (Board Member)
  • Master Builders Association of Victoria (Chair, Housing Sector)
  • Melbourne Cricket Club

Hobbies and interests

  • Walking through Boroondara’s magnificent parks, gardens and reserves
  • Frequenting local cafes, fresh produce/retail stores supporting local business
  • Listening to music of all genres
  • Reading and doing crosswords

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.

Map of Lynden Ward

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