Cr 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, chair of NFP community centric organisations and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
“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."
- Statutory Planning Advisory Committee - Substitute
- Canterbury Community Precinct Steering Committee
- Volunteer of the Year Advisory Group
- Boroondara Urban Design Awards
- Heritage Advisory Committee
- Boroondara Community Safety Advisory Committee
- Boroondara Community Strengthening Grants Assessment Panel
- Boroondara Arts Advisory Committee
External management committees
- The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)
- Boroondara Cares
- Boroondara Family Violence Network
Memberships and associations
- Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
- Melbourne Cricket Club
- Master Builders Association of Victoria (Housing Sector Committee)
Hobbies and interests
- Walking through Boroondara’s magnificent parks, gardens and reserves
- frequenting local cafes, fresh produce stores and retail sectors to support local business
- listening to music of all genres
- reading and doing crosswords.
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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.