Cr Jane Addis, Mayor
Cr Jane Addis has lived and worked in Canterbury with her husband John and their Great Dane dogs for more than 40 years.
Cr Addis became a Councillor in 2012 so she could be more involved in the local community and to represent residents. Cr Addis was elected to represent Maling Ward in October 2016, and October 2020 and is currently chair of the Services Delegated Committee.
“My vision for Boroondara is a tolerant, inclusive and welcoming municipality, with councillors who listen to all views and genuinely consider these when making policies. A council that strives to provide the best possible facilities for all people, but also puts people and the environment before new facilities.”
Cr Addis is the Mayor for 2021-22.
- Management Performance Review Delegated Committee
- Canterbury Community Precinct Steering Committee
- Citizen & Young Citizen of the Year Advisory Group
- Transforming Boroondara Steering Committee
- Volunteer of the Year Advisory Group
- Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee
External Advisory Committees
- Budget Process Review Working Group
- Boroondara Community Strengthening Grants Assessment Panel
- Boroondara Arts Advisory Committee
Memberships and associations
- Animals Australia
Hobbies and interests
- Old houses
- gardens and gardening
- my Great Dane dogs
- sewing and design
- walking and community activities
- the environment and social activities
- reading and a range of other things.
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History of Maling Ward
Maling Ward takes its name from the road beside Canterbury Railway Station which ran through a large property owned by the Logan family.
The area originally had four names due to various subdivisions. Councillor Mercy suggested that long-term Councillor and three-time Mayor, John Butler Maling be honoured in 1899, with a final section renamed in 1908.
The Maling Road part of the Canterbury Shopping Centre slowly became more important than Canterbury Road. By World War I, the two-storey row of shops, a theatre and hall and then the de-licensing of the large Canterbury Hotel increased the area's importance.
The area is now recognised and protected by Council as an important tourist precinct.