Cr Garry Thompson, Mayor
Cr Garry Thompson and his family have lived in Glen Iris for 13 years. Garry is married and has two teenage daughters, Mia and Amelie.
Cr Thompson was first elected to represent Solway Ward in October 2016.
“My vision for Boroondara is that we become the most liveable Victorian Municipality, where we can celebrate our heritage, appreciate our arts and embrace our diverse culture. We can direct our focus on the interests of our community, encourage local enterprise and strengthen civic pride. We can enhance our amenity and protect our leafy suburbs.”
Garry is the Mayor for 2020-21.
Memberships and associations
- Australian Institute of Architects
- Full Member - Planning Institute of Australia
- Graduate - Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Association for Learning Environments Australasia
- Registered Architect and Urban Designer
- Budget Process Review Working Group
- Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Advisory Group
- Communications Committee
- Volunteer of the Year Advisory Group
- Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee
- Gardiners Creek Masterplan Advisory Committee
Hobbies and interests
- urban design, architecture and art.
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History of Solway Ward
Possibly named after a Scottish firth, and the name given to Camberwell's post office in the southern part of the former Waverley Golf Links estate.
In the 1890s, a long timber bridge extended the railway over Gardiners Creek, similar in appearance to a bridge across the original firth. The Education Department acquired some of the land in 1929, and opened Darling East Primary School in 1950.
The school was renamed Solway in 1956, according to the wishes of the Postmaster-General's Department.
The railway terminated at Ashburton for many years, but was extended to Alamein Station for the government housing developments. The housing was built after World War II on an area popularly known as Ashburton Forest.