Councillor Garry Thompson

Councillor Garry Thompson

Cr Garry Thompson

  • [email protected]
  • Phone: 9835 7847
  • Mobile: 0417 153 512
  • Post: Private Bag 1, Camberwell VIC 3124

Garry Thompson and his family moved from Flemington to Glen Iris in 2007. They moved for the great opportunities and amenities that the City of Boroondara offers a family with young children.

Garry's wife, Marie, has worked in Ashburton for more than 17 years. They have two daughters, Mia and Amelie.

"My vision for Boroondara is that we become the most liveable municipality in Victoria in what is a welcoming, supportive and encouraging community. By working together we can celebrate our heritage, appreciate our arts and embrace our diverse culture. We can build upon our vibrant community by opening up opportunities for education, supporting local businesses and encouraging greater civic pride. We can work as one to enhance our amenity and protect our leafy suburbs."

Memberships and associations

  • Registered architect
  • Australian Institute of Architects
  • Australian Institute of Project Managers
  • Full member - Planning Institute of Australia
  • Graduate - Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Association for Learning Environments
  • St Kilda Cycling Club

Council committees

  • Chair - Urban Planning Special Committee - 2017-2018
  • Statutory Planning Advisory Committee
  • Budget Process Review Working Group
  • Town Hall Gallery Collection Advisory Committee
  • Boroondara - Swinburne University of Technology Collaborative Panel

Hobbies and interests

Education, art and culture, architecture and design, competition cycling.

Solway Ward newsletter

Read the April 2018 edition

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.

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