I am pleased to announce that on Monday 24 June Council’s Budget for 2019-20 was formally adopted.
Highlights of the Budget include the endorsement of significant investment to support the health and wellbeing of residents; with four major community centres confirmed for renewal or construction.
It is also pleasing that the Boroondara Customer First Program and Early Years Hub digital projects, as well as the Food Organics and Garden Organics waste service, were supported. These three projects will provide important benefits for our community and the environment.
More information about the projects in your local area, which have been funded by the 2019-20 Budget, can be found in your ward newsletter now being delivered to households. There is also a snapshot of the breakdown in budget allocation for various community assets and services in this edition of the Bulletin.
Another action Council is undertaking to benefit the environment relates to electronic waste (e-waste). This is the fastest growing waste stream and only a small percentage of it is recycled, with the rest ending up in landfill. In the past 10 years Boroondara’s waste services collected more than 3,600 tonnes of e-waste. From Monday 1 July 2019, the Victorian Government has banned all e-waste from going to landfill. To assist residents, Council has collection banks across Boroondara to help you recycle a range of items. Read on to find out where you can recycle your e-waste, as well as other helpful tips to help reduce waste.
Among the many interesting activities to do in our City this winter which are featured in this Bulletin, I would like to highlight the Open House event. This year we are offering even more options to explore our historic buildings. The event provides an opportunity to enjoy and celebrate our beautiful heritage architecture that makes our City so iconic.
We know that heritage remains a priority for the vast majority of our community, and I am glad to report that steady progress is continuing on the Municipal Wide Heritage Gap Study to identify and protect valued heritage places of local significance. This will ensure we can continue to enjoy our beautiful buildings for many generations to come.
Cr Jane Addis
Mayor of Boroondara