Highlights from our Annual Report 2019-20

Even though it has been a challenging year, we’ve continued to work hard on delivering what you told us was important to you through the Boroondara Community Plan.

Major projects

  • Completed the upgrades of the Balwyn Community Centre and the Ashburton Seniors Centre
  • Redeveloping Camberwell Community Centre (expected to be completed in 2020-21)
  • Commencing the Kew Recreation Centre transformation (expected to be completed in 2022)
  • Introduced a new Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) kerbside collection service to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Milestone achievements

  • Delivered a $4.5 million COVID-19 financial assistance package to provide support for our community
  • Remaining a top performing Council in the annual statewide Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey
  • Continuing our focus on Transforming Boroondara to ensure your interactions with us are as easy and accessible as possible
  • Committed $9.4 million to upgrade our sporting pavilions to provide a more inclusive environment
  • Improving public places in Boroondara through a placemaking approach
  • Develop a new healthy ageing plan ‘Add Life to Your Years’ to continue our ongoing commitment to supporting our ageing population.

Financial position

Council achieved a surplus of $12.25 million in 2019-20.

The adjusted underlying surplus of Council – after removing non-recurrent capital grant income, monetary contributions and non-monetary asset contributions – is $5.05 million. This helps us fund the renewal, upgrade and new asset programs for our $3.56 billion net community assets.

In 2019-20

  • $63.95 million went to infrastructure projects, including $9.08 million for parks, open spaces and streetscapes, and $27.64 million for community buildings
  • 84% of our annual commitments have been met
  • $8.4 million went to library services providing a seven-day-per-week service across the City, with more than 79,000 visits and nearly 1.85 million loans
  • $4.62 million went to aged, disability and health services, including the delivery of 59,823 hours of in-home care for the elderly and those with a disability, and 20,972 immunisations to infants and children across
  • $4.5 million went to family and youth services, with 38 buildings also leased to community organisations providing long day care, occasional care and kindergarten services
  • 71,669 tonnes of waste was collected from kerbside bins

To find out more, download our annual report.