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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- $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.