Message from the Mayor, Cr Jane Addis

Boroondara is bordered by waterways, including the Yarra River that defines our northern boundary, and its tributary, Gardiners Creek, which forms much of our border in the south.

Gardiners Creek is a much-loved waterway and a vital ecological corridor, offering valued and well-used green open spaces, varying landscapes and rich biodiversity to support our community and local wildlife. To help protect this asset and ensure its future as a thriving waterway, we have drafted a master plan to guide planning for the creek and its surrounds. 

You can read more about the draft plan and tell us what you think of it on Engage Boroondara.

Also to protect biodiversity, Council is operating an environmental weed swap this winter – an ideal time of year to remove common garden plants that can overrun areas of natural bushland, displacing local plants and wildlife. All you need to do is send us a photo of the weeds you would like to remove, and we will send you a voucher for indigenous plants to replace them. 

As winter sets in we can look forward to the full program of events our Boroondara Arts team has brought together, including our much-loved Boroondara Eisteddfod, along with exhibitions, workshops and performances. You can find out how to take part at Boroondara Arts.

signature of Cr Jane Addis

Mayor of Boroondara
Cr Jane Addis