Message from the Mayor, Cr Jane Addis

The focus of everything we do at City of Boroondara is our community, so we are always interested to hear about what is important to you.

Councillor Jane Addis

Each year we take part in the Victorian Government’s statewide Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey, which gives us insight into whether we are meeting your changing expectations.

The results are now in, and we are pleased to report that this year we achieved an index score of 71 on ‘Overall Performance’. This is significantly higher than the average for metropolitan councils (65) and the statewide average (59), and places Boroondara in the top-performing councils across Victoria. It is also an improvement on last year’s score, despite the survey showing that the broader community has increased expectations of local government.

You rated appearance of public areas, along with recreational facilities and waste management, as our highest-performing service areas. When asked to name the best things about Boroondara, parks and gardens, recreational and sporting facilities, and library services topped your list.

Community decisions and consultation and engagement will be key areas for us to focus on as they are becoming more important to the wider community. Our consultations website, Engage Boroondara, makes it easier for you to get involved and stay connected with Council decisions. Read more about Engage Boroondara.

With spring upon us, it is an opportunity to enjoy our parks and gardens and try some new activities – read on to find out about the inaugural Boroondara Seniors Film Festival, school holiday activities and a special Melbourne Writers Festival event. 

signature of Cr Jane Addis

Mayor of Boroondara

Cr Jane Addis