Councillors have elected Cr Lisa Hollingsworth (Lynden Ward) as the new Mayor of the City of Boroondara for the 2023–24 Council year.
Following the Council meeting on 20 November 2023, Cr Hollingsworth becomes the 17th Mayor of Boroondara and Cr Felicity Sinfield was also elected Deputy Mayor.
A long-time local resident, newly elected Mayor Cr Hollingsworth is looking forward to working together to make Boroondara an even better place to live, work and visit.
'The year ahead brings exciting opportunities for Boroondara and we will continue to focus our efforts as a Council to deliver what is most important to our community. This includes protecting the character of our neighbourhoods and addressing climate change in our community. We have a carefully considered budget to fund major projects and maintain our city’s infrastructure to the high standard that our community expects. At the same time, we will continue to improve Council services and programs that provide important care, support and community connection for everyone in Boroondara,' said Cr Hollingsworth.
'I thank and acknowledge the outgoing Mayor Cr Felicity Sinfield for her leadership, dedication and steady guidance this past Mayoral term. Cr Sinfield is passionate about serving Boroondara and I look forward to working with her as Deputy Mayor and with my fellow councillors to continue building on the many achievements of the past year for our community,' Cr Hollingsworth added.
The new Mayor welcomes Council’s 2023–24 Committee Chairs:
- Cr Wes Gault, Chair of the Urban Planning Delegated Committee
- Cr Nick Stavrou, Chair of the Services Delegated Committee.