Boroondara Bulletin - March 2019

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Welcome to the March edition of the Boroondara Bulletin

March is a time for celebrating community in Boroondara - from our upcoming Harmony Day festivities to sustainability workshops and initiatives, we’re all about bringing people together this month!

We also have a message from Mayor, Cr Jane Addis regarding the current recycling processing issue, which is affecting numerous Melbourne councils.

Featured in this edition...

Community spirit celebrated on Australia Day

Read about your Citizen of the Year recipients.


Stop thieves with simple steps

Learn how at the Safer Boroondara Event

Message from the Mayor Cr Jane Addis

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As you may be aware, the City of Boroondara and a number of other municipalities around Melbourne have been affected by recycling processing issues.

I would like to provide some context and explain why the issue has occurred. 

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has recently ordered recycling processor SKM to stop receiving recyclable material until a number of EPA requirements have been met. This has impacted the City of Boroondara, as Council’s contracted recycling collection company, Cleanaway, uses SKM to process its recycling collections.

Unfortunately, to date Cleanaway has not been able to find an alternative solution for the disposal of recyclable materials it receives from Boroondara and other councils. This means that while Cleanaway will continue to empty recycle bins across Boroondara, the contents are going to landfill. 

Both Council and Cleanaway are exploring all options to ensure the City’s recyclable material is processed and not sent to landfill. Unfortunately the other two companies who process recyclables in Melbourne do not have capacity to take on additional items. Neither Cleanaway nor Council are able to stockpile items on behalf of residents due to safety and regulatory limitations.

This is a very disappointing set of circumstances for Boroondara residents and the wider community. Council urges the Victorian Government to use its Sustainability Fund to invest in a sector that is sustainable and better-equipped. According to the Victorian Auditor General, the fund was holding $511.3 million in June 2018. This money has been collected from ratepayers through a levy charged on waste deposited at landfill and for years the Victorian Government has underinvested in waste reduction and sustainability initiatives. Using these funds to support initiatives such as legislation to ensure product stewardship by manufacturers, improved processing and sorting technology, and developing new local end markets for the recycled product, is critical to ensuring a sustainable recycling sector.

Avoiding the production of waste material in the first place is a key area to be addressed. This requires a national approach and for the Australian and Victorian governments to address issues including the high level of packaging accompanying consumer products.

As a keen recycler, I am disappointed by this situation. While recyclable contents continue to go to landfill, I encourage Boroondara residents to avoid waste from unnecessary packaging wherever possible.

For updates about the recycling processing issue, see our website.

Mayor Jane Addis signature

Cr Jane Addis
Mayor of Boroondara

Boroondara Citizen of the Year Awards

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Some of Boroondara’s most outstanding community members were celebrated at this year’s Boroondara Citizen of the Year Awards.

These selfless individuals – and the remarkable contributions they make to Boroondara life - were recognised at a special ceremony on Australia Day at the Hawthorn Arts Centre.

John Hudson, Citizen of the Year

John Hudson has been involved in community life for decades, volunteering his time and expertise to enrich the lives of others, and help those in need. After retiring from the world of accounting, John decided to devote even more of his time to giving back.

A long-time Rotarian, John has worked tirelessly on many community projects and fundraisers, and has been the driving force behind the organisation and coordination of the Boroondara Farmers Market (a major fundraiser for Glenferrie Rotary Club) for over 10 years, providing leadership and volunteering more than 30 hours a month.

In addition to his fundraising efforts, John also lends his accounting skills to ensure local rotary initiative, the Chances Scholarship program, is a success. The scholarship has been operating for more than 10 years and supports educational opportunities for promising local state school secondary students experiencing financial hardship. Every Boroondara student recipient helped by this initiative has successfully completed their VCE and transitioned to tertiary education.

Rohan Hodges, Young Citizen of the Year

Sixteen-year-old Rohan Hodges has shown outstanding leadership skills and a commitment to helping others through his involvement in a number of community-focused initiatives and fundraisers.

A passionate environmentalist and natural leader, Rohan has raised significant funds for a number of local environmental not-for-profits, participated in the Lord Mayor’s Youth in Philanthropy program, and recently rose to the rank of Sergeant in the Camberwell Grammar School Army Cadet Unit.

He has also achieved the level of black belt with two dans in karate, and taken part in a number of social causes including Projec10, which fights global poverty.

Anne-Maree Polimeni, Special Commendation

After her third son was stillborn, Anne-Maree Polimeni began advocating for greater awareness of the issue, to combat the stigmatisation and social isolation felt by many grieving parents in this situation.

Anne-Maree has spoken publicly since her son died, showing courage and bravery despite her own grief, in the hope that others don’t feel so alone.

As well as raising significant funds for the Stillbirth Foundation of Australia, Anne-Maree has lobbied the Victorian Government to officially recognise International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

On Wednesday 22 August 2018, a motion in the Legislative Council to do so was unanimously supported.

Boroondara Volunteer Expo

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Jump on board for the 14th Boroondara Volunteer Expo

Join us at Hawthorn Arts Centre on Wednesday 6 March from 1pm to 6pm for the popular Boroondara Volunteer Expo. Come along and discover more about the diverse and numerous volunteering opportunities available in our community. 

Over the course of the afternoon, connect with over 50 stallholders from local community organisations across a range of sectors including:

  • environment and conservation
  • aged care services
  • education and tutoring
  • community events
  • health services and more.


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Boroondara Arts - What’s on

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Summer in the Park

Join us for our last two Summer in the Park free events. Bring your family, friends and neighbours and step into Boroondara’s beautiful parks for some sweet summer sounds. 

Food, coffee and sweet treats are available for purchase. Bring your own picnic blanket.

Brass in the Park

When: 6pm to 9pm, Saturday 2 March 2019
Where: Markham Reserve, Ashburton
Cost: free

Latin in the Park

When: 6pm to 9pm, Saturday 16 March 2019
Where: Victoria Park, Kew
Cost: free

Community Exhibition

Hot Options by Linda Judge

Hot Options is a collection of paintings documenting the contents of Linda Judge’s wardrobe from 1989 to now. Over time, the ever-increasing body of work has become a record of changing fashions and styles, and a diary of the artist’s life.

Featuring: Linda Judge

When: now until Sunday 10 March 2019
Cost: free
WhereTown Hall Gallery




This group exhibition celebrates the creativity of Swinburne Senior Secondary College’s Year 12 students from 2018. Across a wide range of mediums including photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and textiles, these artworks showcase the young artists’ reflection and realisation across a range of topics and themes.

Featuring: Swinburne Senior Secondary College

When: Wednesday 13 March to Sunday 7 April 2019
Cost: free
Where: Town Hall Gallery

What's on at the Town Hall Gallery

Town Hall Gallery After Dark

The doors of Town Hall Gallery will open after hours for you to enjoy music, the Arts Bar and special after-hours access to the best quality art in the eastern region.

When: 6pm to 8pm, Friday 5 April 2019
Cost: free
Where: Town Hall Gallery

In Real Time

In Real Time is the first exhibition at Town Hall Gallery for 2019. Celebrating the history of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA), this exhibition features work by 18 past winners of the annual AGRA Australian Art Excellence Award alongside realist paintings from the Town Hall Gallery Collection.

When: now until Sunday 10 March 2019
Cost: free
Where: Town Hall Gallery




This exhibition highlights the diverse world of contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The featured artists employ various ways of using lines, continually challenging our expectations between an object and its representation. The results are experimental, sculptural, animated and altogether exciting for the eye to behold.

Featuring: Godwin Bradbeer, Todd Fuller, Hannah Quinlivan, Cameron Robbins, Carmel Seymour and Kylie Stillman

When: Saturday 16 March to Sunday 5 May 2019
Cost: free
Where: Town Hall Gallery

What's on at Kew Court House

Jackie Bornstein: Women in Jazz

One of Melbourne’s most captivating singers, Jackie Bornstein presents her brand new show, Women in Jazz. Together with her remarkable band, Jackie shares the stories of female composers who have become unstoppable forces in shaping the sound of jazz. The program will include the work of contemporary composers as well as the songs of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Bernice Petkere and Dorothy Fields.

When: 8pm, Saturday 16 March 2019
Cost: $30/$26
Where: Kew Court House


Winner’s Recital - 3MBS’ The Talent 2018
Jennifer Timmins

Flautist Jennifer Timmins, winner of 3MBS’ The Talent 2018, performs a beautiful program of works in the intimate setting of Kew Court House. Presented in association with 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne.

When: 6pm, Sunday 24 March 2019
Cost: $20/$24
Where: Kew Court House

2019 Boroondara Eisteddfod

Entries are now open

Talented solo musicians and ensembles of all ages are invited to participate in one of Melbourne’s most prestigious music competitions across April, May and June.

The 2019 Boroondara Eisteddfod solo sections include Piano, Classical Vocal, Contemporary Vocal, Strings, Woodwind and Brass, with ensemble sections for Wind and Brass Bands, Primary and High School Ensembles, Chamber Ensembles and Choirs.

Entries to the 2019 Boroondara Eisteddfod are now open and will close on Monday 1 April 2019.

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Safer Boroondara Event

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Did you know number plate theft can enable serious crimes like robbery, ram raids, drug trafficking and petrol theft?

Having your plates stolen is more than just a nuisance.

Number plate theft is a serious crime and must be reported to Victoria Police. It’s then important to get new plates from VicRoads, change your registration details and give this information to your car insurance, toll road operators and parking companies.

Meanwhile, offenders may accrue large fines in your name and unfortunately the burden is on you to prove that you did not commit these offences.

    You can help prevent it

    At the Safer Boroondara event, you can learn about crime prevention tactics that are both practical and informative.

    There will be free activities on the day including:

    • installation of one-way number plate screws to deter thefts
    • Coffee with a Cop, your opportunity to informally chat with Boroondara Police about issues of concern
    • show bags with community safety and crime prevention.

    This event is delivered by the City of Boroondara in partnership with Victoria Police – Boroondara, Boroondara Neighbourhood Watch and Neighbourhood Houses Boroondara. It is funded by the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program.

    Safer Boroondara community event

    When: 10am to 2pm, Saturday 23 March 2019
    Where: Council’s car park at Inglesby Road, Camberwell

    No RSVP needed.


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    Sustainability events

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    Fighting Food Waste

    Food fight is not a waste

    Did you know that more than 40 per cent of the waste in our bins is food?

    Help us fight the war on food waste while learning how to get the best from your food for yourself and your family.

    Join like-minded neighbours at this free workshop. Presented by a sustainable food expert from Cultivating Community, learn simple techniques for planning, buying, cooking and storing food. Also learn how the food you buy and eat helps improve your health, budget and the environment.

    When: 7pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 26 March 2019
    Where: Kew Seniors Centre, 533 High Street, Kew 
    Cost: free

    Integrated pest management

    The good, the bad and the ugly!

    Gardens are a natural habitat for many insects.

    However, while some garden insects are great helpers in the garden, others can cause a lot of harm. Integrated pest management is an approach to reduce damage to your garden and attract useful species.

    Expert Richard Rowe from Sustainable Gardening Australia will talk you through mechanical, cultural, biological and as a last resort, low impact chemical strategies, to help create a thriving and productive garden with all the right bugs.

    When: 7pm to 9pm, Wednesday 3 April 2019
    Where: Boroondara Room, Council offices, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell
    Cost: free

    Register now

    Makers Market goes festive

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    The Hawthorn Makers Market, one of Melbourne’s oldest makers markets, is launching its first market day for the year at the Glenferrie Festival.

    Join the buzz from 11am to 5pm, Sunday 3 March 2019, between Burwood and Barkers roads.

    The monthly market will then return to its original home of the Hawthorn Arts Centre from Sunday 7 April 2019.

    Come visit a true artisans’ market drawing Melbourne’s best independent, creative designers and craftspeople who showcase their superbly crafted fashion, jewellery, art, homewares and children’s toys.

    See more about Boroondara’s markets or call 9278 4444 for further information.

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    A to Z recycling and waste guide now online

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    Have you visited the Waste and Environment section of our website?

    Access a range of handy waste services on our Waste and Environment pages including:

    • reporting a missed bin
    • ordering bins and bin repairs
    • booking a bundled green or hard waste collection
    • reporting dumped waste and litter.

    The website also has a wealth of information about what can and can’t go in your bins, sustainability tips, programs on offer and much more!

    Recognising our residents’ growing preference to access information online, the A to Z recycling and waste guide is also on our website.

    A digital guide means you can never lose it, and it can be easily accessed anytime, anywhere.

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    Green Waste Calendar 2019-21

    The green waste calendar with the fortnightly collection dates runs up to Sunday 31 March 2019.

    If you would still like a printed copy of the 2019-21 Green Waste Calendar, you can get one by:

    Boroondara Library Service

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    A new artwork promotes reading at Boroondara Library Service

    New Hawthorn Library community art

    When next at the Hawthorn Library check out the new eye-catching community art piece at the back of the library.

    The artwork, made from hundreds of recycled bottle tops, is a collaboration between library staff and children at
    St Joseph’s Primary school, Hawthorn Early Years Preschool and preschool storytime as well as artist in residence at
    Hawthorn’s Town Hall Gallery, Naomi Bishop.

    The project evolved after library staff put the word out to Boroondara library members, staff, and local kindergartens seeking materials.

    The response was overwhelming with children collecting and sorting hundreds of the colourful bottle tops that make up the colourful art screen.

    The piece provides a practical solution to enlivening a dull and unused space at the library, transforming it into a popular place to hold children’s programs.

    Visit Contact the library to view opening hours for the upcoming year.

    Top 10 adult fiction titles 2018

    You have voted with your membership cards, Boroondara! So as the weather starts to cool down, get cosy with the books that your friends and neighbours have loved.

    These are the top 10 adult fiction titles borrowed in 2018 from Boroondara Library Service.

    1. The woman in the window by A. J. Finn
    2. Force of nature* by Jane Harper
    3. Truly madly guiltyby Liane Moriarty
    4. The dry* by Jane Harper
    5. All the light we cannot see: a novel* by Anthony Doerr
    6. Into the water* by Paula Hawkins
    7. The midnight line by Lee Child
    8. The good people* by Hannah Kent
    9. The handmaid's tale* by Margaret Atwood
    10. The tattooist of Auschwitz* by Heather Morris

      Reserve a book on our list

      To reserve a book, click the title and use your membership number and PIN to place a reservation.

      Titles with an asterisk (*) are also available for free from our eBook collection.

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      Add life to your years

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      If you want to learn what it means to ‘add life to your years’ – look no further than Boroondara’s own Beryl Jones, our Add Life ambassador.

      It’s a volunteer role that Beryl carries through with great pride, where she supports people in her community who are looking for ways to get active through the new ‘Over 55s‘ section on the City of Boroondara’s website.

      The retired school teacher has dedicated the last 25 years to volunteering and sees her new role as Add Life ambassador as a way to encourage people to embrace the variety of wellbeing opportunities on offer across Boroondara.

      “I am pleased to be part of this fantastic initiative and I hope to see some great success in the community for this program,” Beryl said.

      The ‘Over 55s‘ section on the website offers more than 500 health and wellbeing activities and events.

      “You can find activities to increase your fitness, expand your knowledge, explore your creativity, make new friends and more,” Beryl said.

      Beryl is an active member of the community. She goes to the gym five times a week, attends Tai Chi classes and is a frequent visitor to the Balwyn Library.

      She knows first-hand the benefits of having an active lifestyle and wants to encourage others to get involved and participate in the vast array of activities on offer.

      “As you age, an active lifestyle becomes more important than ever for maintaining good health. Being physically and mentally active is good for your body, your mind and your health. You also feel sharper, more energetic and experience a greater sense of wellbeing,” Beryl said.

      Beryl Jones, Add Life ambassador

      More information

      You can browse hundreds of wellbeing activities in your area online.

      If you don’t have access to the internet or would like to inspire other members of your community by becoming an Add Life ambassador, call the Active Ageing Strategy and Development team on 9278 4777 or email [email protected].

      Looking for a flexible job?

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      Becoming a school crossing supervisor means that as well as playing an important safety role helping people cross the road, you also become a much loved member in your local neighbourhood.

      Local school crossing supervisor Popi Gotsis loves her job, so much so, she has been shepherding hundreds of students to and from school for the last 16 years.

      “It’s fantastic for me. I love every morning,” said Popi.

      As well as playing a key role in community safety, Popi has a strong community connection and is motivated by the “beautiful” parents, children and teachers she sees at each shift.

      Popi encourages others to consider taking on a couple of hours to help other school children make their way safely to school.

      “You have to see how nice it is … to meet the people. Try to do it!” 

      School crossing guard overview

      Best bits: 
      getting to know your neighbours, working outdoors, extra money, flexible hours, making a difference

      Skills: friendliness, patience, reliability, common sense, punctuality, alertness

      Shifts: morning 8.15am to 9am and afternoon: 3.15pm to 4pm

      Who you meet: dog walkers, joggers, neighbours, trainee custom and guide dogs, mums, dads, children, grandparents and carers

      Popi Gotsis, School Crossing Supervisor

      Protect your teens from disease

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      Our annual free immunisation program in schools for students in years 7 and 10 has kicked off.

      Our immunisation program protects students from:

      • human papillomavirus (Year 7)
      • diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (Year 7)
      • meningococcal ACWY (Year 10).

      Your school will send a consent pack home and this will need to be returned even if your child isn’t being vaccinated.

      If your year 7 or 10 student is absent on the day of the school visit you can still attend a public immunisation session.

      More information

      For more information or to look up immunisation session times visit Immunisation or call 9278 4711. No appointment needed.

      Help our little birds

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      Our award-winning Backyard Biodiversity project is back! The good news is, it is now open to all Boroondara residents.

      The project encourages residents to enhance their garden with indigenous plants and other wildlife-friendly features to create stepping stones for our native wildlife.

      This year’s project focuses on creating safe havens for little bird species like the superb fairy-wren, spotted pardalote and Willie wagtail which are sadly under threat.

      Modern backyards often fail to create habitat that small birds need. A trend towards favouring more open lawn and paved areas and less shrub plantings has removed critical food, shelter and nesting locations for smaller native birds. Open gardens attract larger, more aggressive birds like noisy miners, pied currawongs and common mynas that push smaller birds out. 



      Simple things can make a difference

      You don’t need to be an expert gardener to help our mini-friends. Doing the following simple things can make a big difference:

      • Plant dense native species that give a refuge from larger, more aggressive birds, and cats. Shrubs like Prickly Coprosma and Sweet Bursaria are great choices.
      • Include a source of water with a bird bath. To make your bird bath ‘little-bird-friendly’ simply elevate it and place it so your small visitors can dart for cover. Also ensure it is shallow enough to allow birds to stand upright in to clean their feathers.

      More information

      To learn more about how you can turn your garden into a haven for little birds join the Backyard Biodiversity project. By joining this free project you’ll learn to recognise little birds, enjoy guided walks, create a bird-friendly garden and receive free plants and advice for your garden.

      Backyard Biodiversity starts in May; for more information and registration details contact Amy Shaw at [email protected] by Friday 12 April 2019.


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      What’s on at your neighbourhood house

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      If there is an interest or a passion you’d like to pursue, your local neighbourhood house has a range of courses, classes and workshops for you to explore.  

      Nurture a creative talent, learn a language, develop your skills or join a social group.

      We have options for children and teens through to the senior members of our community.

      See below for some highlights, download a copy of the full Short Course Guide or get in touch with your local house to find out what else is happening in your neighbourhood.

      What's on

      Pilates Short Course

      Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre
      Strengthen your core muscles, giving you a better posture and flexibility.
      7pm to 8pm, Tuesdays from 9 April 2019
      Cost: $13

      Kids yoga and movement

      Ashburton Community Centre
      A mixture of dance, acrobatics, yoga and mindfulness suitable for 6 to 12 years.
      4pm to 5pm, Tuesdays, term-based class 
      Cost: free trials available

      Creative journaling workshop

      Balwyn Community Centre
      Explore your creative self by making your own creative journal! This workshop is taught by a qualified art therapist and held on Wednesday evenings.
      13, 20, 27 March and 3 April 2019
      Cost: $140 (eight sessions)

      Children’s dance

      Bowen Street Community Centre
      Ages 2.5-3 and 3-6 years.
      Various times, Mondays
      Cost: $75 (seven sessions)

      Introduction to drawing

      Camberwell Community Centre
      Renowned artist It Hao Pheh is taking enrolments for Introductory Drawing classes.
      1pm to 3pm, Mondays from 25 March 2019
      Cost: $88 (four sessions)

      Kinder kids yoga

      Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre
      Your little one will discover balance, calm, movement and fun.
      10am to 10.40am, Fridays
      Cost: $120 (eight sessions)

      Mums and bubs yoga and meditation

      The Craig Family Centre
      As well as feeling stretched and strong you and baby will be soothed and relaxed by this session.
      10am to 11am, Mondays
      Cost: $23 (per session)

      Creative Easter decorations

      Hawthorn Community House
      Join us in this hands-on workshop creating unique and colourful Easter decorations for your home.
      7pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 2 April 2019
      Cost: $25

      Mixed media art class for 8 to 11 years

      Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre
      Develop fundamental art skills.
      4pm to 5.30pm, Wednesdays from 6 March 2019
      Cost: $90 (five sessions)

      Mixed media for beginners

      Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
      Release your inner creativity and explore new mediums including watercolour, drawing, collage and abstract.
      2pm to 4pm, Fridays
      Cost: $180 (10 sessions)

      Lifelong learning

      Trentwood at the Hub
      A group of older people who are keen to learn and make new friends through conversation, guest presentations and activities.
      1.30pm and 3.30pm, Fridays (fortnightly)
      Cost: $40 (10 sessions)


      Electoral Representation Review

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      The future structure of Boroondara’s electoral representation is under review by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) but the good news is, you still have a chance to have your say.

      The VEC review will consider:

      • whether Boroondara has the appropriate number of councillors
      • whether Boroondara should remain subdivided into wards, or be unsubdivided
      • if subdivided, the number of wards, ward boundaries and the number of councillors per ward.

      Your input will make a difference to the future of our electoral representation.

      Council events, meetings and notices

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      Council meetings in March 

      Council meetings are held in the Council Chamber located at 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell. All are welcome.

      Time Date Meeting
      6.30pm Monday 4 March 2019 Urban Planning Special Committee
      6.30pm Monday 11 March 2019 Labour Day - no meeting
      6.30pm Monday 18 March 2019 Urban Planning Special Committee
      6.30pm Monday 25 March 2019


      More information

      For up-to-date information about meetings or to obtain copies of agendas and minutes see Council meetings or call 9278 4471

      Protect your pets

      Have you registered your pet with us?

      • microchip and register your pet at 3 months of age
      • renew your registration each year by 10 April
      • desex your pets (if not breeding).

      For more information visit Pets or call 9278 4444.

      360 Youth Resource Centre is getting a makeover

      But we’re still open.

      Drop in from 3pm to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, at Hawthorn Arts Centre. Enter via Beswicke Square, corner Burwood and Glenferrie roads.

      Hawthorn Arts Centre will be 360’s home way from home until May 2019 while our youth centre is being renovated.

      Find out more

      Boroondara councillors

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      The City of Boroondara has 10 councillors, elected by the people who live in each of the 10 Wards.

      Your councillors work across Boroondara to represent the interests of their ward and the broader community, as well as to help the community with issues affecting them. 

      Which ward do you call home?

      If you are unsure which ward you reside in, see our Ward map or call 9278 4444 to find out.


      Councillor Jane Addis

      Cr Jane Addis, Mayor 

      Maling Ward
      Including parts of Canterbury, Surrey Hills and Balwyn
      Ph: 9278 4457 or 0409 267 902
      E: [email protected]




      Cr Jim Parke

      Councillor Jim Parke

      Councillor Jim Parke 

      Bellevue Ward
      Including parts of Kew East and Balwyn North
      Ph: 9278 4457
      E: [email protected]






      Councillor Felicity Sinfield 

      Councillor Felicity Sinfield 

      Cr Felicity Sinfield

      Cotham Ward
      Including Deepdene and parts of Kew, Kew East, Balwyn and Balwyn North
      Ph: 9835 7841 or 0418 793 573
      E: [email protected]





      Councillor Coral Ross

      Councillor Coral Ross


      Cr Coral Ross

      Gardiner Ward
      Including parts of Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Camberwell and Glen Iris
      Ph: 9835 7842 or 0438 005 225
      E: [email protected]





      Councillor Steve Hurd 

      Councillor Steve Hurd 

      Cr Steve Hurd 

      Glenferrie Ward
      Including parts of Hawthorn and Hawthorn West
      Ph: 9835 7849 or 0417 708 182
      E: [email protected]


      Councillor Jack Wegman 

      Cr Jack Wegman

      Junction Ward
      Including parts of Hawthorn East, Camberwell and Canterbury
      Ph: 9835 7843
      E: [email protected]




      Cr Lisa Hollingsworth

      Councillor Lisa Hollingsworth

      Councillor Lisa Hollingsworth 

      Lynden Ward
      Including parts of Camberwell, Glen Iris and Canterbury
      Ph: 9835 7844 or 0417 908 485
      E: [email protected]






      Councillor Cynthia Watson

      Cr Cynthia Watson

      Maranoa Ward
      Including parts of Balwyn, Balwyn North and Mont Albert
      Ph: 9835 7846 or 0419 488 204
      E: [email protected]





      Councillor Garry Thompson

      Councillor Garry Thompson 


      Cr Garry Thompson

      Solway Ward
      Including parts of Ashburton and Glen Iris
      Ph: 9835 7847 or 0417 153 512
      E: [email protected]





      Councillor Phillip Healey

      Cr Phillip Healey

      Studley Ward
      Including parts of Kew and Kew East
      Ph: 9835 7848 or 0437 374 773
      E: [email protected]

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