We collect funds that are wholly allocated to an incorporated Business or Trader Association representing the shopping centre, for the purposes of promoting and marketing the centre.

These funds are issued to the business associations twice yearly, based on a comprehensive agreement outlining governance and reporting requirements.

Eight special rate or charge schemes are in place for shopping centres in Boroondara:

Implementing and administering a special rate and charge scheme requires a significant commitment from us and the business or trader association.

We encourage associations to contact us to discuss a special rate or charge scheme for their shopping centre.

Renewal of schemes

Each scheme is renewed every 5 years.

The current 5-year special rate and charge schemes in place for Ashburton, Greythorn and Maling Road are due to expire on 30 June 2023.

On 28 November 2022, Council resolved to give public notice in February 2023 of its intention to declare a special rate and charge for each of the Ashburton, Greythorn and Maling Road shopping and business centres. This is in line with Section 163 of the Local Government Act 1989.

The following public notices for each special rate and charge include information about the proposed declaration, a map of the scheme area, and the process for making a submission or objection during the public notice period:

More information

For more information, email Local Economies at [email protected] or on (03) 9278 4444.


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