2 February 2024


As a fifth-generation Boroondara resident, born at St George’s Hospital in Kew, I am passionate about representing the best interests of our community and caring for our environs. It is my privilege to serve as Mayor for the 2023–24 term and I thank my councillor colleagues for their trust in me as we begin a busy, ambitiously productive year ahead. Throughout 2024 Council is committed to working closely with our community as we, together, continue to build a long-lasting legacy for current and future generations.

I am pleased that will include meaningful action over the next year to progress reconciliation in Boroondara. We also recognise the real and increasing threat of climate change and are acting accordingly. With the support of our community, we collated a database of ideas to shape our Climate Action Plan. Having now adopted our second implementation plan, we are mindful that we all have a role to play to achieve net zero carbon emissions.

Revitalising some of our most important public spaces through placemaking will also leave a legacy. We listened to your ideas for Maling Road, Glenferrie Road and Camberwell Junction and are progressing unique plans for each precinct. The Glenferrie Place Plan was endorsed by council late last year. And we are starting to see work to upgrade the laneways connecting Maling Road to Canterbury Station. It is wonderful to watch these changes being implemented. They include better lighting and bluestone paving, more greenery, public seating for places to meet, along with safety bollards and a car-turning area.

One of my favourite traditions is attending our free, family-friendly Summer in the Park events in February and March. This Council initiative brings locals together in our beautiful green spaces to enjoy music, performance, fun and laughter. I hope to meet you out and about at these events. 

Signature of mayor and councillor Lisa Hollingsworth, next to an image of her head and shoulders

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