Cr Susan Biggar

Contact details

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (03) 9835 7810

Mobile: 0482 999 959

Post: Private Bag 1, Camberwell VIC 3124

Portrait of Councillor Susan Biggar


Cr Biggar is married with 3 adult sons, Aidan, Oliver and Ellis, and has lived in Camberwell since 2002. 

She is involved with several health-related organisations driven by her strong, long-term personal and professional interest in health. Cr Biggar’s passion for this can be seen through her past membership of numerous health-related advisory committees, and her work as founder of the annual ‘65km for Cystic Fibrosis’ long-distance walk that raises significant funds for medical research. Together with her family, Cr Biggar also supports the work of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Cr Biggar was elected to represent Riversdale Ward in October 2020, and is the first Councillor for the ward.

“I believe Boroondara can be a community where we love living, not only because of our green spaces, heritage and location, but because it represents our values. We have a unique opportunity to reimagine ourselves following 2020 – to be a more vibrant, environmentally sustainable, and supportive community as we spend more time living, working and playing here. Together we can protect what we love, support and care for our community and work united for a safe, healthy and sustainable future for us and future generations.”

Council committees

  • CEO Employment and Remuneration Committee
  • Services Delegated Committee
  • Urban Planning Delegated Committee
  • Waste Management Reference Group (WMRG)
  • Civic Awards Assessment Panel
  • Glenferrie Precinct Development Plan Advisory Committee
  • Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee
  • Cycling Advisory Committee
  • Gardiners Creek Masterplan Advisory Committee
  • Boroondara Reconciliation Advisory Committee

Partnership groups

  • Electrify Boroondara

Hobbies and interests

Cr Biggar is a member of a local women’s netball and basketball team, a regular cyclist (both a hybrid and a tandem), a long-distance walker and loves swimming in the ocean year-round. She is also a published author and continues to write for pleasure and to support organisations that are dear to her heart.

History of Riversdale Ward

In the 1850s, there was a house called ‘Riversdale Cottage’ near the Yarra River and Powers Street, occupied by George Cuthbert. The house ‘Riversdale’ was built for paper manufacturer Thomas Kenny in 1857, and was later occupied by the Duckett family.

The house was ordered for demolition in 1938 for subdivision. Following demolition, the subdivision called 'The Riversdale Estate' created Riversdale Court. The original estate stretched from what is now 14 to 30 Riversdale Road, and through to Fairview Park.

Riversdale Road was a government road east-west of the Yarra River in 1843. By 1853, it almost stretched the length of Boroondara. A row of grand houses had been established by 1860 on the south side with views of the river. Riversdale Road was gazetted on 4 September 1863, named for Thomas Kenny’s house.

Map of Riversdale Ward

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