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The declaration of the poll for the 2016 Council election took place on Monday 31 October 2016.

The new Councillors were sworn in at a Special Council meeting on Wednesday 2 November 2016.

2016-2020 Boroondara Councillors are:

Cr Jim Parke - Bellevue Ward
Cr Felicity Sinfield - Cotham Ward
Cr Coral Ross - Gardiner Ward
Cr Steve Hurd - Glenferrie Ward
Cr Jack Wegman - Junction Ward
Cr Lisa Hollingsworth  - Lynden Ward
Cr Jane Addis - Maling Ward
Cr Cynthia Watson - Maranoa Ward
Cr Garry Thompson - Solway Ward
Cr Phillip Healey - Studley Ward

Details of the election results are available online from the VEC website.

Compulsory voting - failure to vote

Failure-to-vote notices have been issued by the VEC to persons who were required, but appear not to have voted in the Boroondara elections in October 2016.

If you receive a notice you should respond to the VEC explaining why you didn't vote by Thursday 16 February, 2017.

If a person fails to respond, or does not provide a satisfactory response, they may be issued with an infringement notice (Penalty $78.00).

For all enquiries contact the VEC on 1300 551 575.

More information is available on the VEC website.

Subdivision review

New ward boundaries for the Glenferrie ward and the Gardiner ward applied in the 2016 Council elections, as a result of a subdivision review conducted by the VEC in 2015.

Copies of the VEC reports and maps of the new ward boundaries are available from the VEC Reviews - Boroondara website.

Electoral representation review

Council is required under the Local Government Act 1989 to undertake a review of the electoral structure in the City of Boroondara before every third general election. The last review for the City of Boroondara was undertaken by the VEC and completed in May 2008. The next review is therefore expected to commence in 2018.

Copies of the VEC reports from the 2008 review are available from the VEC Reviews - Boroondara website.

Previous elections

The City of Boroondara's last general election was held 27 October 2012. The successful candidates were:

    Bellevue Ward – Jim Parke
    Cotham Ward – Judith Voce
    Gardiner Ward – Coral Ross
    Glenferrie Ward – Steve Hurd
    Junction Ward – Jack Wegman
    Lynden Ward – Heinz Kreutz
    Maling Ward – Jane Addis
    Maranoa Ward – Philip Mallis
    Solway Ward – Kevin Chow
    Studley Ward – Phillip Healey

The Councillors were sworn into office at a Special Council meeting on Monday 29 October 2012.

Details of the election results are available online from the VEC website.