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Boroondara City

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The City of Boroondara is in Melbourne's inner and middle-eastern suburbs, five kilometres east of the central business district.

Almost two-thirds of the City is bounded by water courses and parklands including the Yarra River, Gardiner's Creek and Yarra Bend Park.

The city is primarily residential in nature, although it has a number of educational and private and public health-care facilities.

The main industries include building construction, air and space transport, machinery and equipment wholesaling, publishing.

Boroondara is part of the Metropolitan council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here

Australian Bureau of Statistics Demographics

Region Summary - Boroondara

Aboriginal Community Profile

Boroondara Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)

Localities

Ashburton, Balwyn, Balwyn North, Burwood, Camberwell, Canterbury, Deepdeene,Glen Iris, Glenferrie South, Greythorn, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Kew, Kew East, Mont Albert and Surrey Hills.

For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.

Community Satisfaction

City of Boroondara Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Results

Annual Report

City of Boroondara Annual Report 2020/21

Elections

For further information regarding Local Government elections visit:

Councillors

11 Councillors elected in October 2020.

 

Bellevue - Cr Jim Parke

Cotham - Cr Felicity Sinfield

Gardiner - Cr Victor Franco

Glenferrie - Cr Wes Gault - Deputy Mayor

Junction - Cr Di Gillies

Lynden - Cr Lisa Hollingsworth

Maling - Cr Jane Addis - Mayor

Maranoa - Cr Cynthia Watson 

Riversdale - Cr Susan Biggar 

Solway - Cr Garry Thompson 

Studley - Cr Nick Stavrou

Population data

Estimated resident population. Source: Victoria in Future 2016 - Population and Household Projections to 2031

  • 2016 177,053  
  • 2021 185,937 
  • 2026 192,551 
  • 2031 199,314  

Finances

Source: Victoria Grants Commission.
The figures in the bottom two rows of the table show combined one-off and ongoing funding received by council from both the Federal and State Governments. It is important to note that this amount can change significantly from year to year as individual government funding programs change and natural events such as fires and floods occur.

Data shows the amount allocated in respect of the relevant financial year. In some years, that amount will vary from the payments received that year, as a result of the Commonwealth "bringing forward" some payments.

  2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 249.418m
231.719m
211.523m
192.999m
193.705m
176.952m
170.001m
166.358m
159.548m
153.556m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 239.979m
243.978m
242.243m
238.445m
229.627m
222.030m
207.965m
195.963m
185.156m
173.473m
- Rates and Charges 192.919m
189.426m
179.994m
172.058m
166.332m
161.428m
152.040m
144.134m
135.726m
127.692m
- VGC Grants 4.790m 4.769m 4.646m 4.517m 4.368m 4.337m 4.322m 4.316m 4.187m 4.173m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
6.509m 1.285m 2.574m 3.063m 0.729m 3.543m 2.160m 4.124m 2.383m 0.879m
Recurrent Government Grants
12.852m
13.461m
14.307m
15.546m
17.492m
12.906m
9.837m
9.844m
9.541m
9.215m

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