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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

Victoria in Future

Boroondara - Victoria in Future 2016

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 2016

City of Boroondara Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Results 2017 

Elections

Boroondara City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 10 wards and 10 councillors.

Councillors are elected through preferential voting. Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2020.

Visit the Guide for more information on Council Elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details.

 

Councillors

10 Councillors elected in October 2016.

 

Bellevue - Cr Jim Parke - Mayor

Cotham - Cr Felicity Sinfield

Gardiner - Cr Coral Ross

Glenferrie - Cr Steve Hurd

Junction - Cr Jack Wegman

Lynden - Cr Lisa Hollingsworth

Maling - Cr Jane Addis

Maranoa - Cr Cynthia Watson

Solway - Cr Garry Thompson

Studley - Cr Phillip Healey 

 

 



Population data

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

  • 2016 201,429  
  • 2021 210,922  
  • 2026 218,656  
  • 2031 227,544  

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.

  2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 176.952m
170.001m
166.358m
159.548m
153.556m
151.484m
138.612m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 222.030m
207.965m
195.963m
185.156m
173.473m
178.268m
156.830m
- Rates and Charges 161.428m
152.040m
144.134m
135.726m
127.692m
119.141m
111.357m
- VGC Grants 4.337m 4.322m 4.316m 4.187m 4.173m 4.024m 3.818m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
3.543m 2.160m 4.124m 2.383m 0.879m 1.358m 3.659m
Recurrent Government Grants
12.906m
9.837m
9.844m
9.541m
9.215m
9.358m
9.057m

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