Councillors of Boroondara Council

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This article covers councillors of the City of Boroondara who make up the council that governs the city.

Powers and duties

The Local Government Act 1989 of the Victorian Parliament sets out the statutory roles of councillors:

(a) to participate in the decision-making of the Council; and

(b) to represent the local community in that decision-making; and

(c) to contribute to the strategic direction of the Council through the development and review of key strategic documents of the Council, including the Council Plan.

— Local Government Act 1989[1]

The practical duties of councillors include:

  • Attending council meetings
  • Fielding inquiries and comments from constituents
  • Representing Council at official functions and events

Councillors are empowered with a vote to use at council meetings and other bodies with delegated authority. They may exercise this vote when making decisions. They are also able to witness statutory declarations and other miscellaneous powers.[1]

Individually, councillors have little authority on their own. They are only able to make decisions affecting council as a collective body with a majority decision.

Selection process


As of December 2022, councillors receive an allowance $37,565 per annum. Boroondara is in the third category of councils set by the state government which stipulates a base allowance of $37,565. The mayor's annual allowance is significantly higher at $124,469 in recognition of the significantly increased workload compared to that of an ordinary councillor. The deputy mayor's allowance is double that of councillors at $62,235. All positions carry an additional 9.25% of superannuation guarantee. [2]

An annual adjustment of 2.5% to account for inflation has been set by the Victorian Minister for Local Government.[3]

Councillors by ward

2020 to present

A new ward, Riversdale, was introduced at the 2020 election following the 2019 Boroondara subdivision review‎‎. This brought the total number of councillors to eleven.

Councillors (grey shading indicates election year)[4][5]
Ward 20 21 22 23
Bellevue Jim Parke
Cotham Felicity Sinfield
Gardiner Victor Franco
Glenferrie Wes Gault
Junction Di Gillies
Lynden Lisa Hollingsworth
Maling Jane Addis
Maranoa Cynthia Watson
Riversdale Susan Biggar
Solway Garry Thompson
Studley Nick Stavrou


1996 to 2020

Councillors (grey shading indicates election year)[6][7]
Ward 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Bellevue Eric Risstrom 1. Luke Tobin Brad Miles Jim Parke
Cotham Geoff Hayes Lachlan Williams 2. David Bloom Judith Voce 5.
Gardiner Will Charlton Coral Ross
Glenferrie Nigel Kirby Meredith Butler Phil Meggs Steve Hurd
Junction Lilian Weinberg Martina Hayes Jack Wegman
Lynden Ian Wallace Heinz Kreutz 6.
Maling Loreto Davey 3. Dick Menting Jane Addis
Maranoa Chris Pattas Nicholas Tragas Philip Mallis Cynthia Watson
Solway Keith Walter 4. Kevin Chow Garry Thompson
Studley Paula Davey Judith Voce Phillip Healey


1. Gina Goldsmith
2. Phil Meggs
3. Dennis Whelan
4. Mary Halikias-Byrnes
5. Felicity Sinfield
6. Lisa Hollingsworth

1994 to 1996

The Cities of Camberwell, Hawthorn and Kew were officially amalgamated into the City of Boroondara on 22 June 1994. Three commissioners were appointed to run the council until elections could be held in 1996: David Glanville (Chairman), David Thomas and Marion McLeod.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Parliament of Victoria. Local Government Act 1989, Section 65. Austlii., accessed: 26 October 2018
  2. 'Allowances for Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Councillors'. Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal. State Government of Victoria., accessed: 22 May 2023
  3. Know Your Council. Councillor renumeration [sic]. 2017., accessed: 6 July 2018
  4. "Past and present councillors". City of Boroondara. Retrieved 2021-02-5.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. "Boroondara City Council profile". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2020-02-05. 
  6. "Past and present councillors". City of Boroondara. Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  7. "Boroondara City Council profile". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2016-07-16. 

See also

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