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  • Day 1 of Boroondara election vote counting

    Today I was scrutineering down at the VEC counting centre in Camberwell, which was a very interesting experience. Getting to see democracy work up close is something that I would recommend everyone…

  • Ballots are posted today: know thy candidates

    From today until Thursday, ballot packs will be mailed out to eligible properties in Boroondara and the other councils in Victoria using postal elections. As per VEC regulations, no more than 35%…

  • Day 6: Council Elections 2016 – Nominations close, ballot order revealed

    Welcome to Day 6 of the 2016 council elections! Please read the Day 1 post for an introduction and more information. Final list of nominations and ballot order With nominations closing at…

  • Day 5: Council Elections 2016

    Welcome to Day 5 (technically, counting the weekend) of the 2016 council elections! Please read the Day 1 post for an introduction and more information. Preferences One of the unexpected changes to…

  • Macleay Park Carols in the Park 2015

    The 2015 Carols in the Park event will be held at Macleay Park, North Balwyn tonight (Saturday 12 December) at 6:00pm. Come along for a great community event organised by the North…

  • New mayor, committee chairs and councillor assignments for 2015-2016

    At last night’s council meeting, council elected the mayor and committee chairs for 2015-16. We also appointed councillors to the large number of internal and external committees, alliances and other groups. Cr…

  • ‘Pop up’ council coming to North Balwyn

    As you might have seen in today’s Progress Leader, Council is trialing a new idea that came out of our recent community innovation tournament. The idea is for council services to travel…

  • Council passes 2015-16 budget for Boroondara

    Yesterday Council unanimously passed the 2015-16 Boroondara Budget. While we prepare for the impending rate capping in the next financial year, Council has been able to include a rate rise reduction to…

  • 2013-14 Boroondara annual report

    Tonight Council adopted the 2013-14 annual report, which provides an excellent and detailed summary of the work that Council does over the year. Highlights include: Spending $42.9 million on replacing assets Continuing…

  • Public transport changes are here

    Today, PTV’s new timetable changes came into effect, with changes to bus, tram, train and regional services. For Boroondara, it’s a mixed bag. Some of you may have seen this article in…