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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…

  • Clearing my council desk

    When I was first elected in 2012, I anticipated keeping a clean desk with good administrative order. Four years later, this is what awaited me. While my term as councillor officially expires…

  • 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…

  • Day 1: Council Elections 2016

    A brief introduction Here we finally are at Day 1 of the 2016 local government elections for Victoria. I will be posting here over the course of the next few weeks to…

  • 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…

  • New mayor, committee chairs and councillor assignments

    At last night’s council meeting, the election of the new mayor and special committee chairs took place, as well as councillor assignments to the large number of internal and external committees, alliances…