A Cat Curfew in Boroondara

Cats: cute, furry killing machines LWT Boroondara City Council will soon table a petition to consider introducing a cat-curfew. Boroondara hosts a wide variety of animals including birdlife, invertebrates, frogs, possums, bats, turtles and many more. Despite the breadth of scientific data explaining just how devastating cats (domestic and feral)…
21 February 2024
BoroondaraPlanning regulations

Preserving Community Voices in Planning

Preserving Community Voices in Planning Markham Estate Artist impression John Friend-Pereira Recent planning reforms introduced in the State Government’s 2023 Housing Statement will have far reaching impacts on our suburbs. The Statement includes 32 planning reforms, granting the Minister for Planning more power. However, the changes fall short of effectively…
18 February 2024
BoroondaraClimate crisis

Boroondara’s Climate Action Plan

Boroondara’s Climate Action Plan. Implementation plan for the two years to 30 June 2025 The news that October 2023 was hottest October since records began, with average global temperature thought to be 1.7C above late-1800s levels is both frightening and a massive reminder of the need for immediate action to…
24 November 2023
BoroondaraDoncasterLocal heroes

Local Heroes

Local Heroes We all know people who make valuable and substantial contributions to our community.  If you have a story you want to tell about somebody who you think should be recognised, please email us at But, don't forget to ask them first - it is important that we…
1 November 2023

Nettleton Park

Nettleton Park. Local community connections, an enjoyable day…and one that all will cherish. Ruthie Scharley and Jeff Patchell Nettleton Park is a beautiful green wedge in Glen Iris that is located at the confluence of Back and Gardiners Creeks in the green leafy corridor that lines the waterways. It’s a…
29 October 2022

Canopy Tree Cover – Ian Hundley

Reform of tree regulations is urgent as climate change takes hold Ian Hundley There are serious failings in regulation and administration both at state and local government levels which, together, are compromising the recovery of canopy tree cover in greater Melbourne, and especially in the City of Boroondara. To read…
4 October 2022

Sex Work Decriminalisation

New law says sex workers deserve a fair go in the City of Boroondara Lisa Dallimore and Matthew Roberts The City of Boroondara’s engagement with the sex industry has been non-existent for decades, with the conservative council effectively outlawing all brothels and home-based sex work. But this will change with…
7 June 2022