Local Government


Boroondara’s new Roads Materials Policy

Boroondara's new Road Materials policy  George Demetrios Boroondara Council has recently released a Draft Road Materials Policy, found at, with residents having until the 12 April 2024 to provide submissions. This new policy, if passed as is, has two points of concern for those residents passionate about wanting to…
29 March 2024
BoroondaraEnvironmentLocal Government

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
ConsultationLocal Government

Have your say: local government consultations

Whitehorse Manningham Boroondara Local Government Consultations Community Consultation over your local Council’s Annual Budget Eastsider News The budget of any organisation is an action plan to translate its vision and mission statement into specific projects, programs, services, activities.  At the government level, only municipal councils are required by law to…
1 July 2023
Climate changeWhitehorse

Whitehorse declares a Climate Emergency

The Climate Was Right. Whitehorse declares a Climate Emergency Chris Trueman Whitehorse Council took an historic decision at its meeting on Tuesday 12 September 2022 when it declared a Climate Emergency. A motion to this effect was put forward by Cr Trudy Skilbeck, and seconded by Cr Prue Cutts, Cr…
27 September 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
BoroondaraHistory and HeritagePlanning

Demolition of our heritage continues – Boroondara Heritage Advocacy and Protection Group

Demolition of our heritage continues  Boroondara Heritage Advocacy and Protection group  People in Hawthorn are angry about the limitations of heritage protection and lack of support from authorities to protect their heritage streets.  An example is Wattle Road Hawthorn which was rezoned for residential growth and is experiencing demolition of…
17 October 2021