General News

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On Tuesday, 9th May 2017, the City of Boroondara invites you to enjoy breakfast and networking at the Hawthorn Arts Centre. During breakfast you will hear from the founder of ‘Big Hearted Business’, award winning musician and actress Clare Bowditch. The May business breakfast event will provide great opportunities to network with your local business […]


The Minister for Planning’s decision to reform residential zones is unravelling the protection of Boroondara’s neighbourhood character. About 80 percent of our residential area is classified as Neighbourhood Residential Zone where the maximum number of dwellings on a lot is two and the maximum building height limit is 8 metres. Yesterday, the Minister removed the […]

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Our local area is leafy and green, full of natural flora and fauna. Town Hall Gallery has teamed up with the City of Boroondara Parks and Garden’s team to present a tour of Maranoa Gardens in Balwyn, on an early Autumn morning. This is a wonderful opportunity to combine nature and art. Hear directly from […]

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Are you interested in the revitalisation of a major public space in the heart of Kew? The City of Boroondara (Council) is seeking feedback on draft concept plans for improvements to Athenaeum Place in Kew – the brick lane that connects Brougham and Walpole streets. The vision for this project is to create a vibrant and […]

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The City of Boroondara is offering Boroondara-based businesses a new style of workshop: ‘On-Demand’ workshops, where we run a session at your business at a time that suits you. To help local businesses succeed, a key focus of these sessions is improving the online presence of businesses, with topics on offer including visual merchandising, Instagram […]


We’ve recently received reports that people are being sent an email promising a 50% discount if they pay a parking infringement early. This is a scam and if you should receive this message at no time should you click on any of the links in the email. The email might look something like this. If […]

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The Balwyn Community Centre (BCC) at 412 Whitehorse Road, Surrey Hills will undergo a $6.9m upgrade to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the community now and in the future. The upgrade will improve the park and open spaces, provide additional and more functional internal spaces, and relocate Balwyn Maternal and Child Health to […]

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The first sod has been turned on the North East Community Hub project, which will deliver a new $17.2 million facility for people in the City’s north. The Honourable Josh Frydenberg MP, Federal Member for Kooyong, joined the Mayor of Boroondara, Councillor Phillip Healey, Councillor Jim Parke, Councillor Cynthia Watson and community members at the […]

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As we plan the future of our great community, we need you to add your voice to the conversation. Vote for what is most important to you to assist Council’s decisions for our services and budget for the next 10 years. We received over 7,000 responses to the question we asked our community from November […]


Should your beloved moggie and pooch go missing, ensure you can be reunited with them by registering your pet with us. You can easily register, pay for renewal and update your information through our website at Pet registration and payment for April 2017 to April 2018 is due by Monday 10 April 2017. The […]

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