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Message from the Mayor

It is a privilege to be unanimously elected as the 22nd Mayor of Boroondara and I am honoured to serve you in this role.

We have a great City with a proud and engaged community who rate safety highly. Our sense of safety has been affected in recent times with the hoon driving and tack throwing in the Kew Boulevard, increased motor vehicle theft and the constant appearance of graffiti.

As the Christmas and New Year break unfold let’s keep each other in mind. People are preparing for their annual street parties, making arrangements to check mail and look after pets for those going away and checking-in on our elderly neighbours. It does make a difference.

It’s terrific to hear from Boroondara’s Inspector Steve Noy that local police and a rejuvenated Boroondara Neighbourhood Watch are rallying the community to promote the great partnership that can help keep our City safe.

This Council wants your voice in the 10-year community plan. This will guide our services, facilities and future budgets for 2017-27.

Over the coming months there will be many opportunities for you to tell Council what is important to you, your family and your neighbourhood. In March we will present our findings back to you and ask those interested to rank priorities. Find out more by visiting www.boroondara.vic. . With best wishes,

Councillor Phillip Healey Mayor of Boroondara

Strengthening tree protection in Boroondara

Boroondara has a new Tree Protection Local Law - an important mechanism to maintain our treasured significant and canopy trees. We are one of a handful of councils which has control over the removal of significant trees and canopy trees on private property in our municipality, after Council approved a new Tree Protection Local Law in August. Significant trees are listed on Council’s website, while canopy trees are those over the minimum size specified in the Local Law. Sometimes, a tree may need to be removed. This could be due to the poor health of the tree

or because the tree poses an unacceptable safety risk. The new Tree Local Law provides a balanced approach between the need to protect healthy trees and providing flexibility to residents who need to remove canopy trees within their property. The new local law, which replaces an earlier version, includes tougher enforcement capabilities. This includes additional offences and improvement in the replacement planting requirements.

For more information about Tree Protection Local Law visit .

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Front cover: (left to right) co-owners of award winning butcher Ashburton Meats, Paul Klooster and Colin McMicking.

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A Boroondara Christmas Each year our Christmas Program supports a vibrant and festive spirit in Boroondara. Bring a friend, visitor or the family and enjoy your local shopping centre, as there are plenty of Christmas decorations and installations on show. After dusk the Hawthorn Arts Centre will be illuminated and the civic square will feature a light display. Don’t miss the multi-faceted jewel decorations placed in the civic square. They are made up of panels that offer a semi-translucent display during the day, and light up at night.

Outside the Camberwell Library, the civic space features a giant interactive storybook A Boroondara Christmas Story. Enjoy the magic of Christmas through this tale of adventure that has been specially written and crafted for Boroondara. Copies of A Boroondara Christmas Story are available at all Boroondara libraries, or online at christmas-book .

If in Kew visit the Kew Court House which features an animated Australian Christmas light projection on the building facade from dusk.

For more festive events in your local area, visit .

Join the holiday program Join us from Monday 9 to Friday 20 January 2017 for our Library School Holiday Program - Make It! All sessions are free but online bookings are required (except for Family Storytimes). Online bookings open at 10am on Monday 12 December 2016.

For more details about the Boroondara School Holiday program visit .

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Changes to Council services

To find out what changes are happening to Council services during the festive break visit . |


This festive season, shop local, shop fresh For 85 years the Camberwell Fresh Food Market has been a place where stories and banter are traded with the same zeal as fish, flowers, fruit, chicken, chives and chorizo. This Christmas source a feast that promises to be the most delicious ever. Browse among expert butchers, fishmongers, florists, fruiterers and deli owners who are waiting to fill up your baskets. The Camberwell Fresh Food Market is much more than a place for shopping, it’s an experience to be savoured. This season enjoy the market buzz, ambient lighting, music, spruiking, smells of fresh fruit herbs and flowers, artisan meats, cheeses and breads - there is nothing quite like it. For opening hours visit .

Fast fact: Did you know the Camberwell Fresh Food Market has been serving up fresh produce since the 1930s? The original site was actually a horse carriage factory.

Markets in Boroondara include: Boroondara Farmers Market Camberwell Fresh Food Market Camberwell Sunday Market Hawthorn Craft Market

Visit for more information on market dates and events, and what’s on for Christmas. You can also view the . Check out some old and new favourites on the Boroondara business scene. 04 | DECEMBER 2016 / JANUARY 2017


the season to buy local

Christmas shopping in Boroondara can be a pleasant experience no need to battle the hordes in busy shopping malls. Why not enjoy the sunshine and fresh air at one of our relaxed local shopping strips? Or simply enjoy the celebrations and indulge at one of our many artisan delis, top restaurants, or quality markets. The festive season is truly the time to enjoy all that Boroondara has on offer.

Gibson’s Wine Bar

Tim’s Bookshop

Looking for the perfect drop of Australian or New Zealand wine, or somewhere to rest your weary legs and perhaps share a cheese platter? Gibson’s Wine Bar in Hawthorn is the place for you. Allan Gibson has been selling boutique wines for 12 years. Enjoy a bottle at home, or indulge in a glass (or two) in the cosy surrounds of the bar. Patrons can also order in from one of the many nearby takeaway joints, and make your own unique food and wine pairings. Visit Gibsons’ Wine Bar at 73 Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

Tim’s Bookshop in Maling Road, Canterbury and the Kew High Street is a family owned independent business that’s been selling a wide range of books to Boroondara residents since the 1980s. They stock all the latest releases and classics, including children’s books which are a specialty. Owner Lynn Frankes predicts the latest in Aaron Blabey’s Pig the Pug series - Pig the Elf, will be a hit with young ones this Christmas. Staff are happy to make reading recommendations, can order special titles, offer free gift wrapping and also sell gift vouchers. Visit .


(Canterbury and Kew)

Ashburton Meats (Ashburton)

Award-winning butcher Ashburton Meats has been serving the community top quality, ethically sourced products for over nine years. Co-owners Paul Klooster and Colin McMicking, whose store is in the Top Six Retail Butchers of Victoria, also have their own line of condiments. Visit them on the Ashburton High Street, or order online at .

Belinda Jane’s (Burwood Village)

Belinda Jane’s (which recently relocated from Ashburton to Burwood Village) is a homewares and gift store with a difference. It features a nursery and garden consultancy, and runs mini landscape workshops for adults and children (think unique fairy gardens and Hamptons-style beachscapes). Belinda Janes is the perfect spot to pick up a gift, a ready-made miniscape or learn how to make one yourself. Workshops can also be booked for birthday parties. Visit .

Mallalieu Boutique & Artisan Deli (Auburn Village)


Mother and daughter team Kathy and Hannah Wadsworth offer a visual and gastronomical feast. You’ll be enchanted by their collection of quality, classic designer clothing, accessories, shoes, handbags, vintage pieces and homewares. Step into the larder and follow the smell of fresh coffee into the café. It offers a French inspired full menu, baked goods made on the premises, and a lovely courtyard to enjoy feasting in the sun. Visit .

Need a break after the Christmas rush? Or want to spoil a loved one with the trip of a lifetime? Ask the experts at Balwyn’s Travelrite International. The family business has been operating in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs for 33 years. The award winning travel agency specialises in unique escorted interest tours and cruises to many locations worldwide. For more information email .

(Balwyn) |


Boroondara Citizen of the Year awards

Thank you to everyone who nominated members of our community for the 2017 Boroondara Citizen, Young Citizen and Volunteer of the Year awards. The calibre of nominations received is impressive and we are looking forward to announcing the winners at the Boroondara Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony on 26 January 2017. The winners will be selected by a panel that will assess the nominee’s participation in activities that benefit the Boroondara community, as well as other criteria.

Between January 2015 and August 2016, 1,830 people became Australian citizens at ceremonies hosted by the City of Boroondara. Residents born in China, India and Malaysia represented the highest growth in population among the 85 denoted countries. The population of Boroondara is culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse. View our Cultural Diversity Plan 2014-18 at diversity .

For more information about the awards, call Council’s Governance Department on 9278 4475 or visit .

Prepare for fire hazards

Notice long grass, firewood, cuttings, dry branches and rubbish piling up around your house? These are all significant fire hazards that need to be removed. The risk of fires starting and spreading to neighbouring properties is greatly decreased when properties are well-maintained. Landlords are jointly responsible with their tenant to maintain rented properties. Tips to reduce fire hazard: • mow your lawns regularly to keep grass height at less than 150mm • store building materials and firewood neatly, away from your home and fence line, and • remove all dead foliage and undergrowth from outdoor areas. Residents are required by law to keep property free of fire hazards. Council investigates reports of possible fire hazards and conducts an annual inspection of undeveloped land and properties that are considered a risk. For information about preparing your property for the fire season visit . For enquiries regarding fire hazard infringements contact Local Laws on 9278 4949.

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Access your Council anywhere anytime When we asked you what services you would like more of the feedback was clear - a better website with the opportunity to do more online. So recently we’ve been busy building new eForms on the City of Boroondara website to provide just that—a more convenient way to access Council services whenever, or wherever you need them. In the coming months we’ll be working to update our website. You can look forward to an optimised mobile browsing experience and desktop. This is a project we’re rolling out in consultation with the community, so rest assured our new website will serve our residents and businesses. Our mail, in-person, and telephone services will still remain available to you. To access all our current online services visit or call Simon Smithson on 9278 4244.

This is your community, help shape its future.

Community • Environment • Places and spaces • Community leadership • Economy

Tell us what’s important to you and your community for now and the future. We want to know what you love about Boroondara, what’s important to you and what we can do to support your wellbeing. This is your chance to influence Council’s decision making and help create a 10-year community plan that truly reflects the values and aspirations of the people of Boroondara. The results of this survey will be used to identify priorities that will be presented to the community for their feedback in March 2017. |


Community groups and events Send your community group and event details to us at BusyFeet dance class

Christmas Lunch at Habitat Uniting Church, Kew

Dancing for grownups

BusyFeet Boroondara in action.

More than just lunch.

DanceRetro - for the health of it!

Despite Ciska Colussi living on the other side of the city, every week she makes a three hour round trip to Hawthorn to volunteer as a dance instructor for BusyFeet Boroondara. She is part of a similarly devoted band of volunteers who dedicate their time to ensure the Canterbury and Camberwell Rotary supported program “finds its feet” in the local area.

There’s at least one place you can go this Christmas where an instant family awaits. Habitat Uniting Church Kew will again be putting on a free Christmas lunch, where everyone is invited to share a yarn and a feast.

When asked why Kate Stanford founded dance sessions for grownups, she responded, “why should the kids have all the fun?”.

Co-program leader, Jenni Nankevis says that the dance program is designed for children and teens with a disability and so each student is shadowed by their own volunteer to guide them step by step through each class. “If it takes a child six months to learn a dance step then so be it. The idea is that children can learn at their own pace,” said Jenni. “Siblings are also welcome to come along and use the facilities at Council’s Youth Services Centre to do their homework and parents can share a coffee and have that much needed respite.” What: BusyFeet Boroondara are a free, after school dance class for children with disabilities aged six to 16. When: Wednesdays, 4.30pm (except for school holidays). Where: Youth Services Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn. For more information contact Jenni Nankervis 0407 334 107, email or visit .

“It’s for whoever doesn’t have others to share Christmas Day with. Come sit with us, have a chat and a really nice feed,” said organiser, Rev. Natalie Dixon-Monu. Thanks to the efforts of local fundraisers the meal is extra special, complete with formal table settings laid out by Rotary Club members. “My whole family come down and that’s our Christmas lunch. It’s not about indulgence and consumerism; it’s about community,” explains Natalie. “I love it. I just wouldn’t do Christmas any other way.” If you’d like to spend a warm and pressurefree Christmas with like-minded community members, please book yourself a seat. If you can lend a hand with food prep, offer good company or other support, contact Natalie on the number below.

She stresses that anyone who loves dancing to retro pop music is more than welcome to come along and dance for the health of it! “When I go to the other side of 50 I thought people our age seem to only dance at weddings and birthdays now. When the old school music plays, the dance floor is full other than that, people just don’t dance.” Inspired by this thought, Kate created DanceRetro. The sessions include half, step by step dance lessons, and half, free dancing. Comfy shoes are best, but as Kate has said, some people are used to dancing in Elton John type platforms so anything you’re comfortable in is fine. Come alone or bring a friend.

When: doors open 11:30am, 25 December 2016.

What: informal, social dancing to old school music from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Where: Habitat Uniting Church, 23 Highbury Grove, Kew.

When: 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Tuesdays.

For more information call Natalie on 0409 019 269 by 22 December 2016.

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DanceRetro is a casual, informal and social dance session run by qualified, experienced and fun-loving teacher, Kate.

Where: the Exclusive Beats Boutique Dance Studio, 192 Canterbury Road, Canterbury. Cost: $10 at the door For more information call Kate 0417 545 024 or visit .

What’s on at your Neighbourhood House Connect, learn and grow with your local community

New Year resolutions

Let your local neighbourhood house help you to achieve your goals for the new year. Each house has a different range of services to support you to make positive changes in your life. From exercise programs through to learning a new skill, or exploring our range of childcare options, we can help you find balance in your life.


Gentle yoga

Fitness classes - over 50s


Hawthorn Community House Increase your fitness, burn calories and tone your body with this fun boxing class - 6.45am to 7.30am, Tuesdays. Cost: $113 (nine weeks).

Bowen Street Community Centre Quality childcare educators offering sessional childcare on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Cost: $39 per session (three hour) and $65 per session (five hour), 10 weeks.


Camberwell Community Centre German beginners - 10am to 12noon, Saturdays. Friendly Tapas Spanish conversation Friday mornings and Vive le France French all levels, all day Mondays.

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre Enjoy a medium paced walk around the neighbourhood – 9am to 10.30am, Mondays. Cost: free with Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre membership.

Walking groups

Look up some of the wonderful activities we have on offer and enrol in a short course now – and check out our websites for our latest programmes and events!


Greythorn Rd

Bulle en

Cotham Rd

Belmore Rd

Balwyn Rd

Harp Rd



French Polishing & Furniture Restoration


Whitehorse Rd

& Up-Cycling Workshop

Union Rd


Burke Rd



Studl ey Park Rd

Power St

Watercolour Painting

Ashburton: Mon Easter n Arteri - 3pm Experienced Tue 1pm al 11/7 (8wks); 3/101.30pm - 3.30pm Beginner/Expe (8wks) $135 rienced Wed 7pm 12/7 (10wks) $135; - 9pm 4/10 (10wks) $135 Beginner 27/7 (8wks); 19/10 Balwyn: Mon 10am (8wks) $135 11/7 (9wks); 3/10 - 12pm Mon 1pm - 3pm (9wks) $177

18/7 (9wks); 3/10 About our Centres (9wks) $177

Thu 10am - 12pm 14/7 (9wks); 6/10 (9wks) $177 Thu 7.30pm - 9.30pm 14/7Art Children and Teen Activities (9wks); 6/10 Fri 10am - 12pm (9wks) $177 Community 15/7 (9wks); 7/10 Camberwell: Tue (9wks) $177 The Arts 19/7 (5wks); 25/1010am - 12.30pm (5wks) $130 Tue 1pm - 3pm Creative 19/7 (8wks) $165; Wed 10am - 12pm 4/10 (7wks) $145 Cooking 13/7 (9wks) $175; Thu 10am - 12pm 5/10 (9wks) $175 Health and Wellbeing 21/7 (8wks); 6/10 Languages Thu 7pm - 9pm (8wks) $165 14/7 (8wks); 6/10 Technology and Workskills (8wks) $165 Canterbury: Tue 12/7 (8wks); 4/109.30am - 11.30am General Interest – Bookgroups, Cards and Games (8wks) $180 Tue 12.45pm 2.45pm 12/7 (8wks); Room Hire 11/10 (8wks) $180 Surrey Hills: Wed 13/7 (10wks) $180;10am - 12pm Volunteer Activites 5/10 (11wks) $198 Wed 1pm - 3pm Workshops13/7 (10wks) $180; 5/10 (11wks) $198

Child Care

Festivals and Events

Cheese Making

Jewellery from & Found ObjectsHousehold Plastics Toorak Rd

Create stunning wearable pieces (bracelet, necklace, of art plastics and ‘found earrings) using simple objects’. Includes design and construction using basic Alamein: Sat 2pm - 5pm 10/9 (1wk) tools. $45

Knit and Yarn

with Instructor

2 Come 7 along and get advice on knitting or crotchet. 1 All levels. Balwyn: Thu 1pm - 3pm (ongoing) s Creek $15 per iner session



Camberwell: 1 Tue 23/8 (3wks) $100 9.30am - 12.30pm

2 Patchwork & Quilting Group Ashburton:2Thu 1pm

$4 per session

4 Spinners & Knitters

- 3pm (ongoing)

Group 5 Ashburton: 2nd and 1pm - 3pm (ongoing)4th Wed of month $4 per session 6

Stitch & Chat

Camberwell: 7Thu (ongoing) $5 per 10.30am - 12.30pm 8 session Surrey Hills: Mon 1.30pm - 3.30pm fortnightly 10 10/10 (5wks) $4 11/7 (5wks) per session

12 Tapestry Workgroup

Balwyn: Tue 10pm 13 - 12pm (ongoing) $5 per session

Upholstery &14Soft


Turn that old piece 14 of furniture something beautiful! into Canterbury: Tue 14 12.45pm - 3.45pm9.45am - 12.45pm or 11/7 (9wks); 4/10 14 (9wks) $252

Afghan Cookbook

Produced by the Women’s Group, ladies of the Afghan the secrets of thethis cookbook shares to enjoy at home. Afghan kitchen for you Craig: $10

Balwyn: Wed 12.30pm - 3.30pm Mont Albert Rd 13/7 (9wks); 5/10 Barkers Rd (9wks) $273 Polymer Clay Thu 9.15am 10 - 11.45am 6 Make beautiful 14/7 (9wks); 6/10 8 jewellery and accessories. (9wks) $227 Canterbury Rd Ashburton: Thu 12.30pm Burwood Mon Rd 3.30pm 25/7 (4wks) $55 10am - 11.30am 14/7 (9wks); 6/10 Prospect Hill Rd or $15 casual class (9wks) $273 Thu 7.30pm - 9.30pm Riversdale Rd 14/7 (9wks); 6/10 (9wks) $197 Introduction

Riversdale Rd Video Techniques:

Learn how to take 5 Cam high quality videos. Alamein: Fri 12.30pm ber wel - 3pm 4 7/10 (4wks) $160 l Rd

We have many years of experience with fantastic tutors and courses that are constantly evolving and growing to meet community need. Most importantly, there is something for everyone - from the very young to most senior. Courses are a mix of term based, short courses and one-off programs. Often activities can be joined mid-term. We try to keep the cost of our programs affordable and accessible, some are even free. Call our Centres for further details on any course that you are considering, we are happy to help.

Fashion Fixing

“Show n Tell” consultations, make tote bag. Class covers: sewing, clothing alterations, hand ‘re-creation’. Alamein: Sat 10am - 1pm 10/9 (1 session) $40; 12/11 (1 session) $40

Doncaster Rd

Kilby Rd

Glenferrie Rd


Bobbin Lace

Ashburton: Tue 1pm - 3pm 12/7 (10wks); 4/10 (10wks) $175

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Yarra River

Highfield Rd

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Cooking Textiles, Jewellery & Furniture

The ten Boroondara Community and Neighbourhood Houses are located throughout the City of Boroondara. Freeway



Centre Locations


Download a copy of the the full Boroondara Short Course Guide at: . Printed copies are also available at Boroondara libraries and neighbourhood houses.

Our Centres offer over 200 courses and activities; art groups, further education and personal development, friendly fullyaccredited childcare facilities, child and youth activities, social groups and fitness classes – all conveniently located around ber 2016 Decem Boroondara. You will be surprised how close you are to one!


Boroondara Community & Neighbourhood Houses Short Course Guide The City of Boroondara is home to ten Community and Neighbourhood Houses.

Tooronga Rd

Learn a new language

Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre Learn to play, relax and have fun with the ukulele - 7pm to 8pm, Mondays. Cost: $130 (10 weeks). Details: 9853 3126.

Warrigal Rd

More me time – childcare

Early morning boxing

Summerhill Rd

Balwyn Community Centre Two, three and five hour slots weekdays. Start the new year with some me time. Details: 9836 7942.

Trafalgar Rd

Occasional childcare

The Craig Family Centre Take an hour out of your week for the creative and revitalising pursuit of inner wellbeing - 7.30pm, Wednesdays. Cost: $10 per session (no bookings necessary).

Burke Rd

Ashburton Community Centre Come and enjoy this fun class. Beginners welcome. Improve your fitness through gentle exercises to music. Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings. Cost: $7 per session.

Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre This gentle class incorporates stretching, relaxation and breathing techniques, optimising health and wellbeing - 9.30am to 10.30am, Tuesdays from 31 January 2017. Cost: $99 (nine weeks).

Glen Iris Rd

Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre Strengthen your core muscles giving you a better posture and flexibility for 2017 - 6.30pm to 7.30pm Tuesdays from 31 January 2017. Cost: $100 (eight sessions).

Come along and learn mozzarella, camemberthow to make and feta in a relaxed atmosphere your cheeses home and you get to take with you. Bowen Street: Sat 13/8; $85 or Sun 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm 9/10; $85

Cooking Small Eating Well Kitchen Demo

An ongoing fortnightly program for older people to explore to cook for one new recipes and learn or Hawthorn: Tue two people. 1pm - 3pm 12/7 Fortnightly $6 per session

Gourmet Baking

Gourmet Christmas

Goodies Balwyn: Fri 10am - 3pm 11/11 (1 workshop) $95 Japanese Cooking

Street Foods; Okonomiyaki; Vegetarian; Sushi Roll Surrey Hills: Fri 7pm - 9pm 5/8; 9/9; 7/10; 2/12 (1 session each) $70

Kitchen to the

Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre 49 Ashburn Grove, Ashburton. Ph: 9885 9401 Ashburton Community Centre 160 High Street, Ashburton. Ph: 9885 7952

Balwyn Community Centre 412 Whitehorse Road, Surrey Hills. Ph: 9836 7942

The Craig Family Centre 7 Samarinda Avenue, Ashburton. Ph: 9885 7789

Bowen Street Community Centre Camberwell 102 Bowen Street, Camberwell. Ph: 9889 0791

Hawthorn Community House 32 Henry Street, Hawthorn. Ph: 9819 2629

Camberwell Community Centre 33 Fairholm Grove, Camberwell. Ph: 9882 2611

Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre 2-12 Derby Street, Kew. Ph: 9853 3126

Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre 2 Rochester Road, Canterbury. Ph: 9830 4214

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre 157 Union Road, Surrey Hills. Ph: 9890 2467 |


The Afghan Women’s DVD share their culture Cooking Group and amazing cuisine this short film. in Craig: $9 incl. postage

Men Making Meals

Ashburton: Thu 10am - 12.30pm 18/7 (5wks); 10/10 (5wks) $160

Preserving Workshops

Citrus; Christmas Surrey Hills: Sat Gifts 9.30am - 12.30pm 13/8; 12/11 (1 session) $70

Centre details can

Your local Neighbourhood Houses


Carla Learn to make yummy biscuits and sweet treats for yourself or for gifts. Bowen Street: Thu 7pm - 9pm 15/8; $40 Ingredients included

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Help with pool compliance

Going on holidays? What about Fido?

Swimming pools and spas are popular in Boroondara but they do pose significant dangers to young children if the safety barrier is non-compliant.

Council investigates complaints and conducts proactive and random inspections of pools and spas throughout Boroondara. In most cases, non-compliant barriers are found due to a lack of maintenance over many years. Property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure safety barriers are compliant. Requirements vary depending on when the pool or spa was constructed. For more information visit swimming-pools or contact Council’s Building Services on 9278 4999. Council also offers a user pay service to ensure safety barriers comply with the legal requirements. To request an inspection, visit .

Dogs are social creatures and can suffer from separation anxiety when left alone. This may lead to excessive barking which can lead to a breach of the law. You can reduce your dog’s distress by maintaining their usual care and routine. Consider organising a pet-sitter or booking a doggy day-care. It’s also a good idea to check that your fence is secured to prevent injuries and escapee pets. Barking can significantly impact others and dog owners are ultimately responsible for preventing this nuisance behaviour impacting on neighbours. For more information visit or call 9278 4444.

Have you downloaded these free apps? Spotted a dangerous pothole? Or maybe some broken playground equipment? Get it fixed quickly and easily using Snap Send Solve. For more information visit .

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My-waste® is now a part of Recycle Coach. Keep track of waste collections and set reminders. Search the ‘What Goes Where?’ database and do your bit for the environment. For more information visit .

New signs highlight nature’s stories

Have you visited Hays Paddock, Burke Road South Wetlands or Freeway Golf Course lately? If so, you might have seen our new interpretive signs. The signs let visitors better understand the importance of these sites to promote nature conservation within Boroondara. They feature a mix of stories and interesting facts about local native animals, plants and the landscape, and new “totem” signs show common birds for easy identification. Did you know that eastern-long necked turtles like to hang out on the Freeway Golf Course’s sixth fairway? Golfers often see the turtles basking on nearby rocks or making their way across the fairway during the breeding season. In conjunction with this project, another two signs have been installed at Koonung Creek and Willsmere Billabong on managing off-leash dogs near sensitive biodiversity sites like wetlands. The new signs provide recommendations on keeping dogs safe and protecting the natural values of these special environments.

For more information on the new interpretive signs, contact Andrea Lomdahl, Environment and Sustainable Living on 9278 4011 or visit our biodiversity web page . |


Boroondara Arts

What’s on

Boroondara Arts is thrilled to present a 2017 program jam-packed with performing arts, exhibitions, public programs, workshops and family events. Performance From Melbourne Ballet Company and The Zelman Symphony, through to big bands, classical, cabaret and the 11 piece explosion that is The Bombay Royale - 2017 will see Hawthorn Arts Centre bursting with must-see events. Our acoustic jewel, the Kew Court House will feature collaborations from some of Australia’s most interesting artists as well as music from Turkey, Italy, Greece, Colombia and Africa. Further highlights include much-loved folk singer Archer, distinguished pianist and composer Paul Grabowski, South African and Australian music royalty The Royal Swazi Spa, dance extravaganza The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair and renowned classical ensemble FourPlay … and much, much more. Families Sharing stories, recounting parents’ favourite car songs and laughing at those ridiculous low-brow kids’ comedians are all memories formed together by kids and their families. With brilliant theatre such as Griffin Theatre’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic The Witches, hilarious comedy from The Listies and some of the best music in town, enjoy some moments that might just hang around in the family memory bank for life.

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Participate Both inside our amazing venues, and outside in your local neighbourhoods, our Participate Program offers a variety of low cost and free creative opportunities to get involved with in 2017. Want to dance like no one is watching or explore the wetlands trails and frog habitats of your local billabong? Want to upskill your arts practice and work towards world domination? We’ve got you covered. Town Hall Gallery Town Hall Gallery has an exciting program of exhibitions, public programs and events planned for 2017. The curated exhibitions will showcase works from The Collection, commissioned works by new artists and a survey of Clement Meadmore’s design practice. We will kick off our program highlighting recent sculptural acquisitions by leading Australian artist, Emily Floyd from 14 January to 12 March 2017. This will be followed by an exhibition which takes a look at some of Melbourne’s most interesting emerging abstract painters. For more information on our Performance, Family, Participate and Town Hall Gallery programs, please visit .

What’s on at Town Hall Gallery Gallery 1: Shape of the Life-World by Alysia Rees and Samantha Semmens Gallery 2: Field Libraries by Emily Floyd Gallery 3: Forms of Play, by Sarah Crowest, Jenny Zhe Change and Henry Madin.

Town Hall Gallery kicks off 2017 with three complementary exhibitions that are playful and interactive, with a focus on Melbourne based artists. When: Saturday 14 January to Sunday 12 March 2017

What’s on at Hawthorn Arts Centre On The Corner

For three Friday nights in early 2017, the corner of Glenferrie and Burwood roads will spring to life with our free live music series, On The Corner. Make the most of the summer evenings and enjoy an end of week drink while listening to great music in the heart of Glenferrie. Check the blackboard in the civic space on the morning of the event to see who’s playing.

Walk and Talk

Join the Town Hall Gallery on a curator-led tour of the exhibitions, just prior to the exhibition opening. This is a fantastic way to gain insight into the curatorial process, and obtain a deeper understanding of the artworks.

When: from 6pm, Fridays 20 and 27 January, 3 February 2017.

When: 1pm (for a 1.15pm start), Saturday 14 January 2017

Cost: free.

Cost: free (bookings essential).

Where: Hawthorn civic space, adjacent to Hawthorn Arts Centre.

For bookings and more information Hawthorn Arts Centre 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn Phone: 9278 4770 /hawthornartscentre /hawthornarts /hawthornartscentre

The Kew Court House 188 High Street, Kew Phone: 9278 4770 /kewcourthouse /kewcourthouse /kew-court-house

Town Hall Gallery 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn Phone: 9278 4626 /townhallgallery /townhallgallery /townhallgallery |


Avoid shingles

Protect your kids

Are you 70 years or older?

Protect yourself against pain and long term complications caused by shingles, with a FREE vaccine provided by your GP (consultation fees may apply). A single dose of Zoster vaccine (Zostavax®) will be funded for: • people aged 71 to 79 years as a catch up program until 31 October 2021 • people aged 70 years and over as an ongoing program.

Learn about infant and child resuscitation, and the signs of potentially serious illnesses with this two hour program. Through practical demonstrations and the use of child and infant mannequins, parents, carers and grandparents will learn CPR for children and infants and how to correctly help a choking child. Cost: $35 per person For dates and bookings please call 9278 4607 or email .

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Boroondara Library Service All Boroondara libraries are now open on Sundays from 1pm to 5pm Camberwell library will now be open from Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. Current library opening hours across Boroondara can be found at or call 9278 4666.

Programs and events All sessions are free.

There is something of interest for everyone at the Boroondara libraries. For a full list of our events and activities, call 9278 4666 or visit Take the library with you

Love Summer Reading competition

Home Library Service




Explore everything the library has to offer from the comfort of your home or while you’re on the go. A flight overseas, visiting the gym, a trip to the beach or a quiet weekend at home - wherever you are, Boroondara libraries come with you. When you’re a Boroondara libraries member you can access a wide range of digital content for free, all you need is your library card. Visit www.libraries.boroondara.vic. for more information.

Ashburton Library 154 High Street, Ashburton

Tell us what books you’ve read these holidays to enter the prize draw. Primary and secondary school students can enter at your library or online until Friday 10 February 2017.

The Boroondara Home Library Service offers housebound residents regular deliveries of books and library materials of interest.

Library opening hours

All Boroondara libraries are now open on Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. Camberwell Library is now open from Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. Current library opening hours across Boroondara can be found at or call 9278 4666.

Balwyn Library* 336 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn

Camberwell Library 340 Camberwell Road, Camberwell

Nothing should stop you borrowing from the library.

To enquire, contact libraries enquiries on 9278 4666 and ask for the Home Library Service Librarian, email homelibraryservice@boroondara. or send an enquiry via our website.

Hawthorn Library 584 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

*While Balwyn Library undergoes a substantial redevelopment from 6 January 2017, the library will be temporarily located at the former Balwyn Leisure Centre at 230 Balwyn Road, Balwyn from 19 January 2017.

Kew Library corner Cotham Road and Civic Drive, Kew |


Contact us

Boroondara councillors Cr Phillip Healey Mayor Studley Ward Including parts of Kew and Kew East

Ph: 9278 4457 or 0437 374 773 phillip.healey@

Cr Jim Parke Bellevue Ward

Including parts of Kew East and Balwyn North Ph: 9835 7840 Twitter: @JimParke jim.parke@

Cr Felicity Sinfield Cotham Ward

Including Deepdene and parts of Kew, Kew East, Balwyn and Balwyn North Ph: 9835 7841 or 0418 793 573 felicity.sinfield@

Cr Coral Ross Gardiner Ward

Including parts of Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Camberwell and Glen Iris Ph: 9835 7842 or 0438 005 225 coral.ross@

Telephone: 9278 4444 After hours emergency: 9278 4444

Cr Jack Wegman Junction Ward

Including parts of Hawthorn East, Camberwell and Canterbury Ph: 9835 7843 jack.wegman@

Cr Lisa Hollingsworth Lynden Ward Including parts of Camberwell, Glen Iris and Canterbury

Ph: 9835 7844 or 0417 908 485 lisa.hollingsworth@

Cr Jane Addis Maling Ward

Including parts of Canterbury, Surrey Hills and Balwyn Ph: 9835 7845 or 0409 267 902


Cr Cynthia Watson Maranoa Ward

Including parts of Balwyn, Balwyn North and Mont Albert Ph: 9835 7846 or 0419 488 204 cynthia.watson@

Cr Steve Hurd Glenferrie Ward

Cr Garry Thompson Solway Ward

Ph: 9835 7849 or 0417 708 182

Ph: 9835 7847 or 0417 153 512



Including parts of Hawthorn and Hawthorn West

Including parts of Ashburton and Glen Iris

Which ward do you call home? If you are unsure which ward you reside in, call 9278 4444 or visit to find out.

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Free interpreting service: 9278 4002 For speech or hearing impaired: National Relay Service TTY 13 36 77 Speak and Listen 1300 555 727 Email: Web: Twitter: @Boroondara Facebook: /boroondaracouncil YouTube: /boroondara Postal address: Private Bag 1 Camberwell VIC 3124 Council offices: Camberwell, 8 Inglesby Road Hawthorn Customer Service, 360 Burwood Road Kew Customer Service, corner Cotham Road and Civic Drive Audio Bulletin The Boroondara Bulletin is available on an audio CD from Vision Australia or download selected mp3 sound files at . The new Boroondara website will be available in May 2017 and will include an accessible copy of the Bulletin replacing the audio CD. Translation needed? If you would like a section of this document translated please call Customer Service on 9278 4444 or make your request through Council’s free interpreting service on 9278 4002. Mandarin 如果您希望我们翻译本文档的某部分, 请联系市议会的免费普通话口译服务,电 话:8692 2945 Cantonese 如果您希望我們翻譯本文檔的某部分,請 聯繫市議會的免費粵語口譯服務, 電話:8692 2941

Boroondara Bulletin - December 2016 - January 2017