Council Chamber - Governance

What is Council?

The local government of the City of Boroondara is responsible for more than 150 services, from family and children's services, traffic regulation, open space, youth facilities, waste management and community building; to matters concerning business development, planning for appropriate development and ensuring accountability for Council's budget.

The Council comprises 10 elected citizens of Boroondara. Councillors work with the community and its Administration in setting Council's strategic direction. The Mayor is elected by his or her fellow Councillors to represent the views and directions of Council, and provide leadership of the Council as 'first among equals'.

The Administration's role is to advise Council, implement decisions of Council and deliver services. The Administration is accountable to Council through the Chief Executive Officer.

Agenda papers and the minutes of Council meetings can be viewed online or at Council Customer Service Centres and libraries.