Act Local. Think Biggar.
In 2020, we have an historic opportunity to improve how we live, work and play locally. Many of us plan on spending more of our time in Boroondara, so let’s make it an even better place to live. We can build on our strengths, on what’s remarkable about our community. To do this, we need trustworthy, independent local government, a proactive and successful path to sustainable living, and thoughtful development which builds on what we love. Let’s do this together by:
Building trust through transparency.
To me, this means listening and promoting two-way engagement between Council and the community. I will work to provide accessible 21st century approaches to engaging, hearing and respecting all voices in our diverse community. Holding ‘Town Hall’ meetings for Riversdale at least every six months will be just one way I will try to address this.
Creating a more climate-resilient Boroondara.
I believe we need to reduce our emissions, educate and support efforts by our community to become more sustainable, while making sensible and effective policy decisions to help us address a changing climate.
Encouraging sensitive and thoughtful development.
By carefully considering the impact of density, traffic, and our changed ways of working and living, we can meet the future without losing our heritage, history and prized appeal.
Integrating our lives locally.
Building on the ’20-minute city concept’, we can improve our ‘walkability’, connect our cycling networks, and support our local businesses to thrive, while attracting new employers to headquarter here. All of this will bring a buzz to Boroondara and Riversdale.
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I acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Owners of the lands on which I live, work and campaign. I pay my respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.