Susan Biggar

Independent candidate for Riversdale Ward, Boroondara

Act Local. Think Biggar.

Susan Biggar

Independent candidate for

Riversdale Ward, Boroondara.

Act Local. Think Biggar.

I am very happy to endorse Susan Biggar as a genuinely independent candidate for Riversdale Ward, whose only loyalty will be to the community and not a political party. I am impressed by her extensive community service and relevant professional experience.

Coral Ross

Gardiner Ward councillor, 2002-20 and Boroondara mayor 2008, 2013-15

Susan Biggar is a person of integrity who was an effective patient advocate at The Royal Children’s Hospital for many years with a generous spirit and keen appetite for positive systems change. She will be a powerful force for good on local council and deserves your vote.

Professor Rod Hunt

Neonatologist at the Royal Children's Hospital and Monash Health

With degrees from Duke and Stanford, Susan Biggar has the intellect, professional track record and policy skills to make a difference. She has been involved in our community for 20 years and is a totally independent candidatejust what we need.

Jane Nathan

Former Hawthorn mayor

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 prioritising:

A thriving local community—a '20-minute city'
  • Reinvigorate our farmers’ markets; enable outdoor dining to help local eateries thrive
  • Complete the east-west off-road cycle route through Boroondara. Improve bicycle parking, including room for bicycle trailers. Improve bicycle parking at railway stations
  • Expand local exercise opportunities to encourage people to stay local – outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts and promote the linking-up of parks to provide off-road walking/exercise/dog-walking routes
  • Attract new employers to establish headquarters here by promoting the advantages of Boroondara: Educated workforce, high level of local amenities, proximity to high-quality schools and public transport infrastructure
A sustainable future
  • Achieve zero Council emissions by 2025 and community emissions by 2043

  • Facilitate take-up of solar and energy storage, especially for body corporates

  • Enhance the tree-canopy cover rules, requiring a one-for-one replacement rule for all developers

  • Transition the council vehicle fleet to electric, and establish charging stations powered with renewable energy

A thoughtful approach to development
  • Prioritise completion of all gap heritage studies and act to protect identified properties

  • Dramatically increase tree planting in streets and parks

  • Establish a Heritage Community Advisory Committee and work with them to simplify our planning scheme to make it more accessible and less red-tape-heavy for all users. Together with Heritage Victoria, advocate to the Victorian government for this change

  • Turn our suburbs into the new “green wedges” and use them to collect water, harness solar power and dramatically increase the rate of tree planting

A Council to listen and act
  • Livestream and record Council meetings, even after the pandemic has passed

  • Hear your voice through community advisory committees on heritage, climate, cycling, small business

  • Hold ‘listening events’ with the community whenever issues of particular interest or concern arise

  • Advocate for the Council to remove limitations on the number and type of questions that can be asked by the community

Want to learn more?

 

To learn more about Riversdale Ward and the upcoming council election, visit the About Riversdale page on my website and keep an eye on my social media for news about upcoming community events.

A thriving local community—a '20-minute city'
  • Reinvigorate our farmers’ markets; enable outdoor dining to help local eateries thrive
  • Complete the east-west off-road cycle route through Boroondara. Improve bicycle parking, including room for bicycle trailers. Improve bicycle parking at railway stations
  • Expand local exercise opportunities to encourage people to stay local – outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts and promote the linking-up of parks to provide off-road walking/exercise/dog-walking routes
  • Attract new employers to establish headquarters here by promoting the advantages of Boroondara: Educated workforce, high level of local amenities, proximity to high-quality schools and public transport infrastructure
A sustainable future
  • Achieve zero Council emissions by 2025 and community emissions by 2043

  • Facilitate take-up of solar and energy storage, especially for body corporates

  • Enhance the tree-canopy cover rules, requiring a one-for-one replacement rule for all developers

  • Transition the council vehicle fleet to electric, and establish charging stations powered with renewable energy

A thoughtful approach to development
  • Prioritise completion of all gap heritage studies and act to protect identified properties

  • Dramatically increase tree planting in streets and parks

  • Establish a Heritage Community Advisory Committee and work with them to simplify our planning scheme to make it more accessible and less red-tape-heavy for all users. Together with Heritage Victoria, advocate to the Victorian government for this change

  • Turn our suburbs into the new “green wedges” and use them to collect water, harness solar power and dramatically increase the rate of tree planting

A Council to listen and act
  • Livestream and record Council meetings, even after the pandemic has passed

  • Hear your voice through community advisory committees on heritage, climate, cycling, small business

  • Hold ‘listening events’ with the community whenever issues of particular interest or concern arise

  • Advocate for the Council to remove limitations on the number and type of questions that can be asked by the community

Want to learn more?

 

To learn more about Riversdale Ward and the upcoming council election, visit the About Riversdale page on my website and keep an eye on my social media for news about upcoming community events.

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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.