Visit online Bulletin for latest news page 2

Cabaret Festival back in Kew page 4

New recreational cycling map page 7

Seniors’ walking circuit in Balwyn page 12


School of

the Year

page 3

In late April, we celebrated the

passion and accomplishments of

11 local schools at the 2012

Boroondara Sustainability Awards.

I was proud to hear story after story

at the Awards of how each school

was demonstrating environmentallyresponsible

curriculums, everyday

actions and special initiatives in their

school lives.

This is the first time the annual Awards

has shined a spotlight on schools

that are taking sustainable actions.

We hope that by showing how they

practice what they teach, the community

will be inspired to embrace more

environmentally-friendly habits.

Council has created a new online

Boroondara Bulletin news blog,

which allows residents to access

news that matters to them, whenever,

wherever and however they want.

The web-based news service aims to

help residents stay on top of the latest

local news events and has been created

to complement the monthly printed

Boroondara Bulletin.

It allows residents to find stories that

are relevant to them and their suburb,

search for events near their homes and

communicate their opinions on key

issues by commenting on news articles.


Message from the Mayor


Schools that take part in sustainable

practices create a positive flow-on effect

for the broader community. When young

people gain new knowledge and skills,

they can share them with their families

and help create more environmentallyfriendly

homes and communities.

I was impressed with how much the

students were teaching the adults at the

Awards ceremony. They inspired us to

look at what changes we could make

at home, be it planting more indigenous

flora in our backyard, composting food

scraps or using eco-net shopping bags.

Congratulations to Solway Primary School,

who won the prestigious Sustainable

School of the Year award. Over many

years now, this Ashburton school has

displayed a commitment to biodiversity,

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new online home

Front cover: © Steve McKenzie 2013 - Superhero Captain Smogbuster fights for the

environment, as do the winners of the Schools Sustainability Award 2012 - Solway Primary

School - Cr Jack Wegman, Mayor of Boroondara approves too. See the full story opposite.

The online Boroondara Bulletin

can be accessed from personal

computers, tablets, smart phones

or via email by signing up for daily,

weekly or monthly newsletters.

For residents who don’t own a

computer, tablet or smart phone,

you will still be able to get all your

Council-related news from the

monthly magazine.

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waste management and community

leadership. Keep up the good work.

The Camberwell Fresh Food Market is

now proudly sporting a few new touches.

Last month, the beloved local market’s

Riversdale Road front was painted and

new signage and canopy was installed.

Please pop over to see the improvements

for yourself while you stock up your fridge

with the market’s prime fresh produce.

Have a great month and enjoy this edition

of the Boroondara Bulletin.

Councillor Jack Wegman

Mayor of Boroondara

Solway Primary School named

Sustainable School of the Year

Solway Primary School was named Sustainable School of the Year at the 2012

Boroondara Sustainability Awards ceremony at the end of April.

The Ashburton school was one of 11 local schools recognised for embracing environmentallyresponsible

curriculums, everyday actions and special initiatives.

At the ceremony, a number of Boroondara councillors joined celebrity gardener Costa

Georgiadis to present the following awards:

Sustainable School of the Year*

• Solway Primary School


• Gold – Bialik College

• Silver – Chatham Primary School

• Bronze – Solway Primary School


Gold – Chatham Primary School**

Green Team

• Gold – Canterbury Girls’ Secondary


• Silver – Solway Primary School

• Bronze – Ruyton Girls’ School

Community Leadership

• Gold – Solway Primary School

• Silver – Trinity Grammar School

• Bronze – Canterbury Girls’ Secondary


[ inbrief ]

Council meetings

For up-to-date information regarding meetings or to

obtain copies of agendas and minutes, visit www.

boroondara.vic.gov.au/council-meetings or phone

9278 4471. Meetings are held in the Council Chamber

located at 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell. All welcome.

Solway Primary School students accepting their award from Mayor of

Boroondara, Cr Jack Wegman and celebrity gardener, Costa Georgiadis.


• Gold – Chatham Primary School

• Silver – Solway Primary School

• Bronze – Hawthorn West Primary School

Gold prize winners were awarded $800,

silver prize winners $400 and bronze

place winners $200, to go towards future

environmental initiatives.

To find out more, visit www.


and keep an eye on future

issues of the Boroondara Bulletin

for in-depth profiles on the winning


* By entering three or more awards, Bialik College,

Chatham Primary School and Solway Primary School

were in the running for the Sustainable School of the

Year prize.

** Only one school entered the Water category.

Monday 3 June 6.30pm Urban Planning Special Committee

Thursday 13 June 6.30pm Council (submissions on

Council Plan and Budget)

7.30pm Services Special Committee

Monday 17 June 6.30pm Urban Planning Special Committee

Monday 24 June 6.30pm Council meeting

(adoption of Council Plan and Budget)

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grant for




The City of Boroondara has

received a $20,000 grant from

the Victorian Government

towards the introduction of

pop-up shops throughout

Boroondara shopping strips.

Pop-up shops see retail

businesses established for a short

period of time at temporary venues

and Council feels they will help

rejuvenate the local retail sector.

The Pop-up Shop Pilot Project

will involve Council forging

relationships with property

owners, agents and trader

associations, to create and

develop tools to help establish

local pop-up shops.

The grant is part of the Victorian

Government’s Streetlife Program,

which provides targeted support

to small businesses in local

shopping precincts to help them

attract and retain customers.

To find out more about the

Pop-up Shop Pilot Project,

phone the Economic

Development team on

9278 4810.

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Cabaret comes to life

at Court House

Over nine massive nights and for the second year running,

Kew Court House will be hosting a program of exciting

shows as part of the annual Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

From musical theatre to theatrical masterpieces, comedy to camp,

renowned artists from across the country will be performing in the

Just Theatre throughout June and July.

Don’t miss your chance to see these wonderful shows:

Short+Sweet Cabaret

When: 7pm, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 June

A showcase of innovative new work featuring a thrilling selection

of acts from the 2012 Short+Sweet Cabaret Festival.

Cabaret: The Complete

Unauthorised Biography

When: 8.30pm, Thursday 27 and 28 June

Australia’s newest cabaret sensation, and the winner of the 2012

Australian Cabaret Showcase, Bradley McCaw pays respect to the

evolution of cabaret – an artform that refuses to be forgotten.

Jen and John

When: 7pm, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June

Jennifer Reed pays homage to all things “John”, in a clever mix of

cabaret, music theatre and full-throttle rock and roll. The performance

will feature songs by Lennon, Elton, Cash and Bon Jovi.

A Storm in a

D Cup

When: 8.30pm, Saturday 29

and Sunday 30 June

Amelia Ryan (pictured left)

captivates crowds with her

powerhouse vocals, a cunning

tongue and an incredible story.

Talented pianists vie for blue-ribbon prize

The most anticipated event of the

annual Boroondara Eisteddfod,

the Piano Concerto Award final, is

happening on Sunday 16 June.

The concert will see three talented

pianists performing works by Saint-

Saëns, Beethoven and Rachmaninov as

they compete for the prestigious prize at

Methodist Ladies’ College.

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The event is free to attend, but bookings

are essential. All finalists will be

accompanied by the esteemed Zelman

Memorial Symphony Orchestra.

To make a booking, visit www.

boroondara.vic.gov.au/eisteddfod or

phone 9278 4770 during business hours.

A tribute to Sophie


When: 7pm, Wednesday 3 and

Thursday 4 July

Marika Aubrey (pictured right)

presents a tribute to the original

“red hot mamma” Sophie Tucker,

also known as the sexy, outspoken

and outrageous American star

of vaudeville.

Wrongtown Brothers

When: 8.30pm, Wednesday 3,

Thursday 4 and Friday 5 July

The Wrongtown Brothers present audiences with beautiful music

and lyrics from “Wrongtown”. This show comes with strong

adult warnings.

Tropical Parodies

When: 7pm, Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July

Hailed as a stand-out show, Tropical Parodies offers audiences an

original fast-paced comedy sensation.

Exposing Edith

When: 8.30pm, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July

This is an intimate and original presentation of vintage French

pop songs made famous by Edith Piaf, performed by songstress

Michaela Burger and acoustic guitarist Greg Wain.

Kew Court House is at 188 High Street, Kew and is the

Melbourne Cabaret Festival’s eastern hub between

Thursday 27 June and Sunday 7 July.

Tickets cost $36 for adults, $33 concession and $30 for

Melbourne Cabaret members.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit

www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/cabaret .

When: 2pm, Sunday 16 June

Where: Methodist Ladies’ College Music

School, 207 Barkers Road, Kew

For more information, visit www.

boroondara.vic.gov.au/eisteddfod or

contact the Eisteddfod Coordinator

on 9278 4770 or eisteddfod@

boroondara.vic.gov.au .

Twist and shout

with Tina

Tina del Twist will be performing on

Wednesday 12 June as part of the

Either Side of Noon matinee concert

series at Kew Court House.

Hot on the heels of a successful run at the

Melbourne International Comedy Festival,

comedian extraordinaire Wes Snelling’s

show explores Tina’s glamorous and

debauched tales. She’s a diva

who has seen it all, is loved by

audiences and critics alike, and

has never failed to entertain.

This performance is part of

Either Side of Noon, a new

matinee program to be held

every second month, with

performances held on a

weekday. Complimentary

tea and coffee will be


When: 1.30pm,


12 June

Where: Kew

Court House,

188 High

Street, Kew

Cost: $15 (plus

booking fee)

For ticket sales, visit


gov.au/noon or phone

8683 5500 during

business hours. To find

out more, contact the

Arts and Culture team

on 9278 4770 or events@

boroondara.vic.gov.au .

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International recorder virtuoso

Genevieve Lacey and renowned

harpist Marshall McGuire are

performing at this month’s

Music at the Court House

concert on Sunday 16 June.

The talented pair will perform music

from a range of sources, from

Frescobaldi to Ford, and Bach to

Birtwistle, in a performance that

spans more than 10 centuries.

Genevieve and Marshall promise to

take the audience on an inspiring

musical journey as they explore

worlds of difference between the

recorder and the harp.

Music at the Court House runs

on the third Sunday of the month

until November.

When: 2pm, Sunday 16 June

Where: Kew Court House,

188 High Street, Kew

Cost: $28 adult, $23 concession

For ticket sales, visit www.


or phone 8683 5500

during business hours.

For more information, visit the

website or phone the Arts and

Culture team on 9278 4770.

www.boroondara.vic.gov.au 5


art on show

The much-loved Camberwell Art

Show is returning for its 47th year,

taking place between Friday 28

June and Sunday 7 July.

Exhibiting at Swinburne University in

Hawthorn, the renowned arts show

features a number of competitions

and more than 13,000 contemporary

and traditional art works.

This year, the Camberwell Art

Show will also be running free

workshops and demonstrations

by leading artists.

All pieces featured in the exhibition

are up for sale with proceeds

going towards the Rotary Club

of Camberwell’s Community

Projects scheme.

Tickets are now available to the

Camberwell Art Show Gala

Preview and Opening Night on

Friday 28 June.

For more information and to

purchase tickets, visit www.


or phone 9882 6184.



Fresh produce

and farmers market

Having celebrated its 10th birthday

earlier in the year, there has never

been a better time to get down to the

Boroondara Farmers Market.

Held on the third Saturday of the month

and fifth when one occurs the popular

market sells fresh produce from across

the state and gives locals an opportunity

to support Victorian farmers.

There is always a delicious selection of

goods available, including fresh fruit,

vegetables, seasonal organic produce,

meat, herbs, honey, eggs, bread, olives,

cakes, dips, sauces, wine and beer.

When: 8am to 1pm, Saturday 15 and

Sunday 29 June

Where: Patterson Reserve, Auburn

Road, Hawthorn East

Cost: $2 donation towards community

projects run by Glenferrie Rotary Club

and Foundation Boroondara

For more information, visit www.


or contact Danika Benison,

Economic Development Officer

on 9278 4879 or danika.benison@

boroondara.vic.gov.au .

Doncaster Rail Study releases potential route

The Doncaster Rail Study has

released a report that recommends

a preferred rail alignment that

follows the Eastern Freeway from

the Doncaster Park-and-Ride to the

existing Hurstbridge line at Clifton

Hill and into the city.

As a result of capacity constraints,

the report also suggests that the

South Morang rail line receive its own

dedicated corridor towards the city

running through Fitzroy, connecting at

Flagstaff Station.

Both of these potential rail lines are

outlined in the Doncaster Rail Study

Phase One Draft Recommendations

Report, which is now available at

www.doncasterrailstudy.com .

You can have your say on the potential

route via Twitter, Facebook or by

joining the online conversation on the

Doncaster Rail Study website.

This study has the potential to transform

public transport use in northern

Boroondara and can only be improved

Boroondara Farmers Market stallholders.

by more people getting involved and

voicing your opinion will help further

inform the study team.

The Doncaster Rail Study team

will be accepting feedback on the

report and the preferred route until

Friday 28 June. To read the report

and watch a video that presents a

visual of the preferred rail route,

visit www.doncasterrailstudy.com .

We may have edged into winter,

but don’t let that stop you using

Boroondara’s many shared paths.

The perfect accompaniment to any

local cycling trip is the new Boroondara

Recreational Cycling map, which plots

the four major bike paths that pass

through the City – the Outer Circle/

Anniversary, Gardiners Creek, Yarra and

Koonung trails.

The user-friendly map is GPS-enabled

on iPhones and iPads, allowing cyclists

to pinpoint their precise location. It also

identifies important amenities, such as

water fountains, public toilets, libraries

and recreation centres.

For those who have Android smart

phones or tablets, or would like to

access the map on a PC or laptop,

it can be downloaded from www.

boroondara.vic.gov.au/where-to-ride .

Keep your pool barrier in check

Now that we are in winter, it’s a great time to ensure your pool or spa

barrier is up to standard before summer rolls around again.

By law, all pools in Victoria must have a barrier and any resident wishing to alter

an existing structure is required to obtain a Building Permit.

Some might see this as excessive, but it is important that even the most minor

changes are inspected by a Registered Building Surveyor.

Pool barriers play an absolutely vital role when it comes to children’s safety

around pools, so please ensure your barrier is doing its job.

The Building Surveyor will assess the barrier’s design during the Building

Permit application process and once again once works are complete with

an on-site inspection.

If you are unsure whether your pool barrier meets regulations, Council’s

Building Services team offers a pool and spa safety barrier inspection

service for a fee.

For more information, phone the Building Services team on 9278 4999.

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Use interactive

map on cycling


For more information, use your

iPhone to scan the QR code below

or visit the website. Alternatively,

contact Chris Hui

on 9278 4515

or chris.hui@


gov.au .

Night tennis in


Get fit by playing tennis in the Boroondara

Tennis Centre night competition, which run

from Monday to Thursday.

The competitions start at 7pm, cater for all

levels of experience and costs $17 per person.

Those who register will go into the draw to win

Australian Open tickets, receive half-price court

hire on weekends, 20 per cent off racquet

re-stringing and free monthly pizza nights.

For more information and to register, visit

www.boroondaratenniscentre.com.au or

phone 9850 4500.

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Out and About

your guide to local events

Contact us

Sunday 2 June

Hawthorn Craft Market

10am to 3pm, The Atrium, Swinburne

University, 52 William Street, Hawthorn.

One of Melbourne’s most popular makers’

markets. Cost: entry is free. Details: 9278

4444 or craft.market@boroondara.vic.gov.

au or www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craftmarket


Wednesday 5 June

Probus Club of Chatham

10am, Salvation Army Citadel, Bowen

Street, Camberwell. Combined club meets

on the first Wednesday of each month and

features interesting speakers and a range

of activities. Details: Isabel 9836 9854.

Coffee connect

10am to 12pm, Camberwell Baptist

Church, 460 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn

East. Come along every Wednesday

for free coffee and cake, conversation,

activities and exercises at Camberwell

Baptist Church. All ages welcome. Details:

Barbara Boucher 0425 720 509.

Thursday 6 June

Men’s Probus Club of Surrey Hills

10am to 12pm, St Aidan’s Hall, 17-21

Duggan Street, North Balwyn. Held on the

first Thursday of each month with guest

speakers talking on a variety of topics.

The club also offers a range of activities

including dine-outs, travel, outings, digital

photography and computer training, bush

walks, golf and bike riding. Details: www.

surreyhillsprobus.org.au or 9008 6324.

Friday 7 June

Boroondara Symphonic Band –

open rehearsal

7.30pm, Kew Music Centre, Beresford

Street, Kew. Woodwind, brass and

percussion players welcome. Rehearsals

take place every Friday. Details:

Cameron 0422 882 700 or www.

boroondarasymphonicband.com.au .

Saturday 8 June

English conversation classes

9.30am to 11am, Camberwell Baptist

Church, 460 Riversdale Road,

Hawthorn East. Complimentary weekly

English conversation classes for

newcomers to Australia. Details:

office@camberwellbaptist.org .



This handy

guide can

be pulled

out for easy


If you have a community, not-for-profit event that you would like to promote in Out and About, complete

a form at www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/bulletin, call 9278 4015 or email bulletin@boroondara.vic.gov.au .

Sunday 9 June

Glen Iris Dog Training Club

9am, Dorothy Laver Reserve East,

Saxby Road, Glen Iris. Every Sunday,

dog socialisation, obedience training

and agility. All breeds and ages, puppies

through to advanced/trials. Cost: $40 per

year, ($50 joining fee). Details: Barbara

0419 654 330.

Tuesday 11 June

Men’s Probus Club of North


10am to 12pm, Manningham Club, 1

Thompsons Road, Bulleen. Held on the

second Tuesday of every month, this

month’s guest speaker is TV and radio

legend Pete Smith. Details: Geoff 9858

5452 or gajmetcalf@iprimus.com.au .

Wednesday 12 June

Apple Users Society of Melbourne

– retirees and others meeting

10am to 12pm, Balwyn Baptist Church,

corner Whitehorse and Parring roads,

Balwyn. Getting the best out of your Apple

Mac, iPod, iPad or iPhone. Cost: free.

Details: Judy 9878 0838.

Wednesday 19 June

Probus Ladies Club of Surrey Hills

10am, Balwyn Community Centre, 412

Whitehorse Road, Surrey Hills. We have

interesting speakers, two bus trips a

year and a film morning with lunch at the

Balwyn theatre when a suitable film is

screening. Cost: $35 annual subscription.

Details: 9836 3365.

Camberwell Film Society

7.30pm, Camberwell Community Centre,

33 Fairholm Grove, Camberwell. Screening

and discussing classics of cinema, as well

as recent local and international releases.

This month’s film: Hugo (2011). Cost:

annual subscriptions $50 for single, $95

for double, $15 for three-screening pass.

Details: Bill Kerr 9347 6969.

Thursday 20 June

Men’s Probus Club of Balwyn Central

9.30am to 12pm, St. Barnabas’ Church

Hall, Balwyn Road, Balwyn. Monthly

meeting with guest speakers, as well as

12 diverse interest groups and regular

outings. Cost: free, but $42 per annum if

you decide to join club. Details: Mike

9830 4650 or www.probus.org.au .

Friday 21 June

Men’s Probus Club of Glenferrie

10am to 12pm, Kew Heights Sports

Club, 397 Barkers Road, Kew. The club

offers a variety of interesting activities for

like-minded and active retirees, including

walks, travel, social functions, bridge,

painting groups and more. Held on the

third Friday of every month. Details: Peter

0417 554 841.

Monday 24 June

Kew Garden Club

1.30pm, Kew Library, Phyllis Hore Room,

Cotham Road, Kew. This month, The

Bees of City Rooftop Honey presented by

Vanessa Kwiatkowski. Cost: $2. Details:

Barbara 9819 2461.

Camberwell Parkinsons Support


10am to 12pm, St Marks Church Hall,

corner Burke and Canterbury roads,

Camberwell. For friendly support,

information and morning tea. Held on the

final Monday of each month. Cost: $2 per

meeting. Details: Judy Buckley 9882 4548.

Wednesday 26 June

Women’s Health and Wellbeing


10am to 2pm, Balwyn Community Centre,

412 Whitehorse Road, Surrey Hills. Guest

speakers, demonstrations and workshops.

Free event with lunch provided – all

welcome. Details: www.balwyncc.org.au

or 9836 7942.

Thursday 27 June

Victorian Orchid Club

8pm, St Mary’s Anglican Church Hall,

99 Bowen Street, Camberwell South.

Display of orchids and friendly advice.

This month’s talk: wonderful Cymbidium

canaliculatum. Visitors welcome free.

Details: Di or John 9478 9764.

Friday 28 June

The Travelogue Club at Camberwell

2pm, Chambly Community Centre,

405 Camberwell Road, Camberwell.

Fascinating slides with guest speakers

talking about featured destinations. This

month: cruising Alaska to Sydney. Cost:

$20 annual membership and optional

afternoon tea available, $1 per program.

Details: 9889 7509 or 9819 2741.

What’s on at your local Neighbourhood House

There are nine neighbourhood houses in Boroondara and here are some examples of the programs on offer.

For more information on the closest one to you, call 9278 4444 or visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/neighbourhood-houses .

A Resilient Life – One women’s

refugee journey

Craig Family Centre 7.30pm, Thursday

20 June. Mariam Issa’s story takes us

through her life and upbringing in a

peaceful Somalia and the journey of

adversity that brought her to Melbourne to

become part of our community. A story of

love, hope and resilience that needs to be

told as a voice for women confronted with

the choice of making desperate decisions.

Details: 9885 7789. Light supper provided.

Active living 55-plus

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre

12pm to 1pm, Thursdays. Cost: $108.

Details: 9890 2467.

Active yoga

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre

9.30am to 10.30am, Thursdays.

Cost: $126. Details: 9890 2467.

Barista training

Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre

6.30pm to 9.30pm, Tuesdays 11 and 25

June. Learn about the world of espresso.

Cost: $75 (three hour class). Details:

9853 3126.


Hawthorn Community House

7pm, Thursdays. Get fit and have fun when

you learn the sensual movements of this

ancient art form. Suitable for all ages.

Cost: $94, $85 concession (10 weeks).

Details: 9819 2629.

Birthday party room hire

Bowen Street Community Centre

Saturdays and Sundays. Suitable for

preschool parties. Cost: $100 (four-and-ahalf

hour session). Details: 9889 0791.

Botanical art workshop for


Balwyn Community Centre

9.30am to 3.30pm, Saturday 22 June.

Cost: $80. Details: 9836 7942.

Declutter your space

Balwyn Community Centre 7pm to

9pm, Thursday 13 June. Step-by-step

planning process on how to clear your

space and get back control of your home

or office. Cost: $30. Details: 9836 7942.

De-stress workshop

Balwyn Community Centre

10am to 4pm, Saturday 15 June. Explore

ways to stop being frantically busy and to

take back some time for yourself. Cost:

$80. Details: 9836 7942.


Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre

11.30am to 1.30pm, Thursdays from 20

June. An introductory workshop to the

social networking site. Cost: $50 (two

weeks). Details: 9853 3126.

Florins, women’s discussion

and excursion group

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre

2pm to 4pm, every second and fourth

Thursday of each month. Cost: $4 per

session. Details: 9890 2467.

French for beginners

Ashburton Community Centre

6pm to 8pm, Tuesdays. Cost: $150

(eight weeks). Details: 9885 7952.

French language classes

Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre

Starts 22 July for beginners, travellers and

advanced classes available. Cost: $146 (nine

weeks). Details: 9830 4214.

French speaking playgroup

Bowen Street Community Centre

3pm to 5pm, Wednesdays. Led by a

facilitator. Details: 9889 0791.

German beginners

Camberwell Community Centre

7pm to 9pm, Tuesdays. Cost: $160

(eight weeks). Details: 9882 2611.


Bowen Street Community Centre

9.30am to 12.30pm, Saturday 15 June.

Learn hints and tricks for your iPad, iPod

and iPhone. Cost: $55. Details: 9889 0791.

Italian for travellers and


Ashburton Community Centre

10.30am to 12pm, Thursdays. Cost: $150

(eight weeks). Details: 9885 7952.

Knit and stitch

Camberwell Community Centre

10.30am to 12.30pm, Thursdays. Knit,

stitch and chat with others. Cost: $4 per

week. Details: 9882 2611.

Line dancing

Alamein NLC 6pm to 7pm, Wednesdays.

Enjoy learning this fun and social dance. Cost:

$85 (eight sessions). Details: 9885 9401.

Mandala workshop

Alamein NLC 1pm to 3pm, Tuesdays,

4 June. Use art to help your inner self.

Cost: $45 (four sessions), afternoon tea

provided. Details: 9885 9401.

Occasional childcare

Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre

9am to 1pm, Mondays and Thursdays,

9.15am to 12.15pm, Tuesdays and

Wednesdays. Cost: $44 per session (four

hours), $34 per session (three hours).

Details: 9830 4214.

Painting and drawing

Hawthorn Community House

9.30am to 11.30am, Wednesdays. Develop

your skills and confidence while deciding

on the best medium to suit your style. Cost:

$177, $161 concession (ten weeks). Details:

9819 2629.


Bowen Street Community Centre

Join an existing group or bring your

established group here. Details:

9889 0791.

Protect your computer

Alamein NLC 9.30am to 12pm, Monday

24 June. Learn how to stop viruses and

back up your computer. Cost: $32. Details:

9885 9401.

Stencil graffiti art

Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre

1pm to 4pm, Saturday 1 June. Learn the

techniques to create your own stencil graffiti

artwork. Cost: $40. Details: 9853 3126.

Stitch and chat

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre

1.30pm to 3.30pm, every second and

fourth Monday of each month. Sewing

together with afternoon tea. Cost: $4 per

session. Details: 9890 2467.

Structured playgroups

Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre

9.30am to 11.30am, Mondays, Tuesdays

and Fridays. Structured activities with

Heather, parents in attendance. Cost: $90

(10 weeks). Details: 9830 4214.


Ashburton Community Centre

9.30am to 3pm, Thursdays. Suitable

for beginners and experienced students.

Cost: $180 (four weeks). Details:

9885 7952.

Watercolour for beginners

Camberwell Community Centre

10am to 12pm, Thursdays. Cost: $150

(eight weeks). Details: 9882 2611.

Yoga continuing

Ashburton Community Centre

6.30pm to 7.30pm, Thursdays. Improve

physical posture, learn traditional breath

work and deep relaxation practices. Cost:

$110 (eight weeks). Details: 9885 7952.


Camberwell Community Centre

4.30pm to 5.30pm and 5.45pm to 6.45pm,

Wednesdays. Cost: $90 (nine weeks).

Details: 9882 2611.

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Major projects update


the Hawthorn

Arts Centre

Later this year, the Hawthorn Town

Hall will reopen in a new guise, as the

brand new Hawthorn Arts Centre.

From October, the historic building will

operate as a premier arts and cultural

venue that includes an expanded Town

Hall Gallery.

The facility will host performances,

rehearsals and functions, and promises

to make a big impact on the Melbourne

arts scene. It will feature:


• 400-seat main hall (suitable for

functions and performances)

• 200-seat multipurpose performance

space (suitable for functions and


• 70-seat black box studio space

• meeting and function rooms

• artist studios

• community art space available for

creative development.

A four-day community celebration will

launch the exciting new centre between

21 and 24 November.

Previously located at the rear entrance

to the Hawthorn Town Hall, the popular

gallery will have an expansive new

space in the arts centre, featuring three

The new Town Hall Gallery will feature expanded exhibition spaces.

exhibition spaces, retail space and

community exhibition wall.

The Town Hall Gallery will also be

introducing a membership program,

with benefits and exclusive offers for


While the Hawthorn Arts Centre

celebration will take place in November,

the facility will open to the public in

October. You can book now if you

are interested in holding a meeting or

function at the venue.

For more information, contact the

Arts and Culture team on 9278 4770

or events@boroondara.vic.gov.au .

Do you have a flare for dance?

Flare Dance Company, a Hawthorn-based not-for-profit amateur dance group is

currently recruiting new dancers and behind-the-scenes volunteers to join their

ranks in 2013.

If you have a passion for dance and choreography, Flare Dance Company may be just the

outlet you need.

Established in 2007, the group provides a platform for adult dancers and choreographers

to create and perform works throughout the year, concluding with an annual end-of-year

production in October.

If you are interested in joining the company, visit www.flaredancecompany.com or

email flaredancecompany@yahoo.com .

Your say

This page provides information on a selection of past, present and future community consultations

opportunities. For more information, visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/your-say, follow us on twitter

@Boroondara or phone the Engagement team on 9278 4956.

Balwyn Park Concept Master Plan

A concept master plan is being developed for Balwyn

Park and community members have been invited to

provide feedback.

The master plan seeks to meet the community’s current and

future needs, provide a variety of structured and unstructured

activities and resolve the future use of the former Balwyn

Bowls Club.

To help us determine a preferred master plan two varying draft

concept plans have been developed:

Concept one

Aims to find new community-based activities for the

former bowling green site and demolish the former Bowls

Club Pavilion.

Boroondara Community Voice

Concept two

Intends to relocate the Balwyn Park Tennis Club to the

former Bowls Club site, convert the existing tennis site to

usable parkland, and refurbish the former Bowls Pavilion to

accommodate tennis and other shared community use.

A community information session on the Balwyn Park Concept

Master Plan will be held in the park in mid July, or you can visit

Council’s website for other ways to participate.

For more information, visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/

your-say or contact Katie Williams, Senior Landscape

Architect, on 9278 4444 or katie.williams@boroondara.

vic.gov.au .

Do you live work or study in Boroondara and want to make a positive contribution to the future of your community?

If so, join our new community panel.

Boroondara Community Voice provides a sample of community views and all communication takes place online and

will take approximately half an hour per month.

To register for the panel, visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/community-panel .

What’s been happening?

Boroondara Bulletin

Council is in regular contact with the community on a broad range of issues. Here’s what’s been happening and what’s planned

in the coming months:

Booked hard waste service Feedback has been given by residents who have trialled the new hard waste service.

Boroondara Community Voice members have also been surveyed.

Urban Biodiversity Strategy During April and May, community members had their say on a draft strategy that outlines a

long term vision for fostering healthy populations of indigenous flora and fauna.

Domestic Animal Management


Council developed a draft domestic animal management plan and invited submissions from

the community during April and May.

Amendment C108 During April and May, residents were asked to have their say on a crucial planning scheme

amendment that proposed permanent planning controls in shopping strips.

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Surrey Hills

Union Road, Surrey Hills, circa 1906

New seating keeps senior walkers on their toes

A daily walk has become a more achievable social activity for

older residents in northern Boroondara following the completion

of the Walk, Rest, Talk project.

The project has seen a walking circuit established between Whitehorse,

Balwyn, Belmore and Narrak roads in Balwyn, with 17 recycled bench

seats scattered along the way giving residents the chance to sit, rest and

chat during their regular walks.

The new seating makes walking around town a more comfortable activity

for older people, gives them the opportunity to connect with others,

reduces the likelihood of pedestrian accidents and increases safety.

A brochure featuring a map of the walking circuit and information

about safe walking has been printed in English, Cantonese, Italian and

Greek, and four focus groups of local people provided advice about the

circuit’s design.

Walk, Rest, Talk aims to improve safety for older pedestrians and has

been made possible by a $22,000 grant from the Transport Accident

Commission’s Community Road Safety Grants Program.

For more information and to request a copy of the brochure,

contact Ros Winkler, Community Safety Officer on 9278 4017

or ros.winkler@boroondara.vic.gov.au .


Our City’s second smallest suburb,

Surrey Hills covers 275 hectares

and is one of three suburbs shared

between the City of Boroondara

and adjoining municipalities.

The area in eastern Boroondara is

home to more than 8,000 residents, 82

per cent of whom only speak English at

home. According to the 2011 Census,

one in six Surrey Hills residents speak a

language other than English at home.


The suburb has the highest rate of

volunteerism in the City of Boroondara,

with 28 per cent of residents reporting

they had done voluntary work in the

12 months prior to the 2011 Census.

Additionally, 14 per cent of people

stated that they had provided unpaid

assistance to an elderly person,

or someone with a disability or

long-term illness.




Before the establishment of hospitals,

visiting midwives were a vital part

of the community. According to the

“History Nook” group at the Surrey Hills

Neighbourhood House, a Mrs Alice

Sedgman often had frantic fathers ringing

her doorbell in the middle of the night

claiming their wives had gone into labour.

In those days, taxis didn’t run during the

early hours of the morning, which meant

Mrs Sedgman had to walk to her patients’

homes in the middle of the night to deliver

their children.

Each Boroondara Bulletin will

profile a different Boroondara

suburb. For demographic

information about your suburb,

phone the Social Planning team on

9278 4753 or visit www.boroondara.

vic.gov.au/research-statistics .

Local residents

using the Walk,

Rest, Talk

brochure, which

maps a Balwyn

walking circuit.

This month, Council is

conducting a Wiser Driver

course to help residents over

55 refresh their driving skills.

Facilitated by Hawthorn

Community Education Centre,

the four-session course will

cover the following topics:

• changes to road rules

• clarify new road rules

• aspects of ageing that affect


• strategies for continued safe


• how to deal with difficult

traffic situations.

Raise a Guide Dog puppy

Do you love puppies? Have you

ever considered becoming a

Guide Dog Victoria puppy raiser?

Until they are 14 months old, Guide

Dog puppies live with foster carers

(also known as puppy raisers) who

come from all walks of life.

Puppy raisers have the responsibility

of feeding, grooming, providing

exercise, basic obedience and house

training for their puppies. Basically,

it’s your role to provide the up-andcoming

pups with the best possible

care in a safe and loving environment.

If selected, you will care for your

puppy from the age of eight weeks

until they are 14 months old. Of

course, Guide Dogs Victoria will

provide ongoing support and advice.

In addition to puppy raising, Guide

Dogs Victoria have many other

volunteer opportunities.

To find out more about all these

volunteer opportunities, contact

the Boroondara Volunteer

Resource Centre on 9278 4550 or

bvrc@boroondara.vic.gov.au .

Boroondara Bulletin

Refresh your

driving skills

The two-hour sessions are

run in small groups of 15 to 20

people and continue for four

consecutive Fridays.

When: 10am to 12pm, Fridays

7, 14, 21 and 28 June

Where: Blackwood Room,

Council offices, 8 Inglesby

Road, Camberwell

Refreshments will be provided

at each session, places are

limited and bookings essential.

For more information and

to book, contact Chris

Hui, Sustainable Transport

Officer on 9278 4542 or chris.

hui@boroondara.vic.gov.au .

Burning off

is not on

Residents are reminded that

there are restrictions in place for

burning off or using incinerators

within the City of Boroondara.

The following acts are in

contravention Council’s Amenity

Local Law:

• burning any substance that

is likely to cause a fire risk or

endanger the health of others

• using an incinerator on private


• lighting a fire in the open air

• using a barbeque for any purpose

other than cooking.

For more information and to

notify the Local Laws team if

someone is burning off around

you, phone 9278 4444 or visit


amenity-local-law .

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Camberwell Baptist

Church Kindergarten

joins enrolment scheme

Camberwell Baptist Church

Kindergarten has joined the

Boroondara Kindergarten Central

Enrolment Scheme (BKCES).

The kindergarten offers programs for

three and four-year-olds, and parents can

apply once their child is two years of age.

Families who have already enrolled

their children at the kindergarten have

received advice on how to transfer

applications to the enrolment scheme.

Those who are already enrolled with

the BKCES have received advice on

how they can change their preferences

to include Camberwell Baptist Church




To enrol for 2014, parents can complete

an online application form or pick up a

copy from Boroondara libraries, Maternal

and Child Health centres, member

kindergartens or Council offices.

The Boroondara Kindergarten Central

Enrolment Scheme administers

allocations into three and four-year

places for 22 of the 30 communitymanaged

kindergartens that operate

across the City.

For more information, phone 9278

4444, email bkces@boroondara.vic.

gov.au or visit www.boroondara.vic.

gov.au/bkces .

Celebrating diversity

Our City is home to people of many faiths and backgrounds, and this month we

celebrate a number of important dates.

Religious observances

16 June – Shahidi of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib

On this day Sikhs remember those who have

suffered for the faith.

23 June – Pentecost

Pentecost celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit

and is regarded by some Christians as the

birthday of the Christian church. The Coptic

Church has a major feast on this day.

Special dates and celebrations

10 June – Queen’s Birthday

Celebrating the King or Queen’s birthday

in Australia dates back to 1788. Order of


This month’s immunisation

dates, times and locations:

9.30am to 11.30am

• 3 June – Conochie Hall,


• 5 and 19 June – Phyllis Hore

Room, Kew Library, Kew

• 12 June – Balwyn Community

Centre, Surrey Hills

• 20 June – Ashburton Support

Services, Ashburton

• 24 June – Parkview Room,


• 26 June – Marwal Centre, Balwyn


10am to 12pm

• 7, 14, 21 and 28 June – Auburn

Uniting Church, Hawthorn

2.30pm to 4.30pm

• 17 June – Phyllis Hore Room,

Kew Library, Kew

5.30pm to 7pm

• 4 June – Ashburton Support

Services, Ashburton

• 11 June – Balwyn Community

Centre, Surrey Hills

• 18 June – Council offices,


Australia award recipients are announced on

Australia Day and the Queen’s Birthday.

16 to 22 June – Refugee Week

Since 1945, seven million people have come

to Australia as new settlers, including more

than 700,000 people under humanitarian

programs, initially as displaced persons and

more recently as refugees.

20 June – World Refugee Day

The United Nations Refugee Agency sets

aside this day to commemorate the heroic

endurance of refugees who have been

victimised by violence around the world and

to raise awareness of their plight.



Author talks for boys and girls

Boroondara Libraries are holding a parallel series of author talks for boys and

girls aged 10 years and over, and their dads, mums and carers.

This month, Fiona Wood, TV scriptwriter and novelist, will present a talk for boys

on her first young adult novel, Six Impossible Things, a wonderful story about

growing up and fitting in, seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy.

Kate Constable, award-winning author of the acclaimed fantasy series Chanters

of Tremaris will be talking to the girls.

Both of these sessions are free, however bookings are essential. To make a

booking contact the library on 9278 4666.

About the boys

When: 7pm, Wednesday 19 June

Where: Hawthorn Library

Build it!

Do you have a passion for

constructing things and want to

improve on your skills? Boroondara

Libraries’ July school holiday

program is all about building things -

like robots from egg cartons.

Build it! will offer hands-on sessions

with construction-type activities,

and high-quality performers and


About the girls

When: 7pm, Thursday 27 June

Where: Kew Library

The full program will be available

from Friday 7 June. Bookings will

open at 10am on Friday 21 June.

When: Monday 1 to Friday 12 July

Where: all libraries

All sessions are free, however

bookings are required.

Click goes the library...

Want to learn how to use the latest online

applications? Boroondara Libraries are

holding free seminars on the following:

Health online

Learn how to find reputable health information online.

When: 6.30pm, Thursday 13 June

Where: Kew Library


Heide authors return to Boroondara

Due to popular demand, the authors of Sunday’s Garden:

Growing Heide are returning to Boroondara this month.

Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan are curators at Heide

Museum of Modern Art and their book features engaging

anecdotes, detailed plant lists, recent images of the gardens

during all seasons and previously unpublished photographs of

the property throughout its development.

Gain a greater understanding of how to use the

popular social-media application.

When: 6.30pm, Thursday 27 June

Where: Hawthorn Library

Do you love all things vintage?

Meeting interior designer and

author Bronnie Masefau

Bronnie has been in the interior design industry

for most of her life. Her family owned and ran a

furniture manufacturing business and Bronnie

headed the design department. Her first book is

Australian Vintage Living.

When: 7.30pm, Tuesday 18 June

Where: Kew Library

Bookings are essential for all seminars and can

be made via www.boroondaralibraryevents.

eventbrite.com or by phoning 9278 4666.


Library Service

Boroondara Bulletin


154 High Street, Ashburton


336 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn


340 Camberwell Road, Camberwell


584 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn


corner Cotham Road and Civic Drive, Kew

Enquiries and bookings: 9278 4666 or visit


They will talk about the history of the much-loved museum of

modern art, which was designed by Sunday and John Reed and

has become one of Melbourne’s most popular cultural destinations.

When: 7pm, Wednesday 26 June

Where: Meeting rooms 3 and 4, Hawthorn Community Precinct,

584-590 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

This is a free event but bookings are essential.

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Contact us

Telephone: 9278 4444

Fax: 9278 4466

National Relay Service

(24-hour service for speech

or hearing impaired): 13 36 77



Web: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au

Postal address:

Private Bag 1

Camberwell VIC 3124

Council offices:

Camberwell > 8 Inglesby Road

Hawthorn Library > 584 Glenferrie Road

Kew Customer Service >

corner Cotham Road and Civic Drive

Important note to readers

The material contained in the

Boroondara Bulletin is in the nature of

general information only and readers

should obtain more specific information

from the City of Boroondara.

Audio Bulletin

The Boroondara Bulletin is available

to vision impaired people on an audio

CD from Vision Australia and you can

download selected mp3 sound files at

www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/bulletin .

If you or someone you know would like

to receive the audio version, please call

9278 4444.

Translation needed?


If you would like an article translated,

please call the Council Customer Service

Centre on 9278 4444.


Se desiderate la traduzione di questa

informazione, chiamate il Centralino del

Comune (Council Customer Service)

9278 4444.




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9278 4444.

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Which Ward do you call home? If you are unsure which Ward you reside in,

phone 9278 4444 or visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/ward-map to find out.

Boroondara councillors

Mayor, Cr Jack Wegman Junction Ward

Including parts of Hawthorn

East, Camberwell and


Ph: 9278 4457 or

0438 011 665

Fax: 9278 4466



Cr Jim Parke Bellevue Ward

Including parts of Kew

East and Balwyn North

Ph: 9835 7840 or

0419 333 333

Fax: 9278 4466



Cr Judith Voce Cotham Ward

Including Deepdene and

parts of Kew, Kew East,

Balwyn and Balwyn North

Ph: 9835 7841 or

0409 887 097

Fax: 9278 4466



Cr Coral Ross Gardiner Ward

Including parts of

Hawthorn, Hawthorn

East, Camberwell and

Glen Iris

Ph: 9835 7842 or

0438 005 225

Fax: 9278 4466



Cr Steve Hurd Glenferrie Ward

Including parts of

Hawthorn and Hawthorn


Ph: 9835 7849 or

0417 708 182

Fax: 9278 4466



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Cr Heinz Kreutz Lynden Ward

Including parts of

Camberwell, Glen Iris and


Ph: 9835 7844 or

0438 006 656

Fax: 9278 4466



Cr Jane Addis Maling Ward

Including parts of

Canterbury, Surrey Hills

and Balwyn

Ph: 9835 7845

Fax: 9278 4466



Cr Philip Mallis Maranoa Ward

Including parts of

Balwyn, Balwyn North

and Mont Albert

Ph: 9835 7846 or

0418 564 410

Fax: 9278 4466



Cr Kevin Chow Solway Ward

Including parts of

Ashburton and Glen Iris

Ph: 9835 7847 or

0427 544 328

Fax: 9278 4466



Cr Phillip Healey Studley Ward

Including parts of

Kew and Kew East

Ph: 9835 7848 or

0437 374 773

Fax: 9278 4466



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