WHO WE ARE

CROWAG - The Combined Residents of Whitehorse Action Group - is an umbrella group of resident groups and individuals within the City of Whitehorse. 

 

These include:

  • Laburnum Residents (Blackburn)

  • Blackburn South Raiders (Holland Road) - Residents Against Inappropriate Development

  • Blackburn & District  Tree Preservation Society Inc - website

  • Significant Landscape Overlay Group Blackburn SLOG

  • Glenburnie Road Residents Association Inc

  • Bellbird Residents’ Advocacy Group - website

  • Frankcom and Downing Street Group (Blackburn)

  • Blackburn Village Residents Group - website

  • Salisbury Avenue Residents Group, Laburnum

  • Mitcham Residents Association - Facebook

  • Forest Ridge Group

  • Whitehorse Active Transport Action Group - website

  • Glengarry Action Group

  • Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Progress Association  - Facebook

  • ACF Community Chisolm - Facebook

  • Jeffery Street Association

Please note:  At this time, not all groups have a website / facebook page. Should you wish to contact an individual member

 

CROWAG was incorporated in September 2018, Current office bearers:

  • Chairman -  Ross Gillespie

  • Secretary/Public Officer - David Morrison 

  • Treasurer - Brad Baker

  • Subcommittees - Finance & Administration, Membership, Public Relations & Liaison 
     

    • Our VISION

    • Is for appropriate planning and development within Whitehorse, enhancing the

    • amenity and quality of life for all citizens.
       

    • Our STATEMENT OF PURPOSE is to advocate for-

      • 1. Appropriate development
         

      • 2. The preservation and enhancement of the natural landscape.
         

      • 3. Equitable, transparent, and accountable community engagement practices leading to the

      • highest levels of good governance.

The Group came about due to the concern of a broadening disconnect between Whitehorse City Council and its constituents resulting in poor accountability and a lack of transparency in relation to development in the City of Whitehorse. Also of concern are the inconsistencies encountered when dealing with Council, arborists, planners and VCAT when objecting to developments, as well as from the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and  the State Government.

CROWAG will advocate for appropriate and sustainable development concerning built-form, public amenity and the natural landscape within the municipality of Whitehorse to all tiers of government. We will support individuals and organisations advocating for appropriate and sustainable development and aim to develop and maintain open and mutually beneficial dialogue with the Whitehorse City Council to balance all development within Whitehorse with the need to preserve and enhance the quality of life for residents and the natural landscape of Whitehorse.

Please make contact with us if you believe we can be of assistance in relation to inappropriate developments in your area.