CROWAG - The Combined Residents of Whitehorse Action Group - is an amalgamation of several local resident action groups 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

  • Significant Landscape Overlay Group Blackburn SLOG

  • Glenburnie Road Residents Association Inc

  • Bellbird Residents’ Advocacy Group

  • Frankcom and Downing Street Group (Blackburn)

  • Blackburn Village Residents Group

  • Salisbury Avenue Residents Group, Laburnum

  • Mitcham Residents Association

  • Forest Ridge Group

  • Whitehorse Active Transport Action Group


Please refer sub-page 'Member Group Details' for contact information of CROWAG Members.

CROWAG was incorporated in September 2018, with the following office bearers:

  • Chairman - David Morrison 

  • Public Officer - Denis Rodgers 

  • Treasurer - Brad Baker

  • Correspondence Secretary - David Berry

  • Marketing & Communications Officer - Jo-ann Lewis

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.


Yous say on Council projects - 

We encourage Whitehorse to seek community engagement. Projects currently seeking community input can be found at 'Our Say' 

Inquiry into Environmental Infrastructure for Growing Populations - 

Read CROWAG's submission referencing the former Box Hill Brickworks site.All community submissions can be read on the Parliament of Vic site.

2020 Council Election:

Candidate Statements to CROWAG questionnaire are available at 'Events'.

VicSmart Changes - Unintended Consequences

CROWAG recently wrote to the Minister of Planning, Richard Wynne regarding our concerns regarding proposed changes to VicSmart and the potential negative impact on the landscape of Whitehorse. Please find a copy of our correspondence here.

The Minister's response can be viewed here.

North East Link

CROWAG Member David Berry of the Blackburn & District Tree Preservation Society has prepared a presentation on the affects of the proposed North East Link. See a summary here

Welcome to the website for the Combined Residents of Whitehorse Action Group (CROWAG) Incorporated.

Download our current Flier here

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Model Rules located here