The Whitehorse City Council is governed and must comply with the Local Government Act 1989. It is located here for those who wish to read it (all 468 pages!). Of note are two Statements in the Preamble, Page 1. Namely:

(4) It is the role of the Council to provide governance and leadership for the local community through advocacy, decision making and action.


(5) It is essential that there is a legislative framework that provides for Councils to be accountable to their local communities in the performance of functions and the exercise of powers and the use of resources.


Got an Issue?

Impacted by a new development application? The following information and links may help:

Check an address for overlays and zones  Enter street address (top left corner)

Character statements for an address  – Character Statements   –  Map

Check progress of permit online

Visit Council to view the file

Tree Protection Overlay.

Permit requirements

Vegetation replacement list


Submission of an Objection to a Planning Application.

Speaking about a proposal to a Council meeting


The Objection Process

VCAT Hearing – The next step

Enforcement of permit conditions


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