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A CROWAG Forum - Save Our Canopy Trees - to Educate, Motivate and Empower community residents.

Updated: Jan 30, 2023

Event description

Save Our Canopy Trees - Public Forum

Are you concerned about the steady loss of tree canopy in Whitehorse and would like to do something about it?

Come along to our special forum on 1st April 2023 at the Nunawading Community Hub. We have some excellent speakers lined up, including Dr Greg Moore, formerly of Melbourne University. It will be an opportunity for you to have your say on what can be done in Whitehorse to improve tree protection and halt the decline in our tree canopy.

About the Forum.

Understanding impacts:

  • The advantages of trees and impacts of tree and understory loss on private backyards and public land.

  • The mechanisms which lead to inappropriate development and removal of tree canopy and biodiversity.

Forum Aim:

  • Your introduction to the City of Whitehorse Urban Forest Strategy (UFS) and its adoption into the Planning Scheme.

  • Reform of State government planning provisions to retain neighbourhood character and tree canopy.

  • More action by the City of Whitehorse to support improved planning, the protection of tree canopy and real implementation of its UFS

Community Empowerment:

  • Identify actions you and others can take to help retain neighbourhood character, tree canopy and to build our urban forest.

  • To document your requests and ideas for CROWAG to take to Council and the State Government.


A detailed program will shortly be added to this page.


CROWAG is a non-political, peak organisation in Whitehorse. It advocates for the entire community and its well-being. In addition to running educational seminars throughout the year, we liaise with state and local government and regularly make submissions seeking improved governance, transparency and decision making and for residents to have a stronger say, especially to achieve more appropriate planning. We are working every week to improve community amenity, conservation, tree and heritage protections and to achieve more open space for families and the community generally. Members include people just like yourself, who join individually, or are one of our eleven (11) affiliate organisation members, representing a wide cross section of the community. We welcome new members. This is a great way to volunteer and to get a little more involved in taking action about things in which you believe.

The Forum has a number of objectives for attendees we hope will be achieved.


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