Balwyn Progress Association

From Boroondara Wiki
This article is a stub. You can help BoroondaraWiki by expanding it.

The Balwyn Progress Association was a community group of local residents and businesses to lobby for issues particular to the suburb of Balwyn. It was formed in 1916[1] Lobbied for the split of North Ward into two to allow greater representation for the northern portions of the City of Camberwell.


Proposed amalgamation

An attempt was made in 1927 to consolidate the several splinter groups formed with similar aims in the Balwyn area. The Balwyn Ratepayers' League and the Progress Association attempted to merge, but differences of opinion between the two committees meant that this ended in failure.[2] This event later sparked the formation of yet another local progress association in July 1928, when the Balwyn Citizens' Association was established.[3]


  1. "BALWYN PROGRESS ASSOCIATION.", 16 June 1916, p. 4. Retrieved on 8 November 2020.
  2. "BALWYN RATEPAYERS AND PROGRESS LEAGUES", 1 July 1927, p. 8. Retrieved on 8 November 2020.
  3. "BALWYN.", 13 July 1928, p. 2. Retrieved on 8 November 2020.