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The Tecoma Village Action Group (TVAG) is one of many Township Groups throughout the Dandenong Ranges working to make their township a better place to live and work. TVAG is a member of the Shire of Yarra Ranges Townships Network.      More

 

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Interested in the future of Tecoma? Would you like to help with improving life in the Hills? Need help or advice pertaining to a development proposal?


Please contact our Membership Secretary

The Tecoma Village Action Group comprises residents living in the area of Tecoma who wish to contribute to the growth of and preservation of the characteristics of our township that draw people to live in this wonderful area of the Dandenong Ranges.


TVAG is a member of the Shire of Yarra Ranges Townships Groups Network and as such represents Tecoma to the Shire of Yarra Ranges. Through this link we are able to apply to Council for funding of Community Projects and be instrumental in developing “Tecoma’s Future”.


TVAG is an Incorporated Association that supports other organisations and events in the region of Tecoma, such as The Hills Food Frontier (FLAME Festival, Community Garden Pathway); Destination Tecoma, and art organisations such as the Tiffaney Bishop Collective and FATSpace.


TVAG is often contacted by residents with concerns about development issues. Through its contacts and experience, TVAG has been able to draw these concerns to the wider community and provide information and support for these concerns. TVAG has supported residents in their concerns all the way to Council and VCAT.


TVAG is an incorporated association of volunteers, members of the community who volunteer their time and experience to represent Tecoma. To be truly representative though, TVAG requires your support through membership and contribution to community discussions.   

TVAG - Who are we?

TVAG Committee wishes all members and supporters a very Merry Christmas. May everyone have a safe and fun holiday over summer.


Merry Christmas All

Another year past and a new one arriving. TVAG wishes everyone the best of health and happiness throughout 2016.

Remember, a strong sense of community and belonging contributes greatly to our personal happiness and thus personal health.

Be part of the Tecoma community.

Happy New Year

Improvements to the streetscape of Tecoma will soon be taking shape due to the work of the Tecoma Traders and TVAG.

Improvements are being made to the pedestrian cross over area on the corner of Sandells Road and Burwood Highway, making the transition from the footpaths to the roadway much safer for our children and elderly.

Safety for those crossing McNicole Road between the railway station and Burwood Highway will also be improved with the installation of a road safety island.

Tecoma Streetscape

In late 2014, Shire of Yarra Ranges Council advised the State Government Planning Minister that it intended to allow consideration of subdivision from a minimum 4000 sq metres to 2000 sq metres of some areas of the Low Density Residential Zone.


The Planning Minister has appointed an Advisory Committee to look further into this proposal and will soon hear input from the public. It is likely that many people wishing to weaken subdivision controls in the Dandenong Ranges will be represented at this panel.


Although not proposed to have a large impact upon the Dandenong Ranges, except some areas around Monbulk, this proposal could be used in the future to support changes to LDRZ definitions.


Here are some reasons for keeping the current levels of protection.

Low Density Residential Zone review

The State Government has made available funds for the construction or refurbishment of Men’s Sheds. The Australian Men’s Sheds Association is a body supporting local Men’s Sheds, places that address men’s health and well-being issues.


The nearest Men’s Sheds to Tecoma are Emerald and Mt Evelyn, so if you have ever considered forming a more local Men’s Shed then now is a great opportunity to start.

Men’s Sheds