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

Involved in a Community, Arts or Events Group? The Shire of Yarra Ranges has announced the following Grants:

Community Development Grants (Enquiries to Jackie Elward at j.elward@yarraranges.vic.gov.au or 9294 6386):

These grants support community organisations to undertake positive, community strengthening activities, develop skills and increase participation. Maximum request per application is $10,000.


Arts & Heritage Development Grants (Enquiries to Megan Rowland  at m.rowland@yarraranges.vic.gov.au or 9294 6836):

These grants support professional artists and arts and heritage organisations to produce and present cultural development and heritage projects. Maximum request per application is $10,000.


Festivals and Events Grants (Enquiries to Karen Meuleman at k.meuleman@yarraranges.vic.gov.ay or 9294 6385):

These grants support a diverse range of events with broad community support that showcase, celebrate a creative local culture, heritage, people and places. Maximum request per application is $10,000.


Grants are submitted online at http://yarraranges.smartygrants.com.au.

Bookings for Information sessions, workshops and key dates are available through this link.

Community Development Grants

The next step in developing a plan for Tecoma’s future will be held at Tecoma Primary School Grades 1/2 Building on Wednesday 21st June 2014, starting at 7:00pm and concluding at 9:00pm.

Following on from the inspirational planning workshop conducted by Peter Kenyon last month, now is an opportunity for all with an interest in Tecoma to come together and start to explore themes and issues, refining them into projects we can implement.

Enquiries: email info@tvag.org.au

Further information may be gathered from the SYR Community Development Officer, Amanda May on 9294 6741

Tecoma’s Future - the Next Step

Please join us at 7:00pm on Wednesday 30th July at Tecoma Primary School Grade1/2 Building to formulate our township vision and determine how we want to organise ourselves.

The fabulous response from our previous workshop resulted in the formation of many interest groups which now need to formalise some ongoing structure.

Enquiries: email info@tvag.org.au

Further information may also be gathered from the SYR Community Development Officer, Amanda May on 9294 6741

Tecoma’s Future - Workshop 3

The Hills Food Frontier (THFF) are collaborating with the Tecoma Uniting Church (TUC), RUCCIS (circus) and TVAG to develop a community garden and hold a Spring Festival, dinner and performances on Saturday, October 18.
Come to the community meeting and hear what we have been doing so far and develop a plan for this great project.

When: Sunday 3rd August  1:00pm - 3:00pm

Where: Tecoma Uniting Church


The Southern Dandenongs Community Nursery invites the Tecoma community to take part in a local National Tree Day Planting at Birdsland reserve on Sunday 27 July 2014. Planting takes place from 9-12 noon followed by some home made hot soup and finger food.

The community planting will take place at the community nursery located next door to the Birdsland Environment Centre.

All planting tools are supplied but bring gloves, warm clothes, boots and rain wear if necessary.


Participating tree planters are offered a free take home local native tree/shrub from the community nursery.

For further details call SDCN on 9754 6962.

National Tree Day

The Body Corporate at 1567 Burwood Highway, next to Tecoma Bakery, has lodged an application to the Shire of Yarra Ranges to have the courtyard plane trees removed due to the damage they are causing to the property, and for potential OH&S hazards.

The application is in its early stages but hopefully something can be done to save this beautiful courtyard shopping area of Tecoma.

You can get information about this application by going to https://epathway.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/ePathway/Production/Web/GeneralEnquiry/EnquirySearch.aspx clicking the “Application Number” tab and entering YR-2014/579.

Further information can be obtained from Caitlyn Pringle at the Shire Offices on 1300 368 333

Tree Removal