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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?


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Ambulance Victoria have bought the property at 1-3 Rocksleigh Avenue in Tecoma with the intention of constructing a 3 vehicle garage and accommodation centre to provide a 24-hour service. Ambulance Victoria have arranged a "Community Consultation" meeting to which you are all invited.


Where: 1 Rocksleigh Ave, Tecoma

When:Wednesday 13th November 2013

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm


At this meeting you will be able to look at AV's plans for the site and get answers to your questions about the service. Please read this invitation for further details on how to contact Ambulance Victoria should you have any questions you would like answered at the meeting.

Ambulance Station Proposal

Ambulance Victoria (AV) have lodged their application to build a 3 vehicle station in Rocksleigh Avenue with the SYR. Neighbours and the Community are encouraged to lodge any submissions in support or objection to the application before 11th February 2014. There is a high likelihood that this application will go before Council in which case submitters will have until the beginning of March in preparation for the SYR Council meeting on Tuesday 11th. 


It is good to see that AV has taken some feedback from neighbours and the wider community and made some alterations to their design as a result of their consultations. The roof has been altered from a flat roof to a slightly pitched roof with the gable facing the street. Material colours have been muted to fit better with the Hills environment but the construction material remains rather industrial. The driveways have been changed from concrete to crushed rock which is also an improvement. There will be major changes to the current surrounding gardens which will have an impact on this residential street.


A council Officer has indicated that it is highly likely that council will institute a no-parking zone in front of the station and up to Burwood Hwy. AV has indicated that they have no plans to enable easy entry onto Burwood Hwy by means of traffic lights. 


While the establishment of an Ambulance Station in Tecoma may be a desired addition to our Community, there is a concern that this may set a precedence for more ‘industrial style’ developments in residential areas, and concern for the impact this large development will have upon a quiet dead-end residential street. 


Please visit the council Link Office in Main Street Upwey to view the application and make a submission in support or objection to the plans. As your township group, TVAG is very interested in your thoughts about this development proposal. Email us on info@tvag.org.au. Keep an eye here for updates. More Images....

Ambulance Station Proposal