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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?

On the 23rd November 2016, the Tecoma Village Action Group conducted its Annual General Meeting with the first item on the agenda being the election of a new Committee for 2017.

Unfortunately there were insufficient nominations to form a new Committee and thus the AGM was called to close.


Another AGM has been called for

Monday December 18 at 7:30pm

Upwey Township Hall

Behind shops near the skate park and Scout Hall with access off Morris Road or Mahony Road.


All interested in the future of Tecoma are encouraged to attend this meeting in order to elect a new Committee that will decide the future of TVAG.

TVAG AGM

The book “Smoke and Mirrors - A graffiti to graffito project” has been published and recently launched on the 1st December at a function at Burrinja. The book is the story of graffiti in the Shire of Yarra Ranges and tells of the changing understanding of the role of graffiti in society and how the worse elements have been battled against within our Shire.


The book also tells of the involvement by local community groups, lead primarily by the efforts of the Upwey Township Group but also TVAG.

Smoke and Mirrors

On Monday 19th December 2016, the Tecoma Village Action Group re-conducted its Annual General Meeting.


Summary of President’s Report:

Membership - numbers still low but committee is determined to continue

Activities - Ongoing involvement with Council and UTG to reduce local graffiti. TVAG involved with other community groups such as UTG, UTCRASH, Shire Township Groups Network and Councillor’s Leaders of Lyster group to discuss issues relating to our community. Regular promotion of TVAG through website, Foothills Magazine and TVAG News email newsletter. We continue to maintain links with Shire Council on issues pertaining to township safety and planning/compliance. 

Achievements - obtained funding for plants at Tecoma Primary School. Participated in Council Project for Tecoma beautification resulting in improved crossover at Sandells Road and traffic island in McNicol Road. Also the proper and safe alignment of the footpath beside the Pathology Centre. The success of the 2015 Tecoma Spring Carnival has lead this year to planning for another carnival in 2017 in conjunction with Tecoma Traders and BRAG.

President Barbara thanked our local Councillor, Mike Clarke for his continued support of TVAG.


Election of 2017 Committee

Nominations were called for and the following persons were elected to Committee.

Barbara Crisp

Dennis Gration

Bill Brindle

Lynne Lambert

David Jewell

TVAG 2nd AGM

TVAG wishes all residents, business owners and staff, and visitors to beautiful Tecoma in the Dandenong Ranges a very healthy and happy 2017.


“Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” - Alfred Tennyson


“It Doesn’t Matter Where You Came From. All That Matters Is Where You Are Going.”- Brian Tracy


Happy New Year 2017