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

What began as an idea to turn Tecoma from a town that one drives through into a positive Hills destination is slowly coming to fruition with plans well underway for a Festival in 12 months time. 

Planned for November 7th 2015, the Destination Tecoma Festival will draw thousands of visitors to Tecoma to celebrate our unique township and very special community. 

Art, Recycled and Upcycled Fashion, Abundant Food, Kid’s Faire, Pony Rides, Fabulous Hill’s Craft, Irish Dance, Contemporary Dance and the Tecoma Floral Carpet are all planned for this Celebration of Community.

Organisers are now reaching out to Community Groups and businesses who would like to participate in or support Destination Tecoma. A golden opportunity to bring your name before thousands of Hills locals and visitors. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, providing mutual benefits.

There are many people in our community whose voice isn’t heard and whose work on our behalf isn’t recognised as it should be. Destination Tecoma plans to change this situation. Although the festival is the flagship event, Destination Tecoma has other exciting events planned over the next 12 months including an exciting new youth scheme.


Destination Tecoma can be contacted through:

eMail: destinationtecoma@yahoo.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/destinationtecoma

Phone: 0423 248 908

Destination Tecoma

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 (see below), 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?

The “Big Brothers - Big Sisters” organisation is coming to the Hills in 2015. Big Futures is a new school mentoring program which will be delivered in 5 large secondary schools in the Yarra Ranges with the first meeting for mentors on Tuesday 24th March. Call Jeanette Pritchard on 03 9526 8179 or 0418 822 805 for further information.

The “Big Brothers Big Sisters” organisation helps young people who face serious adversity – those who have little opportunity to develop positive and supportive relationships with adults. Many who are hungry for friendship, guidance and acceptance.

All young people need a champion. A caring adult who believes in them and walks beside them, encouraging and supporting them to unlock their potential.

If you would like further information about the Big Futures Program please submit an inquiry by entering your details at https://www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org.au/bigfutures/

Big Futures

After receiving great feedback from last year’s workshop, the Shire of Yarra Ranges Community Planning and Engagement group are again conducting a “Creating Great Community Projects”  workshop.

This workshop is an opportunity to find out how others create ‘great community projects’, to network with other community minded people in the Yarra Ranges and to workshop ideas for community projects in your area.

This FREE workshop includes a light supper and is on Thursday 16th April, 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Mount Evelyn Community House, 50 Wray Cres, Mt Evelyn.

For more information click on the image at left.

Creating Great Community Projects

The Owners Corporation of 1567 and 1569 Burwood Highway Tecoma (the courtyard next to Tecoma Bakery) have applied to Council for the removal of the 7 large trees within this courtyard. These trees are semi-mature with many more years of vibrant life but are causing some disruption to the courtyard paving stones. 

The Owners Corporation would rather remove these trees than use other methods to overcome some health and safety issues.

You can respond to Council by emailing your opinion to mail@yarraranges.vic.gov.au referring to Planning Application YR-2014/579. Further details are available from the SYR Upwey Link.

TVAG’s submission is available here.

Tecoma’s Beautiful Trees to go?