Tecoma’s Future

10/2014

 

The Shire of Yarra Ranges and the Tecoma Village Action Group invite you to participate in a Community Workshop with Mr Peter Kenyon, Australia’s foremost social capitalist and community enthusiast.


FREE Workshop for the wider Tecoma community (anyone living in or using services or businesses in Tecoma).


Date: Wednesday 21 May

Time: 7.00pm-9.00pm (light refreshments served beforehand from 6.30pm)

Where: Tecoma Primary School Hall 1536 Burwood Highway Tecoma


Why should you become involved?

Because it is our community and we should all have a say in its future direction and development. This Vision will build the foundation for future development and will support grant applications and funding opportunities.


Come and be inspired by Peter Kenyon and hear how others have used community planning to focus energy and resources on projects that are important to them.


The workshop will cover:

Community Planning - what is it and why is it important

How to get started

How to get the whole community involved

How to identify your town’s assets

Developing a community vision statement for Tecoma


Enquiries Email: info@tvag.org.au

For catering purposes please book online by 16th May: visiontecoma.eventbrite.com.au


Peter Kenyon is a social capitalist and community enthusiast. Over the last two decades he has worked with over 1500 communities throughout Australia and overseas seeking to facilitate fresh and creative ways that stimulate community and economic renewal. He is motivated by the desire to create healthy, caring, inclusive, sustainable and enterprising communities and local economies.

 

For more information about Peter’s work,

visit his website: www.bankofideas.com.au

Tecoma’s Future - Free Workshop

Here is a link to the Summary Notes from the Community Workshop at Tecoma Primary School on Wednesday 21st May. Many thanks to Amanda May from the Shire of Yarra Ranges for her work in organising our guest speaker, Mr Peter Kenyon, and her invaluable work shown through these notes.


Now for the next stage. It is proposed to conduct another Community meeting on Wednesday 25th June at Tecoma Primary School to move into our Future Plans for Tecoma. A notice will be going out shortly to those who attended the first Workshop.


If you did not attend the first Workshop, it is not too late to contribute your ideas and assist in making them come true. Contact us to show your interest.

Tecoma’s Future - Workshop Summary

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 Community Meeting on Wednesday 30th July at Tecoma Primary School to formulate our township vision was well attended by members of our broad community.


It is great to see the community come together, and the enthusiasm of everyone. The final community plan resulting from the vision will be used to help guide the community and also council when it is planning new projects and services around the Yarra Ranges.

We have a broad variety of community members involved in the process: Tecoma Primary School, TVAG, Tecoma Traders Association, Reclaim Tecoma, The Hills Food Frontier, Sherbrooke Cottage and many community members.

At our last workshop we have come up with the following two drafts: 

  1. 1.Tecoma is the Dandenong’s natural gateway with a stunning view, locally run businesses and inclusive community spaces.

  2. 2.Tecoma is a village of hidden treasures in the Hills where its united and creative community lives in harmony with nature.

And a third version has been suggested since then:

Tecoma is the natural gateway to the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. With stunning views, locally run businesses and inclusive community spaces, it is a village of many hidden treasures. Nestled in the foothills, the locals live in harmony with nature and are widely known for their strong sense of community.

The wording of any ‘Final’ vision will come after broad approval by our community.

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