- Tecoma, Victoria
Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Tecoma
city = Melbourne
state = vic
lga = Shire of Yarra Ranges
postcode = 3160
pop = 2189 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC21663 | name = Tecoma (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-10-01 | quick = on]
area = 1.8
propval = $292,625 [ [http://www.domain.com.au/public/suburbprofile.aspx?suburb=Tecoma&postcode=3160 Tecoma] , accessed 27 November 2006]
stategov = Monbulk
fedgov = La Trobe
dist1 = 38
dist2 = 2
near-nw = Ferny Creek
near-n = Ferny Creek
near-ne = "Dandenong Ranges"
near-w = Upwey
near-e = Belgrave
near-sw = Lysterfield
near-s = Belgrave Heights
near-se = Belgrave Heights
Tecoma is a suburb in
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
The suburb is named after the shrub that grew in the area when the need was identified for a railway station for the timber mill that occupied the site where Tecoma Primary School now stands. The Post Office opened on 7 January 1929, closing in 1976. Citation
last = Premier Postal History | title = Post Office List | url = https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=VIC&country= | accessdate = 2008-04-11 ]
Tecoma is a small town, nestled between Belgrave and Upwey and running up to its favourite and most popular asset, Sherbrooke Forest.
Tecoma is a small suburb; a licensed milk bar, video outlet, fish'n'chip shop, a bakery, a second hand clothes shop and a handful of art and craft shops are along the main road, Burwood Highway, which leads straight up from Melbourne. Tecoma Primary School is located across the road from the strip of shops.
Tecoma station is the second-last railway station on the Belgrave line, and is one of a relatively few stations in Melbourne's metropolitan electric rail network to have only one platform.
The homes in Tecoma are mainly in residential bushland, which attracts numerous native birds of many kinds.
Together with its neighbouring township Upwey Tecoma has an
Australian Rulesfootball team (Upwey-Tecoma) competing in the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League.Citation | last = Full Points Footy | title = Upwey-Tecoma| url = http://www.fullpointsfooty.net/Upwey-Tecoma.htm | accessdate = 2008-07-25 ]
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