Saturday, September 19, 2009

stop the shop

On Friday night I went to STOP the SHOP, a Tecoma Village Action Group fundraiser, to fight the Tecoma Supermarket application at VCAT.

Artists donated their time, local traders donated their goods and the Burrinja café donated its space all in support of seeing this supermarket development stopped.

The VCAT hearing is still progressing, with another hearing day scheduled for the 19th October.

The proposed development is an oversized, ugly abomination and completely out of character for Tecoma and the Dandenong Ranges. The application was unanimously refused by council at its meeting on the 10th March, 2009 (see

The night was well supported by locals across the region. TVAG reported that they are still short of their fundraising target, so if you can help, get in touch with them!

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