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Tecoma

Tecoma is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 35 km east from Melbourne's central business district and 1 km west of Belgrave.

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  • Area:1.815 km2
  • Elevation:229 m
  • Population:2,082
  • Local Government Area:Yarra Ranges Shire Council

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Tecoma is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 35 km east from Melbourne's central business district and 1 km west of Belgrave. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2016 Census, Tecoma had a population of 2,082. The suburb is named after the shrub Tecoma 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.Tecoma is a small suburb, nestled between Belgrave and Upwey, adjoining Sherbrooke Forest to the north. It is historically recognised as a foothill township of the Dandenong Ranges, an area of cultural significance and biodiversity. # History Until 1925 Tecoma did not have a separate name, only known as part of Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey or as Lower Belgrave. The name arose when the residents of 'Lower Belgrave' persuaded the Victorian Railways to build a railway station there, which got named Tecoma after a plant which grew in the locality. # Weather # Things to do

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