Violet Town Action Group

Violet Town Action Group (VTAG) is a group of people drawn from the local community. It has been actively looking after the interests of the community for many years and has as its vision and purpose:

"VTAG works to develop and support community activities and initiatives, and provides a forum which facilitates discussion and decision making for the communities of Violet Town and District."

VTAG endeavours to:

•speak for or represent the community as required, and at the request of the community;

•promote a community environment that is inclusive;

•promote a community environment that is considerate of the well-being of its members;

•provide financial management and support for active community groups that are under the auspices of the VTAG;

•support other active community groups or organisations as relevant; and

•undertake publicity and marketing of the community and community events as necessary.

VTAG operates with a nine person committee with three members elected each year or as vacancies arise. The committee meets monthly, on the first Wednesday of each month at the Community Centre meeting room.

VTAG has a number of sub-committees that are responsible for organising major projects in the community:

  1. Market sub-committee is responsible for the operation of the Violet Town Community Market – working with a paid market co-ordinator.
  2. Honeysuckle Recreation Environment Project sub-committee has undertaken the creation of a 3km walking and cycling trail along both sides of the Honeysuckle Creek within the town boundaries and extensive revegetation of the creek.
  3. Village Voice sub-committee organises the publication of the monthly Village Voice (available for viewing on this website) with the assistance of a paid coordinator.
  4. Hall sub-committee is responsible for the management and minor repairs of the Violet Town Community Complex. All hire fees are used for minor maintenance and improvements to the complex.
  5. Violet Town Community Forest sub-committee was responsible for the development and planting of the Community Forest on a part of Shadforth Reserve to the north of town. The wood will be a resource for fire wood for the community wood fired oven and residents in years to come.
  6. History Group – is committed to recording, documenting and preserving the town’s history. The group has an extensive collection of historical photos- many can be seen in the gallery on this website.
  7. Seed Savers Group
  8. Museum Group
  9. Business Group
  10. Southern Aurora Memorial group

Violet Town Action Group Committee members are:

Chair – Gary Abley
Deputy chair –
Secretary – Anne Quaine

Treasurer – Anne Quaine

Committee members –

Jo Beavis

Iain Aitken

Howard Myers

Linda Reeves

Michael McLaughlin


Bookkeeping is provided by a paid employee.


Violet Town and District Plans

Violet Town and District has a number of plans that outline future actions:
Violet Town and District Strategic Plan - available at this link:
Shadforth Reserve Master Plan 2018-2028
Violet Town Recreation Reserve Plan
The Violet Town Community Plan 2019 – 2023 is the fourth Community Plan developed by the community of Violet Town and the surrounding district. Read the FINAL plan here