Bundaberg Regional Council is encouraging neighbours to come together this Neighbour Day by hosting a street barbecue, picnic, bake-off or even a friendly game of cricket to celebrate community.
Neighbour Day is held on Sunday 26 March 2023 with the theme, Say G’day!
Whether you remind each other when it’s bin day or mow your neighbours nature strip to help them out, Neighbour Day provides an opportunity to say g'day and thanks to those in your street.
To help plan your event, Council can provide a nominated “street champion” with a special kit which includes a games pack, invitations and more.
Council’s Community Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Tracey McPhee said Neighbour Day was a great opportunity for locals to actively build strong connections with the people living around them.
“This year Neighbour Day is encouraging community members to join one another in their neighbourhoods for a celebration of social connection,” Cr McPhee said.
“Research shows that communities where people know each other have better mental health, are safer and more resilient to adversity.
“Saying g’day to someone can be quite easy to do, and you never know the effect those words may have on someone who is having an off day.
“So why not take up this opportunity to join in Neighbour Day?”
Cr McPhee said all communities across the Bundaberg Region were encouraged to take part.
“To encourage a strong and resilient community, knowing your neighbours goes hand-in-hand with supporting and caring for one another and we hope people across all of our region get on board,” she said.
To take part in Neighbour Day this year, street champions are encouraged to nominate to receive a planning kit to help get their neighbours involved.
Street champions will receive a planning kit with:
- Helpful hints about planning the say g’day event
- Invitations to fill in the blanks and drop off in their neighbour’s letterboxes
- Survey to get feedback from the activity
- Games pack
Nominations for street champions close 10 March 2023.
To nominate and for more information click here.
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