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City of Rockingham funding barbecues on Neighbour Day

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The City of Rockingham is offering to provide residents with up to $40 towards the cost of food for an activity with their neighbours to celebrate Neighbour Day.
Camera IconThe City of Rockingham is offering to provide residents with up to $40 towards the cost of food for an activity with their neighbours to celebrate Neighbour Day. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The City of Rockingham is offering to shout residents a barbecue to help encourage them to get to know one another and improve community safety ahead of Neighbour Day.

As part of its Neighbours Unite initiative, the City is offering to provide residents with up to $40 towards the cost of food for an activity to celebrate Neighbour Day on Sunday 26 March.

The $40 offer is not just for Neighbour Day, however - it will be available throughout the year.

Activities could include a barbecue, a bake-off, a group walk, a puppy party, an after-school activity in the park or whatever idea the host comes up with.

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The City will also supply invitations, merchandise and a Neighbours Unite T-shirt for the host.

Mayor Barry Sammels said Neighbour Day was a great time for residents to take advantage of the offer.

“We’re happy to foot the bill so neighbours can start conversations in their community because this helps to develop stronger, safer, more resilient neighbourhoods,” he said.

Neighbours Unite is an initiative from the City of Rockingham initiative aiming to encourage residents to connect and get to know each other.

Activities must be alcohol free and conditions apply.

To register an activity or become a Neighbours Unite Champion, email neighboursunite@rockingham.wa.gov.au, call 9528 0333 or visit the City’s website at www.rockingham.wa.gov.au.

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