2016 Media Releases

Go from neighbour to neighbourly this April

23 February 2016

Calling all Willoughby residents! Celebrate Neighbour Day 2016 by hosting a neighbourhood event during the month of April and help do your part in growing a stronger, more connected community.

Australia’s annual celebration of community, Neighbour Day encourages us to build better relationships with the people who live around us. There are many ways to participate, whether it's a cuppa with your neighbour, a bush walk, a plant swap or a beach day - it’s completely up to you!

Register your event at www.neighbourday.org/ to receive your free support pack. Packs will include invitations, name tags and a checklist to help get you started in hosting a successful event.

As part of the Neighbour Day initiative, Willoughby City Council are giving away ten Harris Farm gift vouchers, valued at $100, to help you host your event. Visit www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au for your chance to win!

“Neighbours play an important part in our daily lives - not only can they become great friends, neighbours can provide help and support when needed and provide a sense of security,” said Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney.

“So whether you hold a neighbourhood barbeque, a picnic in the park, or even a game of street cricket, hosting an event for Neighbour Day means you are part of making your local community a better, safer place to live for everyone,” she said.

Willoughby City Council’s Neighbour 2 Neighbourly initiative aims to create a safe and friendly community by encouraging streets to become more connected through social events and activities.

For further information, please phone 9777 1000 or email oceana.kovacs@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

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Phone: 9777 7703
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Email: Samantha.Connor@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au 

For non media related enquiries contact Willoughby City Council on 9777 1000 or email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au