Neighbour Day

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Consultation has concluded

The close date for Neighbour Day story entries was 24 March 2019. We received a number of amazing stories and are excited to announce the three winners, which were randomly selected.

  • If I ever move… they’re comin’ with me!
  • Modbury North Story
  • Terrific St Agnes Neighbours

You can read these stories, as well as all the other amazing entries below.

To celebrate our wonderful residents and their neighbourly stories we will be putting together a bit of feature in the winter edition of the Gully Grapevine. If you would like to be involved in this story and potentially pose for a photo, please contact Matthew via email or call 8397 7444.

What makes your neighbour(s) so good?

Neighbour Day is the perfect day to get to know the people next door, across the street or on the next block. In fact, it's Australia's annual celebration of community.

It’s held on Sunday 31 March, but neighbour day could could be any day of the year.

Be part of it and hold your own a Neighbour Day event. Whether it’s a cuppa, bbq, a picnic in the park or just a simple chat over the fence, making community connections is good for you and your community. After all, the community you want starts with you.

Prize Draw

To celebrate Neighbour Day, and to make it easier to host a get together, we are giving away three $100 Foodland gift vouchers. Simply register here and tell us what makes your neighbour(s) so good.

We want to hear your stories about the people that make your neighbourhood great!

To get involved:

  • Register or login
  • Share your stories before the close date
  • Go in the draw to win one of three $100 Foodland Gift vouchers (subject to T&C's)

All stories are visible for all to see - check them out and learn about all the great neighbourly things going on.

The close date for Neighbour Day story entries was 24 March 2019. We received a number of amazing stories and are excited to announce the three winners, which were randomly selected.

  • If I ever move… they’re comin’ with me!
  • Modbury North Story
  • Terrific St Agnes Neighbours

You can read these stories, as well as all the other amazing entries below.

To celebrate our wonderful residents and their neighbourly stories we will be putting together a bit of feature in the winter edition of the Gully Grapevine. If you would like to be involved in this story and potentially pose for a photo, please contact Matthew via email or call 8397 7444.

What makes your neighbour(s) so good?

Neighbour Day is the perfect day to get to know the people next door, across the street or on the next block. In fact, it's Australia's annual celebration of community.

It’s held on Sunday 31 March, but neighbour day could could be any day of the year.

Be part of it and hold your own a Neighbour Day event. Whether it’s a cuppa, bbq, a picnic in the park or just a simple chat over the fence, making community connections is good for you and your community. After all, the community you want starts with you.

Prize Draw

To celebrate Neighbour Day, and to make it easier to host a get together, we are giving away three $100 Foodland gift vouchers. Simply register here and tell us what makes your neighbour(s) so good.

We want to hear your stories about the people that make your neighbourhood great!

To get involved:

  • Register or login
  • Share your stories before the close date
  • Go in the draw to win one of three $100 Foodland Gift vouchers (subject to T&C's)

All stories are visible for all to see - check them out and learn about all the great neighbourly things going on.

Tell your story

Consultation has concluded

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    If I ever move...they’re comin’ with me!

    by Snazzy, almost 4 years ago

    From the day I moved in my current neighbors have been the best.  Over the many years we’ve spent next to each other we’re seen our families grow, move out and marry ..... what a night that was!  We’ve shed tears through divorces and deaths .... and laughed at our New Years Eve antics.  There’s been many of an “un-planned” Saturday night dinner or BBQ, just slapped together but we’ve never cared. Sometimes accompanied with a “tasting” of the latest  scotch on offer from Dan Murphy’s.  I trust them whole heartedly, even the gas man knows to go to them... Continue reading

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    Kind neighbours

    by KF83, almost 4 years ago

    My neighbours have been amazing since the day I moved in. They have given me fruit off their trees, given my dogs Christmas presents, cleaned my gutters, put my bins out. I'm so lucky to have them!

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    the Valley of Hope

    by Trudewinkle, almost 4 years ago

    Living in hope valley has been beautiful, i did not grow up this side of town and was hesitant to move up here but so glad i did. From the minute i moved in my beautiful neighbours around me never cease to amaze me, i have 1 neighbour who kindly brings up my mail almost every day as he passes by from work or the shops, another neighbour came and asked if i can kindly remove tree branches over fence as last person here did not care so i said i would act straight away and do it. From there... Continue reading

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    Banksia Park

    by HelenW04, almost 4 years ago

    Within the last year we have new next door and over the road neighbours. Both are young couples,

    bringing a bit of life into an aging area.  No noisy parties or loud music, just a friendly "hello" when

    we see them. Great.

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    Grandparents grandparents everywhere

    by Mumontherun, almost 4 years ago

    We came here 18 months ago, and discovered that we had lovely older people on both sides.  

    One day my young daughter realised she didn’t have grandparents in her life, and she went to the fence screaming out the neighbours names. She asked them if they could be her grandpa and grandma, and they have been ever since.  A similar thing happened with the old man on the other side. So my children feel that we are surrounded by family, and are treated like grandchildren from both sides of the fence.  

    These relationships have been such a blessing to us... Continue reading

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    Our Hero in thongs fighting fires

    by Emma, almost 4 years ago

    Last Year I was home with my son as my partner just went around the corner to help a friend. I was laying in my room watching TV with my 9-year-old son. He kept saying "Mummy I can Smell Smoke". At first, I just thought it was maybe a bush fire as we often get the smell of the smoke. Another 10mins went by and again he said: "Mummy it's getting really strong". I raced around the house but couldn't see any fire, by the smoke was coming through our ducted air conditioner vents. I ran outside as the only... Continue reading

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    Modbury Madhouse

    by DianaH, almost 4 years ago

    I grew up in the house across the road from where I live now. I had so many 'Aunts and Uncles' in the neighbourhood growing up I knew I could go into numerous houses to get fed or just to hang out. And everybody hung out at our place (the Modbury Madhouse) as Mum was the best cook in the neighbourhood!

    Now I am an adult with my own children and I moved back here as a single parent 10 years ago, and guess what, I still have a neighbourhood of people I can just pop into. Not as many... Continue reading

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    Caring and Fun - what more can you ask of your neighbours?

    by Bel, almost 4 years ago

    Often leaving the house early and arriving home late, interstate and overseas work trips mean I rely on my neighbours to help keep a look out at the property. They do so with care, it’s never too much of an ask and even bring my bins in on bin day! They water my lawns when I’m away and we always have a great chit chat and friendly neighborhood banter over the fence or across the road. I love that I can trust my neighbours to help me if/when needed. After all, if you can’t trust those living closest to you... Continue reading

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    Caring for my Dad in St Agnes

    by KimY, almost 4 years ago

    My 82 year old dad lives with me and has done for 6.5 years.  He has slowly declined in both physical and mental health.  Up until October 2018 he was able to get about the neighbourhood and would go out every day.  During 2018 we noticed that his mental health was declining as Dementia took hold but physically he was still pretty good.  Then he started to have the odd fall.  One Friday morning i was at work at received a call from a lady called Sue who apparently lives down the road from me.  Sue and her husband Dennis... Continue reading

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    Considerate and Caring

    by KellyH, almost 4 years ago

    We've been blessed with wonderful neighbours since we moved into our Modbury street 12 years ago. Our neighbours on one side have lived in their home since it was built in the 1960s and they are so lovely, always ready for a chat over the fence. They have a beautiful fluffy ginger cat who is best mates with our cat. The two furboys often sit on our front porch together watching the world go by. Our neighbours on the other side work from home, and are surrogate parents to our dog who adores them. We've even loosened a sheet in... Continue reading