We hope celebrations will provide opportunities for neighbours to connect which will contribute to building a more connected, healthy and liveable place for current and future generations of our community.
Neighbour Day 2018 in Dulong
Posted by Dulong Futures on Thursday, 18 January 2018
Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood.
Neighbour Day 2018 in Dulong – Morning Tea
Everyone is welcome to come along and say g’day!
It’s a good opportunity to meet your neighbours on Sunday 25 March 2018 at 10.00 am, Lot 900 198-218 Dulong Road, Dulong,
Please bring a plate of food to share, a reusable mug and a chair.
The big marquee, borrowed from the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, will provide shade until a permanent shelter is constructed. Also, there’s plenty of space to kick a ball and have fun!
The Importance of a Supportive Neighbourhood
In 2018, Neighbour Day’s annual theme is: ‘The Importance of a Supportive Neighbourhood for Children and Young People.’
This theme encourages all Australians to support safe and welcoming communities for the families with children and young people in their neighbourhoods.
The research tells us that children who know the neighbours, are aware of somewhere safe to go when Mum or Dad are not at home and know their local environment will feel happier and safer in their community.
Studies also tell us that social exclusion and loneliness are detrimental to mental and physical health, while social participation is positively associated with improved wellbeing for individuals, families and communities. Social connection is especially important for vulnerable families or children facing other challenges at school or home.
That’s why this year, Neighbour Day is inviting all Australians to reach out to families with children and teenagers in their communities to help them to connect and belong.
Neighbour Day Organisation 2018 – www.neighbourday.org
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
A Community Owned Activity Approved by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and a Registered Neighbour Day 2018 activity.
End of Year Lunch
Enjoy Hump Day, Wednesday 6 December 2017, with neighbours and friends at the Waterfront Hotel, a favourite with locals and visitors.
Good food at affordable prices
Waterfront dining in a relaxed setting
11.30am for 12 noon start
Ride Sharing encouraged
Please contact Paula on 5441 6129
Spring ‘Plant ‘n’ Produce’ Swap
Suporting Anti-Poverty Week 2017
Saturday 14 October 2017 – 8.30 to 11.00am.
Lot 1-3 Dulong School Road, Dulong.
What to bring
Please bring healthy plants, seedlings, cuttings & seeds to swap.
Connect with neighbours & enjoy a cuppa.
A reminder BYO reusable mug, and a chair.
Bring community/business information to share on our Community Resource Table and Community Notice Board.
Our community Pantry Collection has begun!
Please bring an item along for our community collection, so we can help stock the pantry of The Shack Community Centre in Nambour.
Pantry Ideas, click here.
In The Tent
Join in a facilitated conversation about living in Dulong.
Tent Topics (from feedback received) …
Bush Fire Evacuation Plan
Waterways/Water Management Plan
Changes at Dulong Quarry
Development Update (infrastructure charges)
FREE water safety education resources
Story books for young children.
Living With Water DVD for parents & young children.
Kindly supplied by the Kids Alive – Do The Five water safety program.
In the interests of peaceful neighbourly relations, we did not follow through on Cr Rogerson’s suggestion to complete an application to hold this event on the corner of Dulong and Thrushs Road behind the bollards. We are told securing land for public use is very close. A process which we began two years ago.
For more information visit the event, on Dulong Futures Facebook page, click here.
M: 0403 505 866
September: Unveiling of Our First Heritage Interpretive Plaque at the Official Re-Opening of the Dulong Lookout
We intend to ask Councillor Rogerson that this special day be a collaborative project with the community, and hope to lock in a date soon. Then planning can begin, to enable people with a connection to Dulong and live in communities far away, to make arrangements to join us.
Spring ‘Plant ‘n’ Produce’ Swap
We are working with Council to secure an open air, public space within Dulong for the Spring Swap in October, the 2nd Anniversary of this community activity to encourage connecting with neighbours and together, practising more sustainable ways of living.
Getting 2017 off to a good start …
For more information on any of these events, please contact Gillian…
Phone: 0403 505 866