Learn how to create neighbourhood connections in Peel

Mike and Jan Fawcett have organised a number of events in their neighbourhood after attending Neighbourhood Connect workshops. Photo: Supplied.
Mike and Jan Fawcett have organised a number of events in their neighbourhood after attending Neighbourhood Connect workshops. Photo: Supplied.

Want to learn more about bringing neighbours together and building community connections?

Then come along to one of the local Let's Get Neighbourly workshops and learn all the skills for building social connections and community spirit in Mandurah.

The City of Mandurah has partnered with Neighbourhood Connect to deliver the free workshops, inspiring people to become community connectors in their neighbourhoods.

Mayor Rhys Williams encouraged residents to attend one of the workshops as a great way to get to know their neighbours and strengthen the sense of community Mandurah is known for.

"We're lucky to have very caring, community minded people in Mandurah who are always there to lend a helping hand," he said.

"We know that people who connect and bond with their neighbours experience a greater sense of belonging.

Lakelands residents Mike and Jan Fawcett attended two workshops last year and have become 'community connectors' in their neighbourhood.

"Community is important, and these workshops helped us to connect with a diverse variety of people in the neighbourhood and develop networks," the Fawcett's said.

"We've since set up two neighbour gatherings at Black Swan Lake Park, and also reached out to neighbours during lockdown to let them know that we are only a phone call away."

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The workshop dates and venues are:

  • Thursday, March 11 at Port Bouvard Surf Lifesaving Club, (Dawesville) 6pm to 8:30pm
  • Saturday, March 13 at Falcon eLibrary and Community Centre, 10am to 12:30pm

The sessions are facilitated by Maureen Maher, a community consultant and WA project coordinator of Neighbourhood Connect.

To register, email your contact details and choice of workshop to cdo@mandurah.wa.gov.au or call 0436 943 295.