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Friday, 26 March 2021

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Shellharbour City Council is encouraging residents to celebrate their neighbourhoods and the people that make them great places to live by nomination someone for the 20th Annual Good Neighbour Awards.

The awards are held in conjunction with National Neighbour Day, Sunday 28 March.

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said the awards aimed to build connections between residents within neighbourhoods.

“This year’s Neighbour Day theme is “Every Day is Neighbour Day”. It recognises how establishing support networks within a neighbourhood can provide an improved sense of security, prevent isolation and increase overall wellbeing,” Cr Saliba said.

“These awards are a wonderful opportunity to give thanks to your neighbour’s for their kindness, efforts, and willingness to lend a hand.

“It can be the simple act of checking in on one another, to helping take out the bins, looking after children, pets or even plants. The support and assistance that good neighbours can provide is endless,” she said.

Cr Saliba said that last year’s Good Neighbour Awards had to be cancelled due to COVID. However, Council still had the nominations that came in last year that still deserved to be recognised.

Therefore, this year we are having a 2020 winner and a 2021 winner to include all the beautiful drawings and nominations we received last year.

Nominations and drawing entries for this year’s awards close 4.30pm on 1 May 2021. Winners will be announced at the Good Neighbour Awards event in May 2020.

Nomination forms are available at Shellharbour Civic Centre or online at www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au/living-here/good-neighbours-awards.

For more information about Neighbour Day visit: neighbourday.org/.

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.

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Last updated : Fri 26 Mar 2021