At Home in my Neighbourhood


At Home in my Neighbourhood is a new Sunshine Coast Council program that aims to create a sense of belonging by encouraging people on the Sunshine Coast to come together and build friendly, connected neighbourhoods.

Holding a neighbourhood gathering or undertaking a neighbourhood project can be a great way to meet your neighbours and connect with your local community. These activities also create opportunities to build friendships, have fun, share ideas or work together.


Toolkit and Resources

However you and your neighbours choose to come together, we have created the At Home in my Neighbourhood toolkit to help you make your neighbourhood activity as fun and successful as possible. The toolkit is full of easy to read and useful information and resources to help plan and organise your neighbourhood gathering or project. Download your toolkit today and start planning, you may even start a new neighbourhood tradition.



Community Building Workshops

If you really want to make a difference in your neighbourhood, you are invited to become a “Community Connector” and attend free, tailored Community Building workshops. The workshops have been specially designed by Community Praxis Co-op and will explore what you can do to create the kind of neighbourhoods you want to live in. Workshop participants will:

  • Get a clearer sense of what is possible for their community
  • Discover ways to create community solutions and understand the elements of what builds a community
  • Develop methods and skills for building community connectedness.

Community Building workshop information sessions will be held:

Location
Day
Date
Time
Workshops
Caloundra Community Centre
Tuesday
18 September
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Information session will be followed by 4 sessions over 4 weeks on agreeable dates and times
Nambour Community Centre
Wednesday
19 September
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Information session will be followed by 4 sessions over 4 weeks on agreeable dates and times



Neighbourhood Stories competition

Do you have a neighbourhood story to share? Council, in partnership with HOT 91's Dave, Sam and Ash, invites community members to submit a short video telling us your neighbourhood story.
Check out the competition details and enter our Neighbourhood Stories competition to win your own neighbourhood event.

Once you have entered, your video will appear in the Neighbourhood Stories Video Library within 48hrs.


Contact

For more information on this program and how you can get involved please contact Sunshine Coast Council on (07) 5475 7272 or email commdevelopment@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au



At Home in my Neighbourhood is a new Sunshine Coast Council program that aims to create a sense of belonging by encouraging people on the Sunshine Coast to come together and build friendly, connected neighbourhoods.

Holding a neighbourhood gathering or undertaking a neighbourhood project can be a great way to meet your neighbours and connect with your local community. These activities also create opportunities to build friendships, have fun, share ideas or work together.


Toolkit and Resources

However you and your neighbours choose to come together, we have created the At Home in my Neighbourhood toolkit to help you make your neighbourhood activity as fun and successful as possible. The toolkit is full of easy to read and useful information and resources to help plan and organise your neighbourhood gathering or project. Download your toolkit today and start planning, you may even start a new neighbourhood tradition.



Community Building Workshops

If you really want to make a difference in your neighbourhood, you are invited to become a “Community Connector” and attend free, tailored Community Building workshops. The workshops have been specially designed by Community Praxis Co-op and will explore what you can do to create the kind of neighbourhoods you want to live in. Workshop participants will:

  • Get a clearer sense of what is possible for their community
  • Discover ways to create community solutions and understand the elements of what builds a community
  • Develop methods and skills for building community connectedness.

Community Building workshop information sessions will be held:

Location
Day
Date
Time
Workshops
Caloundra Community Centre
Tuesday
18 September
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Information session will be followed by 4 sessions over 4 weeks on agreeable dates and times
Nambour Community Centre
Wednesday
19 September
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Information session will be followed by 4 sessions over 4 weeks on agreeable dates and times



Neighbourhood Stories competition

Do you have a neighbourhood story to share? Council, in partnership with HOT 91's Dave, Sam and Ash, invites community members to submit a short video telling us your neighbourhood story.
Check out the competition details and enter our Neighbourhood Stories competition to win your own neighbourhood event.

Once you have entered, your video will appear in the Neighbourhood Stories Video Library within 48hrs.


Contact

For more information on this program and how you can get involved please contact Sunshine Coast Council on (07) 5475 7272 or email commdevelopment@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


  • Neighbourhood Stories competition details

    4 months ago

    THE NEIGHBOURHOOD STORIES COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2018

    Council, in partnership with HOT 91's Dave, Sam and Ash, invite you to tell us your “Neighbourhood Stories” for the chance to win your neighbourhood event.

    To enter the competition submit a short video (up to 1 minute / 200MB) using your smartphone or device.

    In your video, tell us what makes you feel at home in your community, using the phrase "At Home in my Neighbourhood".

    You could tell us about:

    • An extraordinary neighbour
    • An amazing neighbourly act
    • Something that makes...

    THE NEIGHBOURHOOD STORIES COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2018

    Council, in partnership with HOT 91's Dave, Sam and Ash, invite you to tell us your “Neighbourhood Stories” for the chance to win your neighbourhood event.

    To enter the competition submit a short video (up to 1 minute / 200MB) using your smartphone or device.

    In your video, tell us what makes you feel at home in your community, using the phrase "At Home in my Neighbourhood".

    You could tell us about:

    • An extraordinary neighbour
    • An amazing neighbourly act
    • Something that makes your neighbourhood welcoming
    • Something special or different about your neighbourhood
    • How your neighbours socialise or help each other out
    • A project your neighbourhood has worked on together
    • An interesting neighbourhood history.

    Once you have entered, you can view your entry and other entries in the Neighbourhood Stories Video Library. It can take up to 48 hours for your video to appear in the Neighbourhood Stories Video Library.

    Competition prize

    The winning entry will receive a special neighbourhood event on Saturday, 27 October 2018 from 10am to 1pm. This event will include:

    • HOT 91 marquee, fun and games,
    • Live crosses with HOT 91’s Dave, Sam and Ash from the event
    • A neighbourhood song
    • Welcome to Country and dance by Kabi Kabi Traditional Owners
    • Entertainment and BBQ
    • Traeger Pro 34 Grill Series BBQ Smoker prize


    Competition judging criteria

    Your “Neighbourhood Stories” video entry will be judged by a panel.

    The judges will select the winning submission based on the videos officially submitted and the following criteria:

    1. Creativity – how you include the “At Home in my Neighbourhood” theme in imaginative and creative ways.
    2. Storytelling – how you use storytelling techniques to tell your story and the quality of your neighbourhood story.
    3. Engagement – how effectively the video displays your neighbourhood connections.

    The judges’ decision is final and feedback on non-selection of videos will not be provided.

    Winners will be contacted via email and phone prior to the official announcement on Dave, Sam and Ash’s HOT 91 Breakfast show on Monday, 24 September 2018. The winning submission will also be made public via council’s website and social media channels.

    Proof of identification must be presented on collection of the prize. The prize cannot be bartered and is not redeemable for cash.

    View the "Neighbourhood Stories" competition Terms and Conditions.