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Say G'day on Bin Day | Tell Us Your Story

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Tell us your story

Did you connect with your neighbour on bin day? Send us a selfie or share you story.

Say G'day on Bin Day Resources

Say G'day on Bin Day aims to raise awareness about connecting with your neighbours. When neighbours know each other, our communities are safer and stronger.

The campaign will take place across suburbs as part of the My Place My Future Plan and ABCDE Learning sites, distributed to the Northern Suburbs, Kings Meadows and Youngtown.

Put your sticker on your wheelie bin to let your neighbours know you’re ready to connect and say G’day. 

Use the resources below and discover more ways to connect with your neighbour and build a stronger community. We want to hear from you, share a selfie, tell us how you connected with your neighbour here.

Community Garden City of Launceston

 

Resources

See these resource on how you can contribute to building a stronger community. Participate on Neighbour Day, join a social group and more. 

50 ways to do more good | Australian Red Cross

Neighbour Day | Relationships Australia

Browse Facebook for local "Community" groups such as Launceston Community GroupDilston Windermere Swan Bay Community, Legana Community ConnectYoungtown and Kings Meadows Community Group - ABCDE Learning Site or just search an interest of yours to see what other groups are in your area. 

How to connect with your neighbours on bin day

Next time you take the bins out - say "hello" to your neighbour! Any bin day is a good day to say g'day. Once you have connected there are many ways to help your neighbour:

  • bring in their bins
  • water their garden if they're away
  • keep an eye on their property if they are away
  • feed their chooks/look after a pet
  • share garden produce (someone always has a lemon tree!)
  • give them a tomato plant
  • borrow a cup of sugar
  • even just a friendly welcome note when someone new moves into the neighbourhood.

 

Did you know that getting to know your neighbour is a great way to solve potential disturbances?

Your neighbour may not be aware that they are causing you a noise disturbance. An effective solution to your noise problem is to talk to your neighbour.

Effective communication with your neighbour, and explaining to them how their noise disturbs your sleep, relaxation or work can be an effective way to resolve the noise issue.

Dealing with these issues early can help you avoid a dispute. 

About the Say G'day on Bin Day Campaign

Say G'day on Bin Day is a bin sticker campaign that will take place across suburbs as part of the My Place My Future Plan and ABCDE Learning sites, distributed to the Northern Suburbs, Kings Meadows and Youngtown in partnership with the Red Cross.

We want people to say hello or wave to their neighbour. Many people do not know their neighbour so we want to encourage a greater level of connectivity in our community. COVID has been a tough time for many people so this is an opportunity to reach out and just say "G'day". 

The campaign was concepted in City of Launceston's ABCDE Learning Site Community Workshop facilitated by Peter Kenyon, in November 2021. As a result, this community-led project had a focus on "get to know your neighbour" with a simple, but effective bin sticker campaign reminding us to connect with our neighbours. 

This campaign is supported by the Australian Red Cross ‘50 ways to do more good’ campaign, Relationships Australia and Australia Post - who have kindly donated their services to assist in delivering the Say G'day on Bin Day wheelie bin stickers. 

City Events - City of Launceston

 

Launceston - A Welcoming City

In 2018, City of Launceston embarked on an 18-month community consultation program called Tomorrow Together.  This program was the largest community consultation program ever undertaken by the City of Launceston.  

Almost half of participants in the survey were very uncomfortable or uncomfortable (49%) with the knowledge that Launceston’s population had grown very little over the past decade. However, in 2020 Launceston experienced some of the strongest population growth seen in recent years with over 750 new residents calling Launceston home.

Now is a wonderful time to make these new residents, who may be your new Neighbours, feel welcome in our beautiful city. 

 

 

ABCDE Learning Sites; focusing on 'what's strong, not what's wrong'.

The City of Launceston has collaborated with Bank of I.D.E.A.S to deliver four Asset Based Community Driven Effort (ABCDE) Learning Sites in the suburb of Rocherlea in 2017, Ravenswood in 2018, Mowbray in 2019, and Youngtown in 2020. From July 2021, Council is working with the Kings Meadows community to implement Launceston's fifth ABCDE Learning Site over a 12 month period. The next Learning Site will begin July 2022 in Invermay for an 18 Month Period.

The Learning Sites enable a community to identify their assets, build connections and create change in the heart of the community to benefit those living within the area. The approach is about focusing on 'what's strong, not what's wrong'. 

Learn more about the Kings Meadows Learning Site

As one of the first local governments to embrace this strategy based approach, the City of Launceston has worked with local leaders within the suburbs to identify, connect and mobilise their assets in order to take action, make positive change and directly shape their own community’s future.

How it works

The Learning Site will occur over a 12 month period based on eight touchstones. The City of Launceston has employed a Community Connector for this period to guide the community through the process.

8 Touchstones

  • Recruiting a community connector;
  • Finding a community builder team;
  • Hosting conversations to discover assets and what people care about;
  • Engaging local groups and associations;
  • Building connections through social interaction activities and shareable community opportunities;
  • Visioning and planning by asking 3 key questions:
    1. What can we do?

    2. What do we need outside help with?
    3. What do we need outside agencies to do for us?

  • Implementing change (doing and reviewing); and
  • Foster celebration.

 

Reach out, say hello and get involved in the Kings Meadows Learning Site:

Sarah McCormack, Community Connector

P: 0428 109 948

E: sarah.mccormack@launceston.tas.gov.au

Community Films

The Hidden Gems of Kings Meadows

A ten minute film made by Action Crew and Kings Meadows High School students in November 2021 featuring the hidden gems of Kings Meadows.

Dear Youngtown, a letter to our community

The City of Launceston celebrated the Youngtown ABCDE learning site with this short film made by the fabulous students of Youngtown Primary School and Kings Meadows High School. In 3 days we trained up 3 film crews, made up of 20 students interviewing 18 talents. 

Dear Mowbray

As part of the Mowbray Learning Site, the following 'Dear Mowbray' short film was created. Evi van der Niet and David Adams from Action Crew visited Mowbray in October and mentored Mowbray Heights Primary School grade 5 students over three full days in how to make a film. Pop up crews learnt the roles of camera, sound and lighting operators and the interviewer role and told us it was one of the best days they had experienced.

The Ravenswood Reporters

As filmmakers we believe in the power of stories. We need stories like we need sunshine. They weave our lives together. They turn away our fears. We interviewed incredible people. Their stories all tell how Ravenswood has the heart, guts & courage to turn its potential into reality. 

Community and Event Grants

Each year the City of Launceston offers a wide range of Community Grant and Event Funding opportunities to support events and community initiatives across the City. Learn more about available Community Grant Funding and Event Funding opportunities offered by City of Launceston.