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Neighbours Unite

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Name our Neighbours Unite Penguin Colouring-In Competition

Our Neighbours Unite penguin is looking for a name. He’s been waddling all through Rockingham, but still hasn’t found one. Can you help us name our little penguin?

Complete the colouring-in competition by downloading the entry form below and include your suggested name by Friday 9 October 2020.

The person who suggests the winning name will receive a $50 gift voucher. The final name will be voted by the community during Children’s Week.

Terms and conditions

  • Entries should be submitted by Friday 9 October 2020 by email to customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or posting to Community Safety, City of Rockingham, PO Box 2142, Rockingham DC WA 6967.
  • Entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form.
  • The competition is open to residents of City of Rockingham only.
  • Entrants under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian permission.
  • Winners will be selected by a selection panel including representatives from the City of Rockingham.
  • Winners consent to the penguin’s name being used within media campaigns by the City of Rockingham.
  • The community member who suggests the winning name will win a $50 gift voucher.

Get to know your neighbour

Neighbour Day is an annual celebration in March celebrating connection with our neighbours.  In the City of Rockingham, we love it so much that we have decided that Neighbour Day should be every day!

A good relationship with your neighbours is important because connection with others can transform communities.

A connected community is a safer community and neighbours play a vital role.

Registration as a Neighbours Unite Champion is a simple online process. Once registered you will receive a monthly update with local safety information, ideas and incentives to help you take steps to build a connected community.

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Neighbours Unite is a City initiative that creates neighbourhood connections to encourage safer communities. 

You can become a Neighbours Unite Champion, host a neighbourhood activity and keep up to date with monthly updates from our team.

Sign up for Neighbours Unite

Follow these three simple steps to sign up:

  1. Sign up to Rock Port
  2. In Rock Port select My Profile. In the 'Please email me' section, tick Neighbours Unite
  3. Receive our monthly updates

Once you are a registered Neighbours Unite Champion, you can apply to host a Neighbours Unite Activity

Neighbours Unite Activity

You can register a neighbourhood activity to be eligible for up to $150 reimbursement for activity costs and receive a free Host Pack. (Terms and conditions apply).

Host your activity anywhere that is safe: at home, your verge or local park and take time to meet your neighbours.

Ideas are only limited by your imagination but could include a:

  • barbecue
  • bake off
  • high tea
  • after-school activity
  • dog walking group
  • games night, and many more.

Neighbour Unite Activities can occur throughout the year, excluding between 18 December - 7 January each year.  Festive neighbourhood celebrations prior to these dates are encouraged, although reimbursements may be delayed during City closures.

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Hosting a Neighbours Unite Activity:

  • View the terms and conditions below

  • Register your activity with the City three weeks prior to the activity.

  • Host an alcohol-free activity

  • Apply for up to a $150 reimbursement following your activity

See the Neighbours Unite Information Brochure for more information, email neighboursunite@rockingham.wa.gov.au  or call our Community Safety Team on 9528 0333.

Frequently asked questions

Neighbors Unite championsHow can I connect with my neighbours?

  • Introduce yourself
  • Wave or have a chat
  • Invite them for coffee
  • Walk your dogs together
  • Be aware of what is going on in the neighbourhood. Report suspicious behaviour, people or vehicles to police on 131 444
  • Give your neighbours a contact number.

What can I do for my neighbours who are on holiday?

  • Collect their mail
  • Take their bins in and out
  • Keep an eye out for activity around their home
  • Water the garden.

Can I become a Neighbourhood Watch volunteer if I am a Neighbours Unite Champion? What's the difference?

Yes.  Both operate to improve neighbourhood connection, however Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) is administered through the State Neighbourhood Watch Office in Perth while Neighbours Unite is a City of Rockingham initiative with an informal application process.

What happens when I sign up?

Neighbours Unite champions receive monthly newsletters with current local safety information and details regarding Neighbours Unite initiatives that you can register for. Neighbours Unite merchandise and Community Safety information is available on request.

What if I don’t get along with my neighbour and want to be involved?

Neighbours include people across the road and those in your immediate street block and wider neighbourhood.

What happens if I move house?

Neighbours Unite Champions are contacted via email. Changes of email can be communicated to neighboursunite@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Staying Connected to your Neighbours Competition
Neighbours Unite wants to know how you’re staying connected with your neighbours. 
 
Each month Neighbours Unite is giving neighbours who are staying connected the chance to win a $50 gift voucher redeemable at a local business. Going in the draw is easy:
 
  1. Get connected with your neighbourhood in any way, shape or form.
  2. Send in a photo of yourself and let the Neighbours Unite team know how you are staying connected by email at neighboursunite@rockingham.wa.gov.au,
  3. Keep your eye on the City's Facebook page where we will share the winning ideas to stay connected each month.

Terms and conditions

  • By sending in your photo, you are agreeing that your image can be shared through the City's social media pages.
  • Winners must be registered Neighbours Unite Champions (including employees of the City of Rockingham and their families).
  • Winners will be announced at the beginning of each month and contacted by email to confirm how to receive the $50 local business gift voucher. (Competition runs monthly until February 2021).
  • One entry per person, per challenge.
  • People in the photo have given permission to be used for this competition.
  • This competition hosted by the City of Rockingham and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram.
  • Entries must adhere to the City’s Facebook Usage Guidelines. Any content not adhering to these guidelines will be removed from the City’s Facebook page.

As restrictions are lifting, we would encourage you to get connected with your neighbours and register your gatherings as a Neighbours Unite Activity to be reimbursed up to $150.

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