City of Melville recognises friendliest neighbours


Betty Dawson, Tim and Aline Norris, City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey, Kathryn McCann, Frank Bueni and Peter Watson.
Betty Dawson, Tim and Aline Norris, City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey, Kathryn McCann, Frank Bueni and Peter Watson.

MELVILLE’S friendliest neighbours were thanked by the City of Melville on Monday, April 10, and each resident was given a $100 Garden City gift voucher.

The eight residents used their time to help others, from small gestures to significant acts of kindness, Mayor Russell Aubrey said.

Community nominations for the award were opened in celebration of Neighbour Day on March 26.

“I would like to extend sincere thanks to each and every one of our Friendly Neighbour Award winners and to all our residents who offer a helping hand and connect people who live close by; you are what makes our City a safe and enjoyable community to live in,” Mr Aubrey said.

The Norrises, of Booragoon, were nominated for sharing tools and welcoming a new mother in for tea and a chat, and Kardinya’s Frank Buemi for sharing his homegrown vegetables and helping neighbours with gardening.

Melville’s Betty Dawson inspired her younger neighbours, and Attadale’s Peter Watson was nominated for organising neighbourhood gatherings.

Kevin Looby of Ardross was thanked for offering help to those needing extra support from school pickups, cook-ups to passing missing ingredients over the fence.

Cheryl Kennedy of Mt Pleasant was nominated for her tireless contribution to the community and always being ready to welcome new neighbours to the area.

Friendly Neighbour Grants of up to $250 are available year-round to help people host an event in their neighbourhood.

To apply for a grant visit www.melvillecity.com.au/friendlyNeighbours.