City of South Perth full of good neighbours… and with good neighbours come good friends

Salter Point resident Kathryn Perin and Manning resident Ben Kahan with Manning Primary School students Ava Foster (6), Emile Dejon (6), Yeonwoo Song (6) and Ollie Newman (6) with City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty and Relationships Australia WA representative Esther Mwathi. Picture: David Baylis
Salter Point resident Kathryn Perin and Manning resident Ben Kahan with Manning Primary School students Ava Foster (6), Emile Dejon (6), Yeonwoo Song (6) and Ollie Newman (6) with City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty and Relationships Australia WA representative Esther Mwathi. Picture: David Baylis

NEIGHBOURLY love is in the air in the City of South Perth.

It has been named one of the top five WA councils named a Very Neighbourly Organisation by Relationships Australia.

City of South Perth received the accolade ahead of Neighbour Day on March 31 alongside Subiaco, Cockburn, Kwinana and Albany.

Mayor Sue Doherty said she credited events held by residents, including the Streets Alive program used by Bourke Street residents.

“It’s through those events that people establish networks in the neighbourhood,” she said.

“We’ve had one successful neighbourhood program and the Neighbourhood Watch Kensington came out of that.

“The City of South Perth is proud to have been named a VNO and fully supports Neighbour Day, which this year coincides with our brand new Hello Manning Community Festival.”

Relationships Australia national executive officer Nick Tebbey said the aim of Neighbour Day was to build better relationships, especially with the elderly.

“On March 31, we’re asking all Australians to reach out to the vulnerable and lonely members of their community to create a connection,” he said.

Hello Manning will be held on March 30 and 31.