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The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is offering up to $100 towards Neighbourhood BLOCK parties and would like local neighbourhood groups to take full advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

This funding is only available to the first 10 groups who register - so start your planning and get your applications in soon!

Shire President Pam Townshend said Neighbourhood BLOCK parties are a great way to connect with neighbours who you see regularly, but don’t know well.

“Block parties offer a chance to stop and say hello, and introduce yourself,” she said.

“They enhance social cohesion, contribute to a greater sense of trust and safety, improve health and well-being and may assist our community in being better prepared in the case of an emergency.’”

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River can support your BLOCK party by providing;

  • Blank Invitations
  • Loan of a Games Bag which includes a cricket set, bocce, quoits, hacky sack, frisbee, soccer and football.
  • Up to $100 of receipts reimbursed.

Your BLOCK party could be as small and intimate as a few chairs in a backyard, right up to a BBQ in your local park, or a party in a community hall.

You could also combine a BLOCK party with a Bushfire Ready Street Meet and/ or property assessment.

For further information or to request a BLOCK party information pack please follow this link   or contact the Community Development Officer on 9780 5233


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PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

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