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Bella KitchenSouth Western Times
Elyshe Russell with her children Mayah and Fletcher and Nathan Archer enjoy a community barebcue before lockdown.
Camera IconElyshe Russell with her children Mayah and Fletcher and Nathan Archer enjoy a community barebcue before lockdown.

The latest round of community barbecue grants are giving people the opportunity to get to know their neighbours.

The Bunbury City Council announced $200 grants for community representatives to host a barbecue in their suburb.

The initiative is part of the Bunbury City Council’s “Safer Community Network”, which aims to empower the community to be resilient to emergency events through social interaction.

There will be one grant available to each of the eligible suburbs of Bunbury, East Bunbury, South Bunbury, Withers, Carey Park, Usher, College Grove, Glen Iris and Pelican Point.

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City of Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said the initiative was a fantastic opportunity for neighbours to get to know each other.

"Social connection is vitally important and something we have come to value more than ever over the past 12 months," Mayor Brennan said.

"The City’s community barbecue grants provide a great opportunity for our residents to meet their neighbours, form invaluable networks and work together to keep our suburbs safe."

Successful applicants will be required to host a barbecue for their community which will be free to attend and offer a space for residents to get to know each other.

Applications are now open until February 15, 5pm via SmartyGrants: https://bunbury.smartygrants.com.au/mycommunitybarbeque

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