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Street by Street

Street by Street is a national project in local neighbourhood community building.

Its goal is to revive the practice of community, and the art of neighbourliness, on a large scale across Australia.

It aims to re-kindle connections between neighbours that might once have formed spontaneously but which in our day and age require a little facilitation.

Its model is local neighbourhood networks in small population precincts of between 200 and 400 households.


Spring is here. It's time to mix it up.

Spring time is when many of us come out of hibernation and are ready to spend more time outdoors, take on a creative project or try something new. We know you like the idea of community, so now we challenge you to try this simple recipe to create a community where you live.

1. Take one deep breath...
2. Add a little courage and a sense of adventure (found in everyone if you look in the right place) 
3. Download this invitation template 
4. Add a park, cafe, your lounge room or backyard
5. Include a date and time
6. Shoot your draft over to us at for feedback
7. Press print and make some copies
8. Take your two legs and walk the street to do a letter drop
9. Mix in some people who live nearby, those you sort of know, know well or don't know at all (Note: Best results come from adding a good variety to the mix) 
10. Add some food, drinks and conversation
11. At the event, stir 8 & 9 together and mix well. 

We can't guarantee the final result will be what you expect. In fact, each of you will create something entirely different! Some creations will be small and tasty, others will be big and meaty, some will keep expanding and others might be more like a soufflé - you do it once and it leaves you wanting more or just does not rise to the occasion.

Most importantly you can't get this recipe wrong because every effort will have its rewards and you are guaranteed to have some great experiences with people who live nearby. If you have had your fill after one try of the recipe, well at least you tried it! Our bet though is that this first taster will leave you wishing for more. If that happens just follow the links at the website for what to do next.

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