A number of our tenants in Queensland, along with many other neighbours in cities and towns around the world, celebrated Neighbour Day on Sunday 30 March.
The Frascott Avenue Tenant Group on the Gold Coast is one of the groups who celebrated the day by organising for 30 tenants to join in the fun and games at Frascott Park.
Egg and spoon races, three-legged races and even a piÃ±ata were part of the festivities for families and children. Tenants also expanded their appreciation of a range of cultures by sharing food from other countries.
Tenant Linda Davis said the Group welcomed the chance to come together for Neighbour Day and promote a positive community feeling.
"Being a good neighbour is about consideration, keeping noise down, not being intrusive, but being friendly too," she said.
President of the Frascott Avenue Tenant Group, Julie Singleton, said the Group formed in 2001 in response to issues tenants saw in their attached housing complex in Varsity Lakes.
"We had palms on the estate which were causing problems for our tenants," she explained.
"The palm seeds got into the wheels which affected a lot of mothers who pushed prams. We got together to work through this issue and the Frascott Avenue Tenant Group was born."
The Group deals with practical issues on the estate and agrees on any decisions to be brought forward to the department.
"We don't get involved in personal issues, but we are very lucky they are few and far between," Julie said.
If you are interested in forming or joining a local tenant group, contact your nearest Department of Housing office.