Rebuilding will give each community, neighbourhood, street and homeowners a new beginning, free from loose fill asbestos insulation.
However there can be many experiences for neighbours living near several houses and waiting for the rebuild process to begin and new neighbours to arrive.
We want to ensure that our Canberra community remains well connected during this time as a cohesive community is reliant on good neighbour relationships.
We want to support connection to community for neighbours who are experiencing a change in their relationships and streetscapes as well as homeowners who are resettling into new suburbs.
We have gathered together some tips to help renew and reinvigorate our communities by establishing new friendships, finding new activities and take in the many local attractions.
- Google and explore - go for walks, Google amenities and local attractions, explore parks, reserves and ovals.
- Frequent a local café or two - call in regularly to get to know the owners and staff, they can tell you a lot about your local area.
- Get to know your community through community notice boards or follow your local council or community organisation on social media - it's a great way to learn of upcoming activities and programs.
- Take up a sport, volunteer or join a club - more than 75% of Canberrans are involved in one or more clubs and there are also hundreds of community groups and not for profit organisations.
- Enrol in a course - in Canberra we are very lucky with the University of the Third Age, Canberra Institute of Technology, University of Canberra and the Australian National University all running short courses as well the community education through local community service organisations.
- Attend a local event – festivals, community markets and school fetes.
- Talk to people – make the first move when you're out and about, introduce yourself to your neighbours, contact school groups, join the library.