Streets Alive

Want to get to know your neighbours better? Streets Alive encourages neighbours to meet in their streets, and get to know one another.

Register as a Streets Alive host and nominate your street, or a section of your street for a gathering. Streets Alive activities may take place in a driveway, front garden, or adjacent park.

Streets Alive activities could include:

  • Kids’ play in the street
  • A street garage sale
  • Morning tea or coffee chat
  • Picnic in a local park
  • Verge planting or busy bees
  • A produce swap or big-batch cooking
  • A meal to welcome new neighbours
  • Any activity that gets people outside their front doors and chatting to each other.

Benefits of hosting

The benefits of hosting a Streets Alive activity are:

  • Getting to know your neighbours and making local connections
  • Looking out for each other and feeling safer in your home
  • Contributing to community spirit and a sense of belonging.

Support from the City

The City of South Perth can provide Streets Alive hosts with:

  • Support to organise your event, including blank invitations, information and advice
  • Use of a sports equipment, including bocce, cricket set, badminton and frisbees
  • Event resources including ‘Children Playing’ signage and bunting
  • Reimbursement for approved purchases up to $200 (with receipt) towards your Streets Alive event.

Getting started

  • Talk to your neighbours if you like, and start to plan a Streets Alive activity for your street
  • Aim to include at least four households, but not more than 12 households
  • Keep it local – do not publicise your event beyond your street
  • Streets Alive gatherings are unique because they take place in a public or semi-public space, i.e. in your front garden, not your lounge room
  • If you wish to claim a reimbursement, please contact the City prior to your purchase to determine if it’s an approved cost.

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Contact us

For more information, please contact the City of South Perth.