Nominate a backyard hero today thanks to My Legendary Neighbour

Published: 01 Mar 2022

Do you have Mackay region’s most legendary neighbour? We want to know!

Mayor Greg Williamson said the region was full of generous people who regularly carried out selfless acts for their neighbours.

“Whether it’s taking bins out, mowing a mate’s lawn or sharing homegrown produce with neighbours over the fence – we are lucky to have some of the best people living in our local communities,” Mayor Williamson said.

As part of Neighbour Day (which occurs on March 27), council is celebrating the region’s backyard heroes with its very own neighbour-centred competition, My Legendary Neighbour.

To enter, residents simply need to head to council’s website, and tell us what makes your neighbour great.

Mayor Williamson said this was the second year council had run the competition.

“Last year we had outstanding nominations, including our winners Donna and Mark Sanim who were nominated by their neighbour Heather Arnold,” he said.

“This generous couple literally donated hundreds of hours of service to Heather and her late husband Don by pitching in around the home with odd jobs, picking up her groceries and just checking in on her wellbeing on a regular basis.

“This is the type of mateship that makes you really proud to call Mackay home and we’d like to shine a light on these backyard heroes.”

There are prizes to be won for nominators and their neighbours including a delicious share platter or barbecue pack.

Nominations close on Monday, March 21, at midnight, and the winner/s will be announced on Friday, March 25.

Neighbour Day 2022 will be held on Sunday, March 27, and is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with their neighbours.