Council is celebrating and rewarding our city’s best ‘community-minded’ streets. As part of the Best Street Awards entrants had to explain in 250 words or less why their street was worthy of the accolade, focusing on what makes the street friendly, how the residents look after each other, how presentable and tidy the street is and how residents add value to the community and environment.
The 2019 Best Street Winner is Sandalwood Grove, Carrum Downs.
Residents support each other through mowing each other’s nature strips, running errands, hosting street celebrations, making donations to charity, reducing waste to landfill and volunteering. As part of their application residents retold a story of sending a group text for a tin of tomatoes and before you know it, there being half-a-dozen tins on the door step. The residents of this street share smiles, tears, holidays and an incredible community.
The winning street received a special, personalised street sign, BBQ pack and a Sustainable Living kit.
- Cliff Road, Frankston – Residents demonstrated a sense of friendship displayed through monthly neighbours’ lunch and Christmas lights and decoration displays.
- Wandella Road, Frankston Heights – Residents displayed community spirit in sharing flowers and bulbs, mowing each other’s lawns and collecting food scraps for neighbours’ hens.
- Bangalay Avenue, Frankston South – Residents share garden tools and babysitting, along with street celebrations and community volunteering efforts making the street a great place to live.
Thank you to all of our finalists for making your streets such a nice place to call home and for your contribution to our city.