Dudley Super Street Sale 2013
We wanted a simple way for neighbours to avoid waste, and share our unwanted but good quality household items. We are also always looking for opportunities to meet and get to know our neighbours.
How did we make it work?
Group members came up with the idea of holding concurrent garage sales and in July 2012, 10 households in Railway St held the Dudley Mega Garage Sale. Each household contributed a small amount to the cost of advertising the sales.
The day was so successful, that the Dudley Sustainable Neighbourhood Group joined the ‘Our Super Street Sale’ service – a new initiative of Lake Macquarie City Council to help residents hold a street-wide garage sale.
To launch Our Super Street Sale, the Dudley community went all out and held a suburb-wide garage sale, with over 24 participating households. Dudley Public School held their mini fete event on the same day, which also embraced the garage sale and reuse theme.
Council supported the event through advertising in The Herald, Council’s website and Council’s facebook page. Each eligible household received a garage sale kit filled with tips and promotional materials.
What did we achieve?