Residents in a Shellharbour street have found a way to feel connected and create a sense of community while adhering to COVID-19 social distancing rules.
They talk and dance with each other from their driveways during a "street party".
Families on Adelaide Place brought their music, tables, chairs, blankets, wine and cheese boards out to the kerb of the road and checked in on neighbours either side of them on Sunday afternoon.
Health care worker Loretta Cuda made up pamphlets and dropped them in people's letterboxes a couple weeks ago and the residents had their first party last week.
They had so much fun they wanted to do it again, adhering to the new rules.
"Before the coronavirus, we were all so busy and even though we live on a tiny street, we were lucky if we waved at each other," she said.
"Getting together like this is a great way to meet people and feel not so alone.
"Even though we keep our distance, together we can get through this difficult time.
"It has made us realise that you don't need mass gatherings to feel connected."
The idea has been seen in streets across Australia and overseas via social media and she hopes the street party inspires other residents to do the same.
Ms Cuda said she now had more time to talk to her neighbours because she wasn't driving her teenage daughter to extracurricular activities in the afternoon.
"When I moved to the small street, I thought we would have get-togethers more often and many of us were asking why we haven't done this before," she said.
"We hope to continue to do it after the coronavirus is over, maybe once a month.
"Now that we know each other a little better I hope if a neighbour needs anything during this time then they can ask someone to pick it up for them.
"Two new people also moved into our street recently so it has been great for them to get to know their neighbours."
Ms Cuda said the driveway party was particularly important for the older people on the street who have not had visitors for many weeks.
With the rules changing often, Ms Cuda called the police to ensure the driveway party could still go ahead as long as they did not congregate and kept to a two-person gathering rules unless those people were from the same household.
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