With this work, Diball and Ng-Rodriguez hope to dispel the perceived reputation that western suburb has. "Because of Footscray’s past, there is a stereotypical belief that its residents are disadvantaged migrants from particular socio-economic backgrounds – this is largely untrue. Many migrants are well-educated or have worked hard at blue collar jobs to now own properties."
Through Neighbours, Diball and Ng-Rodriguez hope audiences walk away with greater awareness of community and change. "We want to query people's views on gentrification, assimilation, multiculturalism and community and to enjoy an intimate, honest experience with strangers, particularly in an age of growing suspicion and paranoia. We want them to be curious about their own neighbours, whom they may or may not know, as there is so much hidden knowledge about the suburb and the history of each home."