Long time Passage resident Jim MacDonald is spearheading the drive for a residents association for Eastern Passage and Cow Bay.
He said it will give residents a firm voice in their own community.
The idea for the group, said MacDonald, is based on the old rate payers association that existed prior to amalgamation.
"Back in pre-amalgamation days we had a rate payers group here that was valuable in uniting people and giving them a voice, a way to negotiate with the county, a way to request things. We could have a group like that, again."
MacDonald has extended the invitation to all residents in the community.
"Whether you are new to the area or have lived here forever, it doesn't matter. I just hope people are interested enough to show up, offer their suggestions and perhaps put forth their names as volunteers in their own areas."
Shauna Williams said she thinks the association would be good for the community.
"I believe this group is a positive initiative, especially as it is starting fresh and there is no executive committee already in place. It will draw the strengths and talents of all residents both new and old."
Williams, a mother of two, says she would like people to volunteer from all neighbourhoods.
"I would like to see residents here plan things together like apply for grants for a playground at Fisherman's Cove, and tapping into resources together."
Having one big group for the area would help bring people together, she said.
"Eastern Passage is evolving. It used to be a small community. It is promising to start a group from the ground up. We have to start thinking outside the box and show everyone what our community is about."
Steve Beazley's family has been in the Passage for at least three generations.
"I think this will give us the chance to put pressure on our councillor, if need be, and address problems like street repairs. It is important not just for businesses but the whole community to be connected."
The residents association meeting will be held on March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Buffalo Club at 625 Cow Bay Road.