Have your say on the City’s Draft Youth Strategy

Published on 28 November 2017

Draft Youth Strategy

The City of Swan has developed a ‘Draft Youth Strategy’ to help plan and cater for its young people, into the future.

The strategy, which has been developed in partnership with young people, key agencies and service providers, is now out for public comment and the community is encouraged to have a say.

City of Swan Mayor David Lucas said the development of youth services, initiatives and responses was becoming increasingly important for the City.

“The City of Swan is a ‘young’ local government area, with young people representing approximately 19% of the City’s population,” he said.

“So, we want to make sure we have a plan in place that recognises and responds to their needs and establishes the role of the City in the planning, development, facilitation and provision of youth services,” he said.

Pearce Ward Councillor Patty Jones said the draft strategy also aimed to build the capacity of young people to engage in, contribute to and influence the community over the next twenty years.

“Young people are our future so we need a strategy that helps to ensure they have the resources they need to grow up safe, healthy, happy and resilient and are provided the opportunities and skills they need to learn, work, and engage with the community,” she said.

The Draft Youth Strategy is available for public comment until January 15, 2018 and can be viewed at the City of Swan Administration Centre in Midland, at the City's libraries or on the City’s website at www.swan.wa.gov.au/haveyoursay.

Written comments should contain the reference Youth Strategy Submissions and can either be emailed to the City at swan@swan.wa.gov.au or posted to the City at City of Swan, PO Box 196, MIDLAND WA 6936.

Feedback received by the City will be used to inform the final draft strategy, which will go to Council for approval next year.

For more information contact the City on 9267 9267 or visit the City’s website.