Youth Strategy 2022-2026
The ideas of hundreds of young people from across the Shire have shaped Nillumbik’s first Youth Strategy 2022-2026.
The Youth Council – an advisory committee made up of 15 passionate young people aged 15-25 years – took a lead role in the creation of the strategy, which sets out a four-year commitment by Council in how it will support and respond to the needs of young people who live, work, study, volunteer or play in Nillumbik.
The strategy covers five priority areas:
- Healthy and Well
- Empowered and Engaged
- Access to Safe Spaces and Places
- Equipped and Employed
- Welcome and Connected
An objective, set of focus areas and key strategies have been included under each priority, including investigating opportunities for a Youth Hub and improving places and spaces for young people such as skate parks, parks and walking paths.
Other commitments include enhancing access to mental health services, alcohol and drug support, career advice and vocational learning opportunities as well as arts and culture programs and events, and youth activities.
The Youth Strategy 2022-2026 is now available to view here.