Connecting with Young People

This consultation is now closed. Thank you to those who provided feedback on the draft strategy.

Young people are valuable members of our community and Council has a responsibility to ensure that they have an active role in the decisions, strategies and projects that influence their lives

The DRAFT Connecting with Young People Strategy 2018-2021 provides guidance to the organisation about how to connect with young people and sets out the youth engagement initiatives undertaken by the Council Youth Services team.

The Strategy outlines six key principles for effective youth consultation that were developed based on feedback from young people on how Council can better engage with youth.

  • Make the process an authentic partnership
  • Empower young people to participate by eliminating barriers
  • Make the experience clear, quick and relevant
  • Provide safe, accessible youth-friendly spaces
  • Secure the necessary consents/permissions and go to them
  • Show young people how their input will be valued and used


This consultation is now closed. Thank you to those who provided feedback on the draft strategy.

Young people are valuable members of our community and Council has a responsibility to ensure that they have an active role in the decisions, strategies and projects that influence their lives

The DRAFT Connecting with Young People Strategy 2018-2021 provides guidance to the organisation about how to connect with young people and sets out the youth engagement initiatives undertaken by the Council Youth Services team.

The Strategy outlines six key principles for effective youth consultation that were developed based on feedback from young people on how Council can better engage with youth.

  • Make the process an authentic partnership
  • Empower young people to participate by eliminating barriers
  • Make the experience clear, quick and relevant
  • Provide safe, accessible youth-friendly spaces
  • Secure the necessary consents/permissions and go to them
  • Show young people how their input will be valued and used