Consultation has concluded

Canterbury-Bankstown is home to more than 65,000 young people aged 12-24, which make up about 17 per cent of the total population. Young people are a valuable part of our community and contribute to our city in a range of ways; they are active members of local community, cultural, creative and sporting groups, volunteers, students and workers.

The Draft Youth Action Plan highlights the City’s youth as highly culturally diverse, open-minded and supportive of each other, focusing on what unites and connects them. They have enormous talent, great ideas and a broad range of skills. They are resilient and bounce back quickly in the face of challenges. They are optimistic and excited about the future, and the future of our City.

The Youth Action Plan is structured around objectives that contribute to building the resilience of young people and improving their connection to the community and Council. It also emphasises the need for Council to work together with young people, local stakeholders and government to take a holistic approach, and the need to take a strategic leadership role in seeking the best outcomes for young people in our City.

Community involvement in creating this plan

Community engagement with young people, parents and carers, youth service providers, and Council staff formed a key part of the development of this Action Plan, including:

  • Online survey (193 respondents)
  • Pop-up and intercept surveys (8 events)
  • Focus group (8 participants)
  • Youth services interagency (30 participants)

For more information about community engagement that informed the plan, refer to the Youth Plan Background and Needs Report.

Exhibition period

The exhibition period for the Draft Youth Action Plan was from Thursday 29 August to Monday 28 October 2019.

Have your say

Thank you to all those who have provided their feedback. Submissions were considered in the next version of the plan and the final revised plan was adopted at a meeting of Council on 10 December 2019. To read the Council meeting minutes, please view