City seeks feedback on first Youth Plan

Media Release 17 November 2021

The first City of South Perth Youth Plan is now open for community feedback. The draft plan will guide the delivery of services, events and programs for people aged 10 to 25 over the next five years with a focus on ensuring the City’s younger population feel connected and involved with their local community.

The Youth Plan was drafted in consultation with young people, parents and caregivers, and in partnership with the South Perth Youth Network and Youth Advisory Council of Western Australia. Their input helped form four key priorities: youth programs and events; facilities and places for young people; communications and engagement; and opportunities for young people to develop their skills.

A desire to see more youth-focused events and activities delivered in a wider variety of locations across the City was raised during consultation with the youth community. Ideas included food and music events, a youth makers market and better access to informal sport like social basketball. Young people were also keen to take up more volunteering opportunities within the City and participate in training and development programs made available through the South Perth Youth Network. 

City of South Perth Mayor Greg Milner encouraged the community to have their say on the draft Youth Plan.

“Young people are our future. It’s important that young people feel included and actively involved in the place they live or spend time, and this is what we aim to achieve through the delivery of the City’s inaugural Youth Plan. 

“With one in five City of South Perth residents aged between 10 and 25, the youth perspective is a vital part of our vision to be a city of active places and beautiful spaces. 

“Young people have told us they want to have a positive impact on our community and the Youth Plan is our opportunity to work alongside them to make this happen. 

“The Youth Plan will provide the City with a clear direction to better support, involve and communicate with young people. It will guide how the City engages stakeholders in the youth sector including service providers, not-for-profit agencies and other levels of government, to ensure we are best placed to advocate on behalf of our younger community.”

The draft Youth Plan is available to view on the City’s Your Say South Perth website. Feedback is open from Wednesday 17 November until 4pm, Monday 13 December 2021.