City launches first Youth Plan

News Update 16 August 2022

The City marked International Youth Day this year with the launch of its first ever Youth Plan. The plan guides 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.

Local young people including members of the South Perth Youth Network joined the City's Mayor, Councillors and staff at South Perth Community Hall on Friday 12 August 2022 to officially launch the Youth Plan which was adopted by Council in March. 

The Youth Plan was created 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.

City of South Perth Mayor Greg Milner thanked everyone involved in bringing the Youth Plan to life.

“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.

"I’m pleased to say that our young people, along with their parents, guardians and caregivers contributed to the Plan, through a community survey. The City’s youth leadership group, the South Perth Youth Network created the survey to ensure we were aware of what was important to young people."

For more information on the Youth Plan and to download a copy, visit our Youth Plan page.