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Child and Youth Action Plan

Council endorsed the Child and Youth Action Plan on 1 July 2024 (agenda/minutes).

The Child and Youth Action Plan is a four year plan that lists the key actions and ongoing services that the Council will implement to support the needs and aspirations of children and young people in the Council area. It has been informed by the challenges and ideas shared by our children and young people, community and stakeholders during consultation.

Our key actions from the Child and Youth Action Plan

  1. Youth Space - Explore the feasibility for programmed youth space/s
  2. Child and Young People Engagement - Establish a Youth Advisory Group and register of young people
  3. Community Development Officer (Children and Youth) - Appoint a dedicated Children and Youth Officer at the Council
  4. Mount Barker Regional Attractions - Attract or develop entertainment and leisure offerings in Mount Barker
  5. Township Play Spaces - Identify opportunities to improve children and youth play space in townships
  6. Getting around - Improve the ability of children, young people and their families to move safely around the district
  7. What's on - Improve promotion of local activities and opportunities for young people and families
  8. Funding for Children and Young People - Explore funding avenues to enable initiatives led by children or young people

The Plan is available to read here: Child and Youth Action Plan 2024-2028

For further information, please contact Egon Loh, Community Development Officer via email on or phone on (08) 8393 7633.