City of Karratha

Have your say about youth services

04 Sep 2019

The City of Karratha would like to hear your thoughts about youth services.

The provision of youth services currently includes extra-curricular school programs, sport and recreation clubs and programs, arts and culture groups, libraries and creative programs, and youth-specific festivals and celebrations, such as the VYBE Youth Music Festival.

The draft Youth Strategy 2019-2024 is now available for public comment after being endorsed by Council.

The strategy will guide Council’s involvement with stakeholders in the youth sector and the delivery of youth services over the next five years.

It identifies priority areas including personal development, community safety, accessibility to services, and empowerment and advocacy, with an overarching focus on youth wellbeing.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said Council values young people and wants to ensure it meets their current and future needs to be happy, healthy and have a positive impact in our community.

“This strategy outlines where to focus our efforts to engage and empower our young people over the next five years,” Cr Long said.

“The needs of our youth are diverse and include a range of age groups and interests and while Council has made significant investment to enhance facilities and opportunities in recent years, we are always looking for ways to do more.

“Youth services is consistently ranked in the top five priorities identified by respondents of the City’s annual community survey so we are keen to seek feedback from the community about the draft strategy.”

Extensive consultation and engagement with local young people and key youth sector stakeholders has informed the draft Youth Strategy 2019-2024.

The draft Youth Strategy 2019-2024 is available to view at the Administration Office on Welcome Road between 8.30am-4.30pm Monday-Friday or online at www.karratha.wa.gov.au/public-notifications

Submissions can be made in writing to the City of Karratha PO Box 219 Karratha WA 6714 or via email to enquiries@karratha.wa.gov.au by 5pm Monday 30 September 2019.