Youth Action Plan strengthens council’s commitment to our future generations

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Pictured left to right Elysia Satara Year 8 Immanuel Lutheran College; Luke Hine QUT graduate; Minister for Innovation, Science and Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch; Mayor Mark Jamieson; Anna Kraschnefski Year 9 Caloundra State High School and Ryan McNeilly Smith USC at the endorsement of the draft Youth Action Plan at Caloundra Chambers on November 9.

It is now time for the community to have its say on the draft Sunshine Coast Youth Action Plan 2018-2021 which sets out the priority areas to support the region's young people and youth services sector.

Feedback on the draft plan, endorsed by Sunshine Coast Council on November 9, is open until 5pm on Monday, February 12, 2018.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said council recognised young people were an integral part of our community, the growth of our region and our future.

"It was imperative that council continued to tap into their enthusiasm, optimism, innovation and creativity to help shape our healthy, smart, creative region," Mayor Jamieson said.

"The draft Sunshine Coast Youth Action Plan 2018-2021 has been created to strengthen our commitment to our young people and to value their contributions to our region.

"This plan will ensure our young people are involved in decisions that impact on their lives, that they are supported to actively participate in community life, encouraged to develop their identity and independence, and assisted to take responsibility for themselves.

"That's what being part of an engaged, progressive community is all about."

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the draft Sunshine Coast Youth Action Plan 2018-2021 had been developed in direct consultation with our region's young people and the youth services sector.

"Council engaged with 779 young people from all walks of life to create this draft plan," Cr McKay said.

"The young participants of council's youth development program, Speak Up Engage, have also been instrumental in the development of this draft action plan.

"I would also like to acknowledge the valuable input provided by the Sunshine Coast youth and community services sector who assisted in the initial consultation phase.

"Now the draft plan has been prepared we are again seeking input from the community.

"There are a number of ways that you can provide feedback, including completing the simple online feedback form, participating in an engagement activity at a Speak Up Engage pop-up during January 2018.

"We will also be contacting everyone who provided feedback in the initial consultation phase and presenting to schools in early 2018.

"I encourage young people between 12-24 years to have their say.

"By providing feedback on the draft Sunshine Youth Action Plan you will enable council to implement an action plan that is responsive and focused on addressing the relevant needs of our young people."

Young people who provide feedback will also go in the draw to win one of five $100 JB Hi-Fi vouchers.

Visit council's Have Your Say website to read the draft plan, complete the online feedback form and obtain the details on the Speak Up Engage pop-ups.

Consultation on the draft Sunshine Coast Youth Action Plan opens today (Monday, November 13, 2017) and closes at 5pm on Monday, February 12, 2018.

For more information phone council on (07) 5475 7272 and ask to speak to the Community Development Officer or email

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
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