Council tests pulse of youth
MANJIMUP Shire Council is calling on the region’s youth to provide details about their lifestyles in an effort to guide the council’s approach to providing for the age group.
Youths 12-25 living and studying in and around Manjimup, Pemberton, Northcliffe, Walpole and the surrounds are being asked to fill out an online questionnaire.
Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei said he hoped the survey would shed light on the needs of the region’s youths.
“This survey will go a long way in helping us ascertain their needs and desires,” he said.
“We aspire to keep our youth engaged and content, to stay within the region and to provide services that they connect with.”
Using the survey, the council aims to gather information about study habits, work, health, transport and accommodation to “gain an insight into how our younger members are faring”.
Cr Omodei said it was important to acknowledge the heightened risk of mental health issues and suicide in younger demographics.
“The Shire of Manjimup aspires to be a youth-friendly community where young people are treated with respect and where they feel safe, welcome and included,” he said.
Find the questionnaire at www.manjimup.wa.gov.au/Pages/youthsurvey2017.aspx and go in the running to win a $100 prepaid Visa card.