Coun­cil adopts <outh Strat­egy

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

+or­sham 5ural City Coun­cil adopted its <outh Strat­egy at 0on­day night¶s Or­di­nary 0eet­ing. The Strat­egy¶s en­dorse­ment means Coun­cil can now im­ple­ment a fu­ture ready plan for +or­sham mu­nic­i­pal­ity with the vi­sion to be “a youth friendly ru­ral city, with en­gaged and em­pow­ered young peo­ple who have ac­cess to the ser­vices and op­por­tu­ni­ties they need for a healthy, safe and happy life”. The devel­op­ment of this Strat­egy fol­lows ex­ten­sive con­sul­ta­tion with young peo­ple, schools, com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions lo­cal youth agencies and the gen­eral com­mu­nity. 'irec­tor Com­mu­nity Ser­vices .evin O¶brien said the Strat­egy had been out for pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion through­out -uly. “A to­tal of sub­mis­sions and com­ments were re­ceived and we thank those peo­ple for their valu­able feed­back,” 0r O¶brien said. “:e also had peo­ple, in­clud­ing young peo­ple, who par­tic ipated in the first con­sul­ta­tion pe­riod back in April.” The Strat­egy will see a transition away from the cen­tre based model de­liv­ered through Nexus to an in­ter­nal youth of­fi­cer who will be well placed to de­liver on emerg­ing pri­or­i­ties and co­or­di­nate en­gage­ment with young peo­ple. “This is a sig­nif­i­cant change and we ac­knowl­edge the im­por­tant work of *rampians Com­mu­nity +ealth and its Nexus pro­gram over the past years,” 0r O¶brien said. “The new di­rec­tion will al­low +5CC to re­spond to the di­verse and chang­ing needs of all of its young peo­ple now and into the fu­ture.” 9isit the +5CC web­site to down­load a copy of the Strat­egy.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.