Council adopts <outh Strategy
+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.