The Town of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has approved the Draft Youth Development Strategy 2022-2025 for community consultation, setting a clear path for programs, initiatives, advocacy and support for youth over the next four years.
The strategy includes four key elements, which also align with the Council’s long-term strategic plan, CityPlan 2030: Shaping Our Future. They are:
- Young people are connected, included and welcomed;
- Young people are active and healthy;
- Young people have a resilient future and;
- Young people are visible and heard.
The draft strategy was written as a result of feedback received from young people who live, work, study and play in the Town of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.
The comments received made it clear that mental health and diversity were very important to young people.
“The strategy will provide overall direction for Council’s youth programs over the next four years,” said Mayor Robert Bria.
“Young people are an integral part of the Council’s vision of a progressive, prosperous, sustainable and socially cohesive city, with a strong community spirit.
“Applying the youth lens to Council activities will identify where value can be achieved for young people and how youth participation can add value to the community,” he said.
To view the strategy, visit www.npsp.sa.gov.au.