Review of our Children, Young People and their Families Strategy

Published on 23 February 2024

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Council is committed to ensuring the ten-year Strategy for Children Young People and their Families 2030 remains relevant to our community’s needs and reflects our growing population.

Since it was adopted by Council in 2020, the Strategy has stood as a whole-of-Council approach to supporting our community’s youngest residents.

We are inviting parents or carers of children and young people aged 0-25 years to provide feedback on the Strategy, to understand whether it remains relevant to our community’s needs since it was adopted by Council in 2020.

The Strategy lays out a series of objectives to uphold and advocate for the rights of children and young people, while guiding Council decision-making and actions until 2030.

During that time we have had a Census, a pandemic, technology has changed, and more people have moved into our community. It is important Council now checks back with our community to ensure the Strategy remains on the right track.

We want to know, if the actions outlined are still appropriate or if there are things we are not doing that you think we should.

Another important question is whether Council has got the balance right in our support of different age cohorts, given the strategy supports those aged 0-25 years.

Mayor, Cr Cuc Lam said the happiness, health and future of our community’s young people was important to us, which is why the Strategy for Children, Young people and their Families 2030 was created.

“By going back to our community now, we’re working together to ensure we are still on the same page about how we can best support our young people’s futures,” she said.

Community feedback during this review will be critical to help inform any updates to the Strategy before it goes back to Council later in the year.

Find out more information and share any comments by midnight Sunday 7 April 2024 at