Youth Strategy

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Thank you for your input in developing Nillumbik's Youth Strategy 2022-2026.

It is with great pleasure that we present Nillumbik Shire Council’s four-year Youth Strategy, our strategic commitment to how we will support and respond to the needs of young people aged 12-25 who live, work, study, volunteer or play in Nillumbik. 

In the development of this strategy, the Nillumbik Youth Council has played a lead role in engaging and consulting with the young people in Nillumbik to gain a diverse perspective on matters impacting their lives within community. This process has ensured young people have a stronger voice and sense of importance in community. 

Nillumbik Shire Council’s Youth Strategy 2022-2026 provides an integrated approach to ensuring that we continue to value and incorporate young people into Council by providing meaningful opportunities for young people, valuing their contributions and empowering them to help shape our community.

This strategy has been informed by Young Minds: Your Voice, Our Future community consultation with almost 900 young people and key internal and external stakeholders and sets out the strategic priorities and focus areas for Council’s next four years’ of planning and delivery. 

Read the Youth Strategy 2022-2026(PDF, 7MB)



Annual Wrap Up  

Our Annual Wrap Up highlights the annual implementation of the Nillumbik Youth Strategy 2022-2026. It includes our achievements across our five priority areas and spotlights our main programs and events of the year. 

Read the Youth Annual Wrap Up 2022(PDF, 1MB)

Read the Youth Annual Wrap Up 2023(PDF, 2MB)

Young Minds: Your Voice, Our Future 

The Young Minds: Your Voice, Our Future youth engagement program aimed to engage a diverse representation of young people through a range of activities, supported by a youth survey.

Up to 900 young people between 12 – 25 years of age, who live, work, study or play in Nillumbik participated in the engagement which ran from 14 June to 20 July 2021. 

Click the image below to download a larger version of an infographic summarising the key findings.

The full summary report (PDF) is also available to download.

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Top priorities identified by our young people:

1. Mental health and wellbeing
2. Climate change and the environment
3. Education and employment
4. Discrimination and inclusion
5. Crime and safety