Action Plan to help youth improve lives

Have your say on the Draft Youth Action Plan

WITH almost 20 per cent of the population made up of 12 to 24-years-olds, a new plan of action will help meet their needs.

Mayor Khal Asfour said the Youth Action Plan commits City of Canterbury Bankstown to improving the lives of young people in CBCity.

“Recognising and responding to the changing needs of our youth is key to developing Canterbury-Bankstown into a youth-friendly city,” he said

“They are culturally diverse and aware, open-minded and supportive of each other, which is a reason why we need to focus on what motivates and connects them.

“We want young people to feel protected, have a healthy and happy upbringing, express their opinions and have a fair chance in life.”

With young people, parents and carers, and youth service providers, helping guide its development, the plan aims to contribute to building the resilience of young people and improving their connection to the community.

The plan will focus on: Including information on youth services, programs and events on the council’s website; ensuring public places are welcoming for women and girls; introducing programs to increase young people’s understanding of mental health and wellbeing; upskilling young people around education and employment pathways; and running youth-led forums to communicate the challenges and benefits of intergenerational relationships, family cultural expectations and volunteering.

Almost 200 people took part in the consultations to help develop the plan.

For more about the plan, visit