Have your say on youth plan

RESIDENTS are encouraged to have their say on the City of Canterbury Bankstown’s first Youth Action Plan 2019-23.

The draft plan has been developed in consultation with local young people, youth organisations, reference groups, State Government agencies and the wider community.
In Canterbury-Bankstown, there are around 65,000 young people aged 12 to 24, which makes up about 17 per cent of the City’s population.
Mayor Khal Asfour says youth are culturally diverse, open-minded, supportive of each other, and have a strong focus on what unites and connects them: “The draft plan outlines key actions we need to take in order to support young people.”
Key actions include developing:
• Initiatives aimed at making public places more welcoming for all girls and women;
• Programs focusing on increasing young people’s understanding of mental health and wellbeing, including among parents and culturally and linguistically diverse communities; and
• ‘Life After School’ workshops, which focus on up-skilling young people.
To have your say, visit