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Youth Friendly Albany

Youth Friendly Albany Strategy

Following consultation with young people, the City of Albany has developed the 'Youth Friendly Albany Strategy 2017-2020'.

The Strategy provides a solid framework for the City to contribute to a more inclusive society that values the contribution and opinion of our young people and encourages their participation in all aspects of our community.

The strategy has been developed based on the priorities of young people and is focused on what is achievable in the time period. Some of the objectives are dependent on sourcing external funding if they are to be achieved.

If you have any questions or queries about the strategy please contact the Community Development Team on 6820 3023 or email commdevel@albany.wa.gov.au 

The strategy was made possible through the support of the Department of Local Government and Communities and the ongoing support of Rio Tinto.

Youth Friendly Albany Strategy

Youth Advisory Council

WELCOME TO THE YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) gives Albany young people the opportunity to have a say in the community in relation to new local facilities and developments, improving the environment and renewable energy and advancing a safe and inclusive environment.

We provide a young person’s perspective to the City of Albany, State and Federal government and other agencies upon request.

We create opportunities through workshops and events that target young people, which allows for volunteering opportunities and building relationships with a range of diverse groups throughout the city.

YAC exists to assist Albany young people share their individual perspective and opinions. Through involvement in YAC young leaders of today can strengthen their skills to continue their leadership journey.

ACHIEVEMENTS

City of Albany Climate Change Declaration

The City of Albany council endorsed the City of Albany Climate Change Action Declaration in October 2020.

The declaration was driven by the Albany Youth Advisory Council who presented a petition to Council with 1,000 signatures advocating for the declaration to be created and adopted.

Through a number of workshops with both YAC and the City, the declaration as developed to acknowledge the existence of climate change and that it requires immediate action.

Council have committed to seven actions in the declaration including developing emissions reduction targets, developing a climate change communications strategy and continued engagement with YAC.

Design of Youth Challenge Park

During the initial development stages of the Youth Challenge Park, YAC were consulted on the overall design on the skate park. Throughout the design process they provided feedback to the City of Albany which assisted the City in developing the final design.

City of Albany Youth Friendly Albany Plan

Following extensive consultation with the YAC and broader youth of Albany, the City of Albany developed the Youth Friendly Albany Plan.

The Plan provides a solid framework for the City to contribute to a more inclusive society that values the contribution and opinion of our young people and encourages their participation in all aspects of our community.

The YAC assisted in providing information on the needs of Albany Youth, which allowed the City to develop the Plan based on these priorities of young people and to focus on what is achievable.

Draft versions of the graphic design of the document were presented to YAC by the City of Albany in which YAC provided feedback and changes to be incorporated into the final version.

Heywire Workshop Delivery

The City of Albany and Youth Advisory Council delivered a number of workshops funded by the ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants 'Greenbook' program.

The grants were designed to support local community groups to adopt, adapt and implement ideas that were developed by 37 young leaders who attended the 2020 ABC Heywire Regional Youth Summit.

Environment and climate change were just some of the most pressing issues identified at the summit facing young Australians.

The workshops funded by the grant promoted grassroots environmental activities which were filmed to create an educational resource that has been used by a number of organisations.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Do you want to make a positive impact in your community?

Join YAC today by completing this form and sending it to commdevel@albany.wa.gov.au

Every new member receives a FREE YAC beanie and custom shirt!

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