Youth Informing Strategy

Project Overview

The Shire of Mundaring is developing a new Youth Informing Strategy!

This Strategy will provide a five year action plan that identifies key priorities, future services, aspirations and community activities that support and enhance the health and wellbeing of young people living, working or studying in the Shire of Mundaring.

  • Community Consultation on Draft Action Plan

    May - June 2024

  • Community Consultation

    November 2023 to February 2024

    We are talking with:

    * Young people aged 12 to 25 who live, work, study, volunteer visit/use groups and services in the shire

    * Parents and caregivers of young people

    * Groups and organisations (including businesses) that work with or have a connection to young people

    * Shire staff and Council Members

  • Develop a Draft Action Plan

    February - May 2024

About the Youth Informing Strategy

Through the Strategy, the Shire seeks to support young people and youth development services and organisations. The development and implementation of this Strategy demonstrates the Shire's commitment to young people and to working in partnership with local schools and service providers to foster a collaborative approach to youth service provision.

Youth Informing Strategy 2017 - 2022

Through the Youth Informing Strategy, the Shire seeks to support young people and youth development services and organisations. Please see the previous Youth Informing Strategy via the Document Library. 

This previous Strategy was developed in consultation with almost 500 community members and local service providers. Consultation with young people focused on exploring their values, ideas and concerns.

Why we are developing a new Youth Informing Strategy

The aim of this Strategy is to better understand what is important to young people and identify what we need to do to make the communities they live, work and play, the best places possible over the next five years.

Related Information

Community Involvement in the Youth Informing Strategy

Young people

Peer researchers- A number of young people within the shire have been trained to be peer researchers in their local community. The Shire understands that young people are more likely to share their views with other young people so the Peer Researcher will help the Shire understand the issues that are important to young people. Six young people aged 16 to 25, who live, work, study, or visit/use groups and services in the shire were selected to be peer researchers. The Peer Researcher conducted interviews and completed the surveys with their peers.

Survey- Young people aged 12 to 25 who live, study, work, volunteer, or spend time in the shire were invited to share their thoughts in a survey. The survey was opened from November until Janaury 2024. 

Youth Workshops- Several youth workshops have been held with schools or organisations in the shire.

Parents and Caregivers

Parents and caregivers of young people aged 12 to 25 in the shire had the opportunity to have their say on current service provision and ideas about opportunities for the future via the parent and caregiver survey. The survey was opened from November until Janaury 2024. 

Organisations and Businesses

One on one interviews- Individual interviews were held with local organisations from Decemeber to February 2024. These interviews were designed for any individual, group, organisation or business that connects with young people including youth services, community services, recreation services, faith groups, schools and other education providers and businesses.

Solutions Focused Youth Services Roundtable Workshop- In February 2024 we hosted a workshop with organisations and businesses to look at the consultation data and have a big picture look at the systems at play in the shire (and beyond). This workshop was attended by Shire Councillors, Shire Staff and local organisations. 

Community

From November 2023 through to January 2024  a postcard campaign was conducted whereby the community was asked to share one wish or big idea they have for young people in the shire.