Youth Council urges youth to speak out on action plan

Posted on July 07, 2022



Frankston Youth Council urges youth to speak out on a new Frankston City Council four-year youth action plan.

The Youth Action Plan aims to:

  • Identify the current and future needs of young people aged 12 to 24 in the city of Frankston
  • Plan services, programs and facilities for our youth
  • Build on existing initiatives and identify opportunities to support young people
  • Provide opportunities for youth participation and advocate for youth interests

Laura, a member of the City of Frankston Youth Council, said:

“It’s an incredible opportunity to be able to have a say in the Youth Action Plan, because it ensures that the change put in place as a result is relevant and meaningful for the young people who are currently helping to shape our community!

“It’s such an uplifting and exciting position for a young person, because Frankston is a community that values ​​the contribution of its members, regardless of age; having so many young people involved in contributing their feedback and ideas means that not only will we be empowered to continue representing and championing our passions (big or small), but that real positive change for the lives of ourselves and emerging generations take place accordingly!”

Frankston Town Mayor Cr Nathan Conroy applauded the Youth Council for leading the charge.

“Obviously the Youth Action Plan needs to be informed by the needs of young people themselves, so I am grateful and proud that our Youth Council is instrumental in disseminating the draft plan and how young people young people can give their opinion.

“The action plan must reflect the needs and aspirations of our young people if we are to have a truly strong and inclusive city and community,” the mayor said.

Parents, guardians and community groups are also encouraged to read the plan and provide feedback.

There are several ways to share your thoughts on the plan:

  • online at engage.frankston.vic.gov.au/draft-youth-action-plan
  • chat with our Youth Services team who will be attending a number of events over the next month, including:
    • Pop up community event, Jubilee Park Saturday 16th July 10am – 3.30pm
    • Excluding direct Live Music Event, The Cube, Frankston Arts Centre, Saturday July 30, 6-8pm

Closing of the consultation: Friday, August 5, 2022

Following this last round of community consultation, a finalized action plan will be presented to Council for official adoption.