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A plan created with young people, for young people

We know that to secure everyone’s future, we need to first secure young people’s place on the Northern Beaches. After all, the young people of today will be the decision makers, innovators, and caretakers of our world tomorrow.

Everyone has a role in supporting young people to be part of community life.

With this in mind, we have developed the Draft Youth Voice Action Plan 2028 - Shaping the Beaches' Future. This plan was created with young people, for young people.

We asked you to have a look at the info and tell us: Have we got it right?

You could share your feedback in the submission form or give the plan a quick rating.

Comments closed on Tuesday 14 March 2023.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. We are currently reviewing your input and finalising the action plan.

​Want to chat with us?

We've been popping up at schools and during the following youth events in February:

  • COMPLETED Headspace Drop in and Draw at Manly Library - Thu 2 Feb (4-5pm)
  • COMPLETED Skate Under The Stars in Avalon - Sat 4 Feb (6.30 - 8.30pm)
  • COMPLETED Fusion Pride Picnic at James Meehan Reserve, Dee Why - Sat 18 Feb (9.30am - 12pm)
  • POSTPONED Girls on Fire Rainbow Resilience Program at James Meehan Reserve, Dee Why - Wed 22 Feb (2.30 - 5pm)

You can also give us a call on 1300 434 434 if you want to have a chat.

Check out our proposed actions

If you prefer, you can jump straight to the proposed actions for each of the four (4) key directions in the tiles below.

Got more time?

If you've got more time, have a read of the full Draft Youth Voice Action Plan 2028 and the accompanying Engagement and Insight Report.

Submission form

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Artist credit Aleta Wassell, 19
Over 18’s People’s Choice Recipient ArtDecko 2021

Consultation history

Youth Voice builds on what we heard from young people during development of Better Together (2020), Council’s social sustainability strategy.

A consultation paper was put together to summarise what young people told us. It identified eight (8) key focus areas:

Safety | Mental Health | Economic Security | Participation | Equity | Housing | Belonging |

In early 2022, young people were invited to share their experiences of these focus areas via photos, comments and videos on an ideas board. Click here to view the Ideas Board.

We also held a series of Café Conversation sessions for the broader community to come and chat to us about how we can better support young people to be part of community life.

Thank you to everyone who participated. Your feedback helped us develop the draft Action Plan and the Youth Voice Engagement and Insight Report that explores the experiences of young people on the Northern Beaches.

Have a question?

To learn more about this project, please contact:

Name Briana Davis, Social Planning & Strategy Coordinator
Phone 1300 434 434 (during business hours)
In writing

Marked 'Youth Voice', Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655.