What do you think Swan Hill needs to support, engage and encourage young people? How do you think Council can be involved in making this happen?
Swan Hill Rural City Council is asking young people, parents and other community members to have their say on a four-year youth strategy.
The strategy will guide the activities of Council’s Youth Support Program during that time, as well as outlining how other local service providers can work together.
Three surveys are now available online – one for young people, one for parents/community members and one for youth service providers.
Mayor Michael Adamson said it was important to get views from all community members.
“One of our roles at Council is to help build a family-friendly and inclusive community. Supporting the needs of young people and helping to build their confidence and abilities is such an important part of that,” Cr Adamson said.
“To do this, we need direct input from young people themselves, from their parents and carers, and from the people providing services to young people,” he said.
“These surveys are a simple way for everyone to have that input and I encourage anyone interested in supporting young people to fill out a short survey.”
Cr Adamson especially encouraged young people to have their say.
“The survey for young people includes questions about your hopes and goals for the future, about the issues that concern you, where you go for help and advice, about drug use, and more directly, your thoughts on Council’s Youth Support Program,” he said.
“Many of the questions are multiple choice and they are all anonymous – so you can speak freely about your own experiences and opinions.”
The three surveys are available by clicking the links below and are open until 1 June.