Sunshine Coast Youth Council has developed a short survey to hear from young people aged 15-24 across the region to gain an understanding of their priorities – the future leaders.

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Community engagement

Have your say on the Sunshine Coast Youth Council’s first youth survey by completing the form below.

Or send your feedback to:

Sunshine Coast Council, Locked Bag 72, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre, QLD 4560 or email commdevelopment@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Submissions close 19 December 2021.

Where to from here

Feedback received from this Sunshine Coast youth survey, will;

  • Provide prioritised areas for the Youth Council to action
  • Highlight points of interest that Youth Council can advocate for
  • Provide connection between youth and Sunshine Coast Council
  • Open an ongoing dialogue with the region’s young people.

Overview

This project is about gaining a clearer understanding on the perspectives, interests and priorities of young people (15-24 years) on the Sunshine Coast. It includes:

  • A regional focus
  • A means for Sunshine Coast youth to make their voices heard, including their areas of concern
  • Understanding what is important to youth
  • Determining priority areas that the Youth Council can look to advocate for and/or deliver an action towards.
  • Generate/share their ideas for action.

Background

Sunshine Coast Council has successfully supported and worked alongside the region’s young people over many years. This has taken on various forms from Youth Week activities, supporting the Youth network, Youth Action Groups, Speak Up Engage, development of a Youth Action Plan 2018 and targeted conversations and consultations. Each of these have inspired the newly formed Youth Council 2021.

The aim of the Youth Council is to create opportunities that educate members on the role and functions of Local Government, advocate for issues and ideas that relate to young people and collectively deliver on activities and projects that support or celebrate the youth of the region.

Young people aged between 15-24 account for roughly 11.2 per cent or of the overall Sunshine Coast population, equivalent to more than 33,000 people (2016 census data). As the Youth Council aims to represent the views of Sunshine Coast young people, it is important to ensure the Youth Council accurately and reasonably understands what those opinions and interests are.

Contacts

For more information, please contact council’s Community Development Officer via Council's Customer Contact Centre or email commdevelopment@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.


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