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Fairfield City Council is calling on members of the community to have their say and contribute to the development of Council’s next Fairfield Youth Strategy (2018–2022). All residents are invited to have their say.

“Young people are the future leaders of our community and we need to empower them utilising a variety of opportunities around education, mentoring, recreation, volunteering and leadership to become the best person they can be,” Mayor Frank Carbone said.

“The Strategy will outline Council’s commitment to young people and will guide us in determining the services, resources and facilities required to make sure young people in Fairfield City have the opportunities they deserve.

Fairfield City has a younger than average population, with one-fifth of residents, or 37,444 people, aged 12 to 24 in the 2016 Census.

Through a wide range of initiatives, including the award-winning Bring It On! Festival and the Fairfield Youth Advisory Committee, Faifield City Council has provided opportunities for young people to be challenged and grow their skills, participate in community life and celebrate youth cultures.

Council has also invested in 'bricks and mortar' to create spaces for young people, including youth centres, skate parks and public art murals.

The purpose of the Strategy for Young People in Fairfield City 2018-2022 is to consolidate and build on these successful programs, provide strategic direction and formalise Council's commitment to the development and support of young people in Fairfield City.

Have your say online

Closing date for feedback: 19 February 2018

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