Tweed Youth Strategy

Tweed Shire Council

Cred worked with young people, parents and carers, youth services and Council staff over 12 months through the Speak Out Campaign, to develop and deliver the Tweed Youth Strategy and Action Plan. The Tweed Youth Strategy is Council’s first youth specific integrated strategic service delivery plan that underpins our Community Strategic Plan. The Youth Strategy is supported by solid research around the needs and aspirations of our young people. Tweed Shire will benefit from having a Strategy that taps into the creativity and resources, skills and interests, energy and enthusiasm of young people.

This project won the 2013 NSW PIA Award for excellence in the area of Planning for Children and Young People. 

"The Youth Strategy is an exemplary document, worthy of PIA’s recognition, largely because it was produced using a wide-range of best practice participatory activities....Potentially, this is a powerful document that can be monitored over the years to validate changes that occur and its overall effectiveness in maintaining an active connection with the children and young people of Tweed Shire. While the product is excellent, the process of getting to it is especially worthy of replication." 

(Linda Corkery & Kate Bishop, 'Envisioning Urban Futures with Children and Young People', State of Australian Cities Conference, 2015)

Download the report.