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Youth Strategy 2017 - 2021 Review

Diverse group of teenagers use mobile devicesNovember 2021 update:

Consultation has now closed and submissions are being reviewed. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.


October 2021 update:

  • Are you between the ages of 12 and 25 years?
  • Do you live, work, study or hang out in the Cumberland area?
  • Tell us what is important to you!

Council is developing Cumberland City's new Youth Strategy. Cumberland City Council’s Youth Strategy provides a clear plan for Council and partners over the next four years. The purpose of this is to achieve better outcomes for young people and make Cumberland a vibrant place of opportunity where all young people are supported to learn, be safe, belong, work, and contribute. 

Your input will help Council:

  • Understand what areas relating to youth are most important to you
  • Develop strategic goals and actions to deliver
  • Identify areas to increase opportunities for young people to live in a healthy, happy and safe environment.

To help inform a strategy complete the survey.

Submissions are open from Friday 15 October - Friday 12 November 2021. All completed surveys are eligible to go in our prize draw.


To Complete the Survey on the Youth Strategy:

Surveys for the Youth Strategy are to be made by Friday 12 November 2021.

There are three ways you can lodge a submission:

  1. Complete an online submission below.
  2. Email a copy of your survey answers to Council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au
  3. Post a copy of your survey answers to The General Manager, Cumberland City Council, PO Box 42, Merrylands NSW 2160.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact:

Jeff Hamilton
Youth Co-ordinator
P: (02) 8757 9552 
E: Jeff.Hamilton@cumberland.nsw.gov.au 

Join the conversation and have your say!

July 2021 update:

The surveys are now closed, and submissions are now being reviewed. Thank you to all who provided feedback.

May 2021 consultation:

Cumberland City Council is reviewing its Youth Strategy for 2017 to 2021, as well as preparing a new strategy. The current strategy has 5 priority areas:

  1. Employment
  2. Education
  3. Health and Wellbeing
  4. Community Connection
  5. Safety

To help us review the current strategy and develop the new one, we would really appreciate your feedback. We encourage you to download a copy of the current Cumberland Youth Strategy 2017-2021 for review from our document library, to assist with your feedback.

NOTE: There were two surveys in this consultation phase, one for Parents, Carers and Professional, and one for Young People. Submissions closed on 13 July 2021.