Youth Strategy 2022 - 2026

Draft Youth Strategy coverHave your say on our Draft Youth Strategy!

August 2022 update:

Consultation has closed on the Ddraft Youth Strategy 2022-2026, and submissions are now being reviewed. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback.

June 2022 consultation:

Cumberland City is home to present and future young leaders with a passion for a diverse and inclusive community, offering access to opportunities and services for all, with welcoming places enriched with our cultural heritage.

The Cumberland City Youth Strategy 2022-2026 is a collective plan to make Cumberland a place where all young people can feel included, connected, healthy and can foster resilience and independence. The Cumberland City Youth Strategy 2022-2026 provides a clear direction for Council and local youth organisations over the next four years to support better outcomes for young people and make Cumberland City a vibrant place of opportunity where all young people are supported to learn, be safe, belong, work and connect.

The Youth Strategy sets the direction for Council’s own facility and capacity building of youth services and programming to support young people into the future. This direction is provided through the development of key themes, strategies and actions outlined in the Strategy. An important focus in the development of the Strategy has been ensuring that Council is collaboratively planning for the growing and changing needs, interests and aspirations of young people in Cumberland City.

What are the key themes for Young People?

Young people and services who work with young people in Cumberland have identified the following four themes:

  • Access and inclusion
  • Connectedness and identity
  • Wellbeing and resilience
  • Pathways and independence

Now we want your feedback on the Draft Youth Strategy!

We encourage you to download a copy of the draft strategy for review from our document library.

During this community consultation period, residents are encouraged to submit their feedback. Submissions are open until Friday 22 July 2022. 

To provide feedback on the Draft Youth Strategy 2022-2026:

Submissions on the Draft Youth Strategy 2022-2026 are to be made by Friday 22 July 2022.

There are three ways you can lodge a submission:

  1. Complete an online submission below.
  2. Email a copy of your feedback to
  3. Post a copy of your feedback to The General Manager, Cumberland City Council, PO Box 42, Merrylands NSW 2160.

Any questions?

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

Jeff Hamilton
Youth Co-ordinator
P: (02) 8757 9552 

Join the conversation and have your say!