Council wins Youth Week Award

Published Friday, 4th August 2017

Council staff and Youth Advisory Committee members at the 2017 Youth Week Awards.

Fairfield City Council has been crowned winner at yesterday’s 2017 Local Government Youth Week Awards.

Presented by the NSW Government, Fairfield City Council received an award in the category of Best On-Going Commitment to Youth Week.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone was pleased to hear of Council’s achievement.

“Winning in this particular category proves that Council is dedicated to continually providing an exciting, engaging and educational Youth Week for the young people of Fairfield City,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Congratulations to Council staff, the 40 different community organisations and members of Council’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) who helped ensure Council’s 13 unique Youth Week activities were a huge success.”

“The YAC is consulted on all of Council’s initiatives for young people, providing invaluable input into the key facilities, services and initiatives that are of interest to the City’s young people, from Youth Week events to leadership and employment pathways.”

The 2017 Bring It On! Voices Youth Leadership and Development Program engaged approximately 200 young people to develop their skills as young volunteers and advocates, helping shape Council’s successful 2017 Youth Week program.

“Collaboration on all Youth Week events between Council, community workers and young people, means that there is a great deal of direct interaction, knowledge-sharing and learning,” Mayor Carbone said.

“The planning process is an ideal opportunity to hear about what young people feel is important to them, and encourage them to advocate on behalf of their peers.”

The 2017 Bring It On! Voices workshop provided substantial youth feedback towards the development of the next Strategy for Young People in Fairfield City (2018-2022).