Growing youth population plan

City of Swan mayor Charlie Zannino.
City of Swan mayor Charlie Zannino.

Mayor Charlie Zannino said the project was a response to the significant growth and acute emerging needs of young people in the Ellenbrook area.

‘Twenty one percent of the total Ellenbrook population is aged between 10 and 24 years ” and growth in the age group is rising rapidly,’ he said.

‘Our projections show that by 2021, a quarter of the total City of Swan youth population (12 ” 25 years) will live in the Ellenbrook area.’

Ellenbrook ward councillor Natasha Cheung said there were three aims of the Ellenbrook Youth Friendly Community Project.

‘We want to engage young people and community stakeholders in creating a youth friendly community in Ellenbrook within the context of a growing community,’ she said.

‘The project will also lead to the development of a youth strategy which identifies a plan of action and processes to build on existing strengths and respond to issues and gaps.’

People interested in contributing to the project can fill in one of three surveys.

Links to each of the surveys are available at swan.wa.gov.au/survey

General community members and young people who fill in the survey will go into the draw to win a $100 gift voucher.

For more information email yanthe.mcintyre@swan.wa.gov.au.