Nelson Youth Strategy

The public is invited to provide feedback on Council’s Draft Youth Strategy.

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Youth Strategy (3.8MB PDF)

In 2016, Council started developing a Youth Strategy to provide renewed direction on what young people need in Nelson.

Once approved, the Youth Strategy will replace the youth section of Council's Social Wellbeing Policy and seeks to:

  • Identify young people’s needs
  • Set a clear direction for Council
  • Find partners to work with
  • Guide future support for youth development and activities.

Council has gathered initial feedback from young people and community groups who have highlighted a number of areas that can be addressed.

These include mental health and wellbeing, access to public transport, housing, local tertiary education opportunities, youth spaces and places, and local employment opportunities.

As a result, Council has proposed its strategic direction and is looking for feedback on the Draft Strategy.