Youth action plans

Regional youth action plans are an identified key outcome of the Territory Families Regional Youth Services framework.

They are an opportunity to:

  • engage young people and key stakeholders
  • identify gaps and priorities
  • improve outcomes for young people through the development of regional solutions.

Plans have been developed for Darwin, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine and Tennant Creek.

Read the Regional Youth Services framework outcomes PDF (557.6 KB).

Darwin

The Darwin Youth Action Plan 2019 was developed through listening and engaging with young people, key stakeholders and government partners through the establishment of the Darwin Local Action group.

The plan aims to guide our collaborative local decision-making activities through to implementation, ensuring we focus our efforts to empower disengaged and vulnerable young people living in the Northern Suburbs towards a safer and improved future.

Read the Darwin Youth Action Plan 2019 PDF (982.3 KB).

Palmerston

The Palmerston Youth Action Plan 2022-2024 has been developed in collaboration with young people, key community stakeholders and government partners through the establishment of the Palmerston Youth Local Action Group.

The plan builds on the work of the first Action Plan, which was released in 2019 and reviewed in 2020.

It will guide future actions and priorities to be addressed in the Palmerston community and support partnerships and opportunities to work together to support positive changes for young people.

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Katherine

The Katherine Youth Action Plan 2022-2025 was developed through listening to young people and the community and working in partnership with stakeholders to establish goals and priorities for the community.

The plan acknowledges roles and responsibilities of government agencies, non-government organisations, service providers and community stakeholders in supporting young people to feel valued, involved and empowered to live a positive and healthy life.

Read the Katherine Youth Action Plan 2022-2025 PDF (5.8 MB)

Mparntwe/Alice Springs

The Mparntwe/Alice Springs Youth Action Plan 2019-2021 was developed in collaboration with key community partners, including young people, and outlines the goals and priorities for the community over the coming two years.

The plan identified key action areas to assist young people in the community to feel valued, involved and empowered and to live positive and healthy lives.

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Tennant Creek

The Tennant Creek Youth Action Plan 2020-2022 was developed with the community and is full of opportunity for young people, families, service providers and government of all levels to talk together, walk together and take action together to improve outcomes for the young people of Tennant Creek.

The plan aims to provide a positive focus on and get better outcomes for young people, involve young people in conversations and decisions that impact on them and improve local capacity to respond effectively to the needs of young people in Tennant Creek.

Read the Tennant Creek Youth Action Plan 2020-2022 PDF (3.0 MB).

Gove Peninsula and surrounding homelands

The Gove Peninsula and surrounding homelands Youth Action Plan 2022-2024 was developed with the guidance of a steering group comprised of the Gove Peninsula and homelands youth service providers.

The plan is based on the Vision for the Future of Nhulunbuy and the Gove Peninsula, "A new journey together: Traditional Owners’ Vision for the Future of Nhulunbuy and the Gove Peninsula".

The Vision for the Future of Nhulunbuy and the Gove Peninsula was created by Traditional Owners for the Gove Peninsula, the Rirratjiŋu and Gumatj clans and was released 15 March 2021.

The plan aims to understand what all young people across the Gove Peninsula and surrounding homelands believe helps them to grow up to be strong and thrive.

The plan identifies opportunities to ensure that place-based activities and services are meeting the needs of young people.

It also draws on the experiences of community members and service providers living and working in the region.

The plan make recommendations across three priority areas:

  • youth friendly spaces for young people after school hours and on weekends
  • collaborative, coordinated approaches to both funding and youth service provision
  • young people feel safe and connected to community and services.

Read the Gove Peninsula and surrounding homelands Youth Action Plan 2022-2024 PDF (14.3 MB).

Contact

For more information, contact the Office of Youth Affairs (OYA) or find out more about OYA.


Last updated: 15 July 2022

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