Waratah-Wynyard Council has a number of activities and programs run throughout each year designed for young people in our community. These activities are driven by the YPlan (Youth Plan) 2019-2024 (Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Councils).
This plan adopts many of the goals and strategies of the previous Circular Head YPlan 2016-2019, as
well as those of the former Waratah-Wynyard Young Persons’ Strategy 2011-2013, and it maps them
onto the priorities identified in our recently developed joint Community Health and Wellbeing Plan 2019-2024. By aligning the YPlan in this way, we hope to foster even stronger wellbeing for our young people aged between 12 and 24.
The YPlan is five-year roadmap for promoting and improving the physical, mental and social
wellbeing of our young people. It is based on the following eight priorities:
1. Reducing isolation
2. Supporting wellness
3. Valuing difference
4. Reducing socio-economic disadvantage
5. Improving access to the basics
6. Reducing harms from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
7. Building resilience
8. Empowering young people
The integrated nature of the YPlan reflects the ongoing close working relationship between Circular Head and Waratah-Wynyard Councils, and the way in which we set our strategic goals in tandem.
While the YPlan is a joint strategy, we will target our actions to meet the needs of our individual