Consultation has concluded

Yarra Council is preparing a long term plan for children and young people aged 0 to 25.

'The Plan' will adopt a life stage approach that reflects the journey from early childhood to adulthood.

The Nest framework, developed by the Australian Research Alliance for Children (ARACY) will underpin and guide development of 'The Plan'. It was developed through research and consultation including feedback from 9,000 Australian children and young people to find out what they need to have a good life. The Nest promotes the following vision:

All children and youth are loved and safe, have material basics, are healthy, are learning and are participating and have a positive sense of culture and identity

We are seeking feedback to find out more about what is working well, what could be improved or changed in Yarra to help achieve this vision.

Have Your Say

The Family, Youth and Children's services team will be out and about during National Children's week and engaging with client and stakeholder groups throughout October and November.

The online survey's below are a simple and convenient way for you and your family to contribute:

  • Are you raising children in Yarra? Share your thoughts, experiences and ideas via the Raising Children survey below
  • Are you growing up in Yarra? Share your thoughts, experiences and ideas via the Growing Up in Yarra survey below

The online surveys will be open until Friday 24 November 2017.