A collaboration by four local governments in the Kimberley will benefit young people in the region through a coordinated approach to the delivery of youth services.
The Kimberley Regional Group Youth Strategy has been developed by the Kimberley zone of local governments, led by the Shire of Broome and including the shires of Wyndham-East Kimberley, Halls Creek and Derby-West Kimberley.
The project received funding through the Department of Local Government and Communities Youth Friendly Communities Grants program, with $40,000 in 2014 and $80,000 in 2015.
Launched by Youth Minister Tony Simpson in Broome during National Youth Week, the strategy will ensure local governments work in partnership to identify programs and services for young people. The strategy will also enable the local governments to build on their capacity to create attractive communities for young people.
The strategy is the culmination of two years' work and built on the programs and services already being delivered in the region.
To date, the project has seen the formation of two youth advisory councils at the shires of Broome and Derby-West Kimberley.
Further outcomes will include a directory of youth services, the development of individual youth strategic plans for each shire and an action plan of youth activities.