Youth

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Youth projects and programs

2024 Projects are yet to be confirmed - please check-in regularly, as well as checking the What's on Bundaberg page for all community events and activities across the region.

Projects to keep on your radar:

  • Cultural Colour Festival 24 March - Celebrating Multicultural Queensland to enhance social cohesion and intergration between the 68+ nationalities we have in our region by participating in traditional activities (arts and crafts, dancing, cooking, games and more), eating delicious food and soaking in the amazing performances.

  • Rainbow Community Cafe's (18+ years of age) - Community conversations around challenges, gaps, barriers and positive influences for the LGBTIQAP+ community of the Bundaberg LGA. Those who identify, ally's and certain service workers will be invited to join a number of Community Cafe's across the region.

    • Registrations to OPEN early January 2024 for the following dates and locations:
      • 21 February - Bargara Cultural Centre
      • 27 February - Bundaberg Regional Arts Gallery
      • 5 March - Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre
      • 6 March - Oodies Cafe, North Bundaberg
      • 2 x EOI for Online sessions will also be available for those who cannot make it or do not feel comfrotable coming in-person.
  • Youth Week 2024 - April
  • Community Youth Collective Projects:
    • Youth and Seniors Connect
    • Drop-in Activities

If you or someone you know have concerns or idea's that may benefit your community, please give us a call on 07 4130 4150 or email comdev@bundaberg.qld.gov.au and speak with a Community Development Officer.

Youth Development Action Plan 2017-2023

Youth Development priorities and actions are now encompassed within the Community Development Strategy, 2024-2028 edition to be confrimed 2024.

The Youth Development Action Plan 2017-2023 was developed by our past Youth Development Officer who worked with young people for 12-months to develop the peice of work.  Approximately 1000 young people and 15 youth service providers were apart of the development of this document, by either a survey, the RE:ACT Youth Summit 2017 or other engagement activities held during November 2016 - April 2017.

The Youth Development Action Plan is a guide book that was broken down into specific areas and actions as developed in partnership with young people. Through our engagement process, 6 key themes were identified:
1. Community Safety
2. Engaged and Connected
3. Social and Emotional Wellbeing
4. Education and Employment
5. Physical space and Health
6. Environment

The Youth Development Action Team (YDAT) were brought together to work in partnership with Council to assist in identifying issues the young people of the Region are experiencing.

As part of YDAT, exciting opportunities arise as YDAT create activities and projects that address deficits in the community. YDAT bring youth issues to the attention of Council representatives, learn project management skills through all youth led activities they undertake, and also implement processes of meeting governance, chair secretary and acknowledgment of country. All YDAT activities and projects are supported by the Community Development Strategy, which provides an overarching framework for YDAT action in our community to promote inclusion, participation, accessibility and connectivity.

If leading or being a part of creating a future Youth Development Action Team is something you would like to do, please contact Council's Community Development team ComDev@bundaberg.qld.gov.au or 07 4130 4150.

Past Projects and activities:

  • The Walla Street Skate Park Upgrade, providing advice and ideas - completed 2020-2022
  • Green Book Project - Funded by Foundation fro Rural and Regional Renewal and ABC Heywire Youth Innovation grants to connect community to take collective action for the environment - completed 2020
  • Sour Words Hurt - a PLEDGE to take a stand against bullying in the Bundaberg Region - 2021
  • During the COVID19 lockdown, online activities were developed to support the regions frontline workers, families and environment:

 

 

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Address: 190 Bourbong Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670. Australia.

Telephone: 1300 883 699