Cumberland Youth Strategy 2017 – 2021

Our youth is our future

Cumberland City Council’s Youth Strategy 2017-2021 provides a clear direction for Council and its partners over the next 4 years. This will be in terms of supporting better outcomes for young people, and make Cumberland a vibrant place of opportunity where all young people are supported to learn, be safe, belong, work and contribute.

1 in 5 people in the Cumberland Local Government Area are aged between 12 and 25 years old, with the number of young people predicted to reach 52,376 in 2036.

To build a great community for young people, Council will focus on helping young people access and experience local opportunities to live, learn, work, stay healthy, be safe and feel included in their community.

Young people in Cumberland have identified the following five priorities for action over the next 4 years:

  1. Employment
  2. Education
  3. Health and Wellbeing
  4. Community Connection
  5. Safety

This Strategy was developed over 8 months throughout 2016/2017 in consultation with more than 1,600 young people, service providers, community organisations, parents, families, faith-based organisations, youth-facility managers, schools and Council staff from across Cumberland.

Our Vision for Cumberland

Our vision for Cumberland is to become the best place for young people in NSW.

This means that Council fosters a community of young people that are engaged and connected, feel valued and supported, share a sense of pride in their local community, and have the resources and opportunities to shape outcomes for themselves and the community around them.

View Council’s Youth Strategy

Council’s Youth Strategy is available in three accessible formats:

Further information

If you have a comment, query or suggestion, or want a copy of the plan in an alternative format, contact Council’s Youth Coordinator by calling 02 8757 9000 or email