Young people are integral to the
Ballarat community and make significant contributions to community
life. The needs of young people within this municipality and
surrounding areas continue to change as the population spreads
across both rural and urban areas. To accommodate for these needs
the City of Ballarat has developed the 'byou Youth Strategy 2014 -
2017' (herein referred to as 'the Youth Strategy 2014 - 2017')
which provides council with a framework for improving health and
wellbeing outcomes for young people aged between 12-25 years.
The City of Ballarat Youth Services Team has always worked under
the umbrella of a capacity building and youth strengthening model
centred on engagement, skill building and empowerment.
"…for young people in Ballarat to be
actively engaged, valued and respected citizens, realising their
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