Youth survey to guide Council

Youth survey to guide Council

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Young people with a connection to Penrith are being asked to share their thoughts and views about Penrith and their future, in a new online survey by Penrith Council. 

The survey aims to help Council better understand the needs, wants and aspirations of young people who live, work, study or socialise in Penrith and will inform the development of the Youth Action Plan 2020-2025.

The Youth Action Plan (2020-2025) will set the direction for Council over the next five years; guiding program and service delivery for young people in the Penrith LGA, to help improve their lives now and into the future. 

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said this online survey is an important first step in the development of the Youth Action Plan (2020-2025) and encourages young people to get involved.

“We’re asking young people aged between 12-25 years to share their ideas for the future and thoughts on how we can help create a better Penrith for young people,” Cr Fowler said. 

“Every young person’s opinion, ideas and feedback is valuable and important to us and we want to hear from as many as possible so we can better understand, plan and advocate for their needs.

“The survey is the first stage of our engagement, with the next stage to take place later this year and potentially include small focus groups and face-to-face engagement if and when gathering restrictions are lifted,” Cr Fowler said.

The survey is open from 4 May to 1 June 2020. All responses will be kept confidential. Complete the survey to go in the draw to win one of 15 vouchers to a local business in Penrith (valued at $50). 

For more details about the competition and to complete the survey visit:

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Sunday, 10 May 2020.