Youth Action Plan

Council works with the Ministry for Youth Development and youth service providers in our district to aid youth development.

In 2011 the Ministry for Youth Development teamed up with Council and three youth service providers in our district. A survey was completed by 276 12-24 years olds in our district. As a result of this survey a report was published called Putting Words Into Action. The report highlighted a number of concerns for youth in our district. The main concerns included having nothing to do, a lack of youth friendly spaces and activities, and a lack of youth employment opportunities. As a result of this, the Matamata-Piako Youth Action Plan (pdf, 20kb) was developed to try and address these issues.