Fifteen young people have come together to form the City of Fremantle’s new Fremantle Youth Network.
Young people with a connection to Fremantle through their home, school or work were invited to apply and have their say on youth community issues.
The inaugural group, comprising members aged between 12-19 years from Fremantle College, John Curtin College of the Arts, Notre Dame University, Curtin University and other schools outside Fremantle, held their first meeting on 25 March.
City of Fremantle Community Development Director Fiona Hodges said the Fremantle Youth Network would play an important role in facilitating consultation between Council and young people in the community.
“I applaud the group’s members for their willingness and enthusiasm to take part in this community process and help inform the City on youth perspectives,” Ms Hodges said.
“The City is committed to listening and reflecting on their feedback, and collaborating to create a more connected youth community.”
With WA Youth Week (13-20 April) looming, the Fremantle Youth Network has hit the ground running and immersed itself in one of the biggest events the City hosts for young people.
The EYP Festival 5.0, held on Sunday 14 April, is the City’s official event during Youth Week and celebrates the Esplanade Youth Plaza’s fifth birthday.
Always a popular event with young people and families, it will provide the Fremantle Youth Network an opportunity to survey the community on broader youth issues. Data from the survey will direct some of the priorities for the group when it comes together for a planning day later this month.
Members of the public are encouraged to look out for the Fremantle Youth Network members roaming the Esplanade Youth Plaza and have their say.