Strategies, policies & Plans

Specifically for youth and youth services


Strategies, Policies and Procedures

Mitchell Youth Strategy

Mitchell Shire Council Youth Strategy is the culmination of an extensive research and consultation program. It provides a framework to guide the development of youth services that is receptive and efficient in meeting the needs and aspirations of all young people within Mitchell Shire. The strategy is more than a report outlining the future priorities of Council Youth Services Team; it is a whole of Council and whole of community approach, based on feedback from young people and stakeholders, and research on current best practice.

Download the Mitchell Shire Youth Strategy 2014 - 2017 (PDF, 1.74MB)

Mitchell Youth Consultation 2013

The Mitchell Youth Survey has provided a comprehensive overview of concerns, interested, gaps and health issues across the municipality for young people. The aim of the youth consultation project was to gain an accurate summary of our youth, informing a way forward for youth service across the municipality. The Mitchell Youth Consultation was instrumental in the formation of the Mitchell Youth Strategy for 2014-2017. The Youth Survey was distributed via email, hard copy, Facebook and via face to face distribution.

Download Mitchell Shire 2013 Youth Consultation (PDF, 1.27MB)

Mitchell Youth Services Policies and Procedures & Risk Management Handbook

This Handbook has been developed by the Mitchell Shire Council Youth Services in consultation with young people.

This handbook has been designed to act as a guide for Youth Services employees and volunteers, to assist in running safe, alcohol and other drug free, all-ages events.

The information within the handbook is based on issues that have arisen whilst implementing events/programs in Mitchell and builds on the work already done by Mitchell Shire Council. The handbook is Mitchell specific so you will take this best practice model and design your own handbook to respond to issues you may experience during your event management journey.

Download the Mitchell Youth Services Policies, Procedures & Risk Management Handbook (PDF, 337K)

Mitchell Enhancing Youth Engagement Strategy

The Mitchell Youth Engagement Strategy 2010-2012 (MYES) presents a whole organisation and whole of community approach to youth engagement. The MYES is a commitment from Council to work in partnership with the community; young people; families; local service agencies; organisations and local businesses; to enhance youth engagement so that young people are empowered to shape their community and their future.

The MYES was developed by a working party with broad representation from young people, youth stakeholders, Councillors and council officers. The MYES was developed through consultation with youth service agencies, youth workers and 127 young people from a diverse range of background who either live, work or study in the Mitchell Shire.

Download the Mitchell EYE Toolkit (PDF, 1.9MB)

The MYES includes:

  • Guiding principles for youth engagement
  • Ten policy statements
  • The policy context within Council, State Government and peak bodies in the youth sector
  • An action plan to assist MSC in more effectively meeting the needs of young people
  • The evaluation and review process for the Strategy.
  • For more information please contact Youth Services on 5734 6200 or email