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 Development Framework 2016 - 2019’ (herein referred to as ‘the Youth Development Framework 2016 - 2019’) which provides Council with a framework for improving health and wellbeing outcomes for young people aged between 12 - 25 years.

The Youth Development Framework not only defines Council’s role but also the strong level of involvement needed from our local communities. A coordinated approach to the key deliverables in the strategy will ensure we create ongoing opportunities for young people, to support their health, wellbeing and connection to their community.