Shoalhaven City Council is involved in developing youth services, facilities and activities.

We promote the participation of young people and showcase their achievements across the Shoalhaven.

Youth inclusion grant

The youth inclusion grant is for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus and give young people the opportunity to develop a range of skills.

Applications must aim to break down barriers and:

  • Increase young people’s (aged 12-25 years) access to and inclusion in the Shoalhaven
  • Increase the social and economic participation of young people in the Shoalhaven
  • Enhance wellbeing and a sense of community belonging for young people in the Shoalhaven

Grants need to address young people’s identified needs in an innovative way and increase young people’s connections to the community.

The youth inclusion grant program provides small grants of between $500 and $2,000.

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Skate parks and youth facilities

Find skate parks, BMX tracks, cycleways and more across the Shoalhaven:

Nowra youth protocol

Nowra Youth Protocol is a set of guidelines for all those who use public and private space around the Nowra central business district (CBD). It was adopted by Shoalhaven City Council 18 March 2014.

It aims to make sure people of all ages feel safe and welcome in the CBD.


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Youth Shoalhaven (interagency)

Youth Shoalhaven is a group of youth services that provide a public discussion opportunity (forum) for young people and the youth sector, and the broader community, to identify their needs and develop strategies and services to respond to those needs.

They have developed draft position papers to lobby effectively on issues for young people.


Youth advisory committee

Our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) represents the interest and views of local young people to Council and the Community.

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Aboriginal youth engagement strategy

Shoalhaven City Council’s Aboriginal Youth Engagement Strategy provides a guide to those working with Aboriginal young people across a range of community sectors including local government.

It aims to inform how organisations can best work with Aboriginal young people.

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