February 14, 2017
Youthful city plan progresses
A new status report on progress on Auckland Council’s strategic action plan for children and young people has identified the need for a greater focus on education and employment outcomes for Maori and Pacific.
Environment and community committee chair Penny Hulse says while many of the half a million young people living in the region are thriving, some young Aucklanders still face challenges in their health and wellbeing, school achievement, employment and ensuring their voices are heard on issues that affect their lives.
Council and council-controlled organisations have already delivered more than two hundred discrete actions, policies or programmes that are explicitly focused on children and young people.
These include 71 actions around education, work, and skills development, and 69 activities and action areas relating to sport, recreation, arts and culture.
The report identified a need to maintain a focus on areas of the city with high numbers of young people, particularly in the south.
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