Council encourages Sunshine Coast youth to mouth off
  • Friday 14 May 2010

As the biggest ever youth survey on the Sunshine Coast draws to a close, council is encouraging young people to speak up and have their say by 31 May 2010.

Running since March, the program will be amped up in these final weeks with council’s Speak Up Engage Youth Team visiting popular local community spaces and major shopping centres to discover the opinions and issues of thousands of young people across the Coast.

The team, which was developed in 2009 to help Sunshine Coast Council engage with youth, will be visiting Sunshine Plaza on Saturday 22 May from 10am to 2pm.

They are eager to hear from young people aged between 11 and 25 who are willing to give opinions about themselves and the Sunny Coast, and take a few moments to complete the survey.

Councillor Christian Dickson, who will be attending the event on 22 May, said the Sunny Coast Youth Survey was a great opportunity for young people to have a voice on the Sunshine Coast, stand up for their generation, and provide council with insight into their wants and needs, now and into the future.

“Council recognises that young people are an integral part of the Sunshine Coast region and contribute to the creativity and vibrancy of the community,” he said.

“The information collected from the survey will then become the basis of policies and programs relating to young people across the organisation.”

Under-25s who take the time to complete the survey will have the chance to win one of several great prizes including an 82cm flat screen HD TV, a laptop, four iPod touch devices, and dozens of vouchers (movies, iTunes, clothing, electronics).

Those youth unable to meet the Speak Up Engage team out in the field are encouraged to fill out the survey online by Monday 31 May 2010.

To find out more visit speak-up-engage website or email