Council wins two NSW Youth Action awards
Camden’s servicing of local youth has come to the fore after Council was recognised twice at the NSW Youth Action Awards recently.
Julia Reserve Youth Precinct in Oran Park was awarded the NSW Youth Service of the Year award, followed by Council’s Camden Youth Strategy, picking up the Outstanding Use of Data and Evaluation Award.
Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli, said the awards are fantastic recognition of the work Council has delivered to young people within the Camden Community.
“Local young people truly are the future of our growing area, and it is important that Council provides them with assistance and opportunities to learn and grow,” Cr Fedeli said.
“Young people aged from 12 to 24 years make up 17.5 per cent of Camden’s population. In forming the Camden Youth Strategy earlier this year, it was paramount that our young people felt heard and valued and that we set a strong foundation to assist them as they go through their formative years.
“Julia Reserve Youth Precinct offers a number of attractions for young people including a skate park, basketball court, ping pong tables, kickabout space, shelters and seating.
“The facility has been extremely popular since it opened in 2020 and also includes an impressive community centre with a range of local organisations offering support to local young people as well.
“I am proud to be leading a Council which goes above and beyond for its community and thank NSW Youth Action for the recognition.”
The NSW Youth Service Award is Julia Reserve Youth Precinct’s fourth since it opened, after winning the 2020 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects award, 2020 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects State award and UDIA NSW Excellence Award.
For more information on youth opportunities in the Camden area, go to www.camden.nsw.gov.au/community