Conversation Caravan was engaged by Loddon Shire Council to carry out research and engagement to prepare its youth strategy. The Youth Strategy 2019 – 25 will guide Council’s investment and services provided to best support young people and their families, particularly the planning, development and delivery of Youth programs and infrastructure throughout the municipality.
Like many rural councils, Loddon Shire has a significantly lower population percentage of young people aged 12 to 24 years living within the municipality, when compared to metropolitan areas. Loddon Shire Council recognises the importance of young people to the future of the Shire and the importance of working to make the Shire a place where they feel they can lead a supported, healthy and fulfilling life, and return easily if they decide to leave.
Conversation Caravan delivered and facilitated a creative arts school activity, an interview with Anglicare, an online guided question kit, and five pop ups; two at local schools, two in the community at sporting matches and one with internal Council staff.