We value the importance of supporting young people in the Blue Mountains. Our mission is to help develop a safe and healthy community where young people feel a sense of belonging, being cared for, and have opportunities to reach their full potential. 

Through active participation, we believe young people should be empowered to gain a deeper understanding of citizenship and how to promote positive civic action and change in their communities. We work with community partners to help create conditions for young people to thrive. We endeavour to stay informed by continually consulting with young people through the Youth Council and giving them opportunities to voice their opinions on the future of the Blue Mountains.  

Our Community Development team includes a specialist Community Development Officer – Young People, who is supported by a Social Researcher, a Program Leader and other team-members, all working together with staff across Council, community services and organisations.