Youth Engagement and Activities
The Shire of Northam has a significantly higher population of young people in comparison to any other community in the Wheatbelt. The young people in Northam, as with the general population, have widely differing interests, aspirations, barriers and needs.
Organised programs and activities are seen as invaluable in providing an outlet for the young people, as well as providing a structured and controlled environment for participants to build a rapport with other young people.
There are many opportunities for young people to get involved in programs, activities and Clubs in the Shire of Northam.
As an initiative of the Shire of Northam Community Safety Committee, a list of youth engagement activities that are available in the Shire of Northam has been developed.
Coming Soon ... the Northam Youth Precinct!
The Shire of Northam is currently working on a Northam Youth Precinct Feasibility Study. The Study will provide the opportunity to formally consult with young people, key stakeholders and the wider community about their needs so that we can develop a well-informed design and understand the best possible location to develop a youth precinct in Northam.
A Northam Youth Precinct will be developed following completion of the Study so watch this space.
The Northam Youth Precinct Feasibility Study is proudly supported by:
Wundowie Skate Park
The Wundowie Skate Park, located on Banksia Avenue in Wundowie has recently undergone a huge redevelopment and now includes some of the latest skateboarding infrastructure. This is a great skate park and is well worth a visit.
School Holiday Activities
The Northam Inclusive Program is a collaboration of activities provided by different groups, Clubs and organisations, coordinated into one program so that young people have the opportunity to experience as many activities as possible during the school holidays.
For the most current list of school holiday activities available in the Shire of Northam, download the School Holiday Activities - December 2016 and January 2017.
Do you have an activity that can be included in the Northam Inclusive Program?
If you have a planned school holiday activity and would like to include it in future programs, please contact the Northam Recreation Centre on 9622 5153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be very happy to help promote your free activity.
Youth Led Initiatives
If you are a young person living in the Shire of Northam and you really want to get something up and running but you need a little help to get it going, we are here to help you.
If you can get a group of young people together and get in contact with the Shire of Northam's Community Development Officer, we can have a planning meeting and work through ways to get your idea off the ground.