One of the Central Coast Strategic Plan's major objectives is to provide opportunities for the development and growth of young people and to "engage young people in community decision making". The Strategy and Integrated Action Plan has been developed as a framework to assist the Council to develop a clear direction and to enable effective future planning for our young people over the next five years. The Central Coast Youth Strategy supersedes a youth policy that was developed in 2000.
The Central Coast Youth Strategy 2008 - 2013 supports the objectives/actions of the 2006 Partnership Agreement between Central Coast Council and the State Government. There are also direct linkages to other key documents. The Strategy's implementation commenced in July 2008 and will continue over the next five years; with a review in 2013.