Our active, healthy city - Youth Strategy 2014-2019

Brisbane City Council wants all young people to experience Brisbane as a city that supports their well-being and helps them enjoy active and healthy lifestyles.

Our active, healthy city is one of eight themes in the Youth Strategy 2014-2019: Delivering a youth-friendly city.

The other seven themes are - vibrant and creative, smart and prosperous, accessible and connected, friendly and safe, clean and green, well-designed and subtropical, and New World City

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Key facts and findings 

The following trends and issues affect Brisbane young people:

  • suicide is the leading cause of death for young people
  • body image dissatisfaction affects 75% of young women and 66% of young men
  • financial and other barriers affect participation in sport and recreation

Our active and healthy strategies for young people

As a Council, we want young people in Brisbane to:

  • stay healthy, be resilient, and to connect with people who care about their well-being
  • enjoy social, sporting and recreational activities in Brisbane

To achieve these outcomes, our active and healthy strategies for young people over the next five years include:

  • support youth-led initiatives to improve health and well-being
  • involve young people in planning our activities
  • build resilience and strengthen support networks

Download the 'active, healthy city' section of the Youth Strategy 2014-2019: Delivering a youth-friendly city to read more about:

  • young person profile: Chris Raine, founder and CEO of Hello Sunday Morning movement
  • key findings: trends and issues affecting young people in Brisbane
  • Council's strategies - where we want to be and how we are going to get there
  • ongoing Council programs
  • extensions to Council programs
  • new initiatives

Youth Strategy 2014-2019 - Our active, healthy city - pages 18-27 (PDF - 404kb)
Youth Strategy 2014-2019 - Our active, healthy city - pages 18-27 (Word - 123kb)

If you would like to read about the other themes, download the full Youth Strategy 2014-2019 (PDF - 5Mb).


Go back to the Youth Strategy 2014-2019 page.

Last updated: 3 May 2019

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