Our New World City - Youth Strategy 2014-2019

Young people have a lot to contribute to a future for Brisbane as a New World City - as engaged young citizens, bicultural young entrepreneurs and skilled, dynamic young leaders representing Brisbane regionally and internationally.

Our New World City is one of eight themes in the Youth Strategy 2014-2019: Delivering a youth-friendly city.

The other seven themes are - active and healthy, vibrant and creative, smart and prosperous, accessible and connected, friendly and safe, clean and green, and well-designed and subtropical.

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Key facts and findings

The following trends and issues affect Brisbane young people:

  • young global citizens are engaged daily with personal and work networks across the world
  • international students are coming to Brisbane in large numbers every year
  • young people are passionate about sharing their cultures with Brisbane and the world

Our regional and world strategies for young people

As a Council, we want:

  • Brisbane's young global citizens to represent Brisbane in regional, national and international forums and find their contributions valued by community, business and political leaders
  • international students to stay associated with Brisbane and help position Brisbane as Australia's gateway to Asia
  • young people from culturally diverse backgrounds settling in Brisbane to be recognised for their contributions to Brisbane as a New World City

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

  • engage young people as committed and passionate citizens in a lively democracy
  • support groups of young people in Brisbane who are working on projects in other parts of the world
  • build skills and connections among young civic, business, professional and community leaders that enhance relations with cities in the Asia-Pacific region
  • support visiting international students and those settling as permanent residents, to access services and make ongoing connections with local communities

Download the 'New World City' section of the Youth Strategy 2014-2019: Delivering a youth-friendly city to read more about:

  • young person profile: Han Huynh, Brisbane International Student Ambassador
  • key findings: trends and issues affecting young people in Brisbane
  • Council's strategies
  • ongoing Council programs
  • extensions to Council programs
  • new initiatives

Youth Strategy 2014-2019 - Our New World City - pages 88-96 (PDF - 1Mb)
Youth Strategy 2014-2019 - Our New World City - pages 88-96 (Word - 121kb)

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


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Last updated: 3 May 2019

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