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Middle years plan – have your say

Kids in a park running towards the camera.

We want you to help guide our Middle Years Plan that focuses on children aged 8 to 12 years.

Thursday 24 October 2019

Mount Alexander Shire Council would like to hear from children aged 8 to 12 years, and their families, as it starts to develop a new Middle Years Plan.

Following on from the Early Years Plan 2018-2021, Council is now working in partnership with the community to develop the first Middle Years Plan for the shire.

“Children aged between 8 and 12 years face an enormous amount of change physically, emotionally and mentally yet there is very little focus on these years,” said Gaynor Atkin, Council’s Manager Community Partnerships.

“The development of a plan will help us to better understand and support the needs of children in this age group and provide us with the information we need to guide the development and coordination of middle years’ services, programs and activities in the shire,” said Ms Atkin.

Council is developing a Middle Years Plan as part of its commitment to facilitate an accessible range of services for all including children, young people and families.

“We have created a quick five minute survey for children aged between 8 and 12 years as well as a survey for families. The feedback we receive from the responses will help us capture what is important to them,” said Ms Atkin.

“Everyone who completes a survey has the opportunity to go into a prize draw to win some great vouchers,” she said.

Parents and carers can complete the survey online via Council’s website at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay.

Printed copies for children aged 8 to 12 years are available at the Civic Centre, Castlemaine Library, local community centres and primary schools.

The survey is now open and closes on Friday 22 November.

For more information about the Middle Years Plan, contact the Community Partnerships Team on 5471 1700 or email youth@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Image: Have your say to help guide our Middle Years Plan.

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