Planet Youth Lithgow Consortium hosted its highly anticipated Youth Summit 2024, on 26 March at Maldhan Ngurr Nurra Lithgow Transformation Hub.

During this event, the Lithgow Transformation Hub was alive as a space full of inspiration, learning, and community engagement among the young people of our community and their youth services.

An enthusiastic group of 90 participants were in attendance, including Mayor Statham and Councillors, and youth services representatives. The summit featured an inspiring group of young people from Lithgow High School and La Salle Academy. Local youth and youth services staff worked together, during the morning workshop to put forward their concerns, visions and present ideas on how to improve our community for younger people.

The hosts of this event were our Lithgow Young Changemakers: Brayden Aguilera, Lyric Burroughs and Lily Sheather. The Summit also featured an inspiring line-up of guest speakers with Trish Connelly CEO from YFoundation discussing “The importance of a youth homelessness strategy”, while Kate Munro CEO from Youth Action spoke about Strengths Based Advocacy and Patrick O’Meara, Community Development Officer from Camden Council shared his experience with Julia Reserve Youth Community Centre.

Lithgow Youth Summit 2024 was proudly funded by the Office for the Regional Youth and organised by Lithgow City Council and the Planet Youth Lithgow team.

Planet Youth Lithgow is a consortium of local organisations lead by Lithgow City Council:

  • Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre (LINC)
  • Lives Lived Well (Dianella Cottage)
  • Lithgow Community Projects (LCP)
  • PCYC Lithgow
  • Headspace Lithgow
  • Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub – Western Sydney University
  • Red Cross Australia
  • Mountains Outreach Community Service (MOCS)
  • Ted Noffs Foundation (NOOFS)
  • Australian red Cross
  • Lithgow High School
  • La Salle Academy Lithgow

For further information, please get in touch with Lithgow City Council Community Development Officer