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We are committed to:

  • creating a family friendly city
  • ensuring our services and plans meet the diverse needs of children and families
  • contributing to the planning, coordination and development of services for children and their families
  • providing space for community-owned children’s services.

Current Programs & Partnerships

  • D’harawal Project - a project for upper primary-aged students, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, to learn about Aboriginal culture through stories based on the natural environment. Led by Aboriginal facilitators and story-tellers.
  • transition to School activities
  • National Child Protection week, September
  • Grandparents Picnic - an annual event for grandparents at the Botanic Garden, funded by Families NSW.

Child Friendly City Initiative

This project is part of a broader Council strategy to make Wollongong child friendly - a concept which involves keeping children and young people at the centre of the city’s vision for development. We believe that a city that is good for children is a city that is good for everyone.

Creating a child friendly city means: 

  • working in partnership with other divisions of Council to involve children and young people in decision-making processes
  • giving children and young people a sense of ownership and pride in their community through the design and creation of public art and public spaces.

Play Wollongong Strategy

As part of our work towards including children in decision-making, we've recently been working with local students to help us develop 'Play Wollongong', a  strategy to help us make the most of play spaces across our city. You'll find a copy of the strategy and supporting documents on our Play Spaces page

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