City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder chosen as the host city for 2023 Youth Week

Published on Thursday, 6 April 2023 at 9:38:10 AM

The City is proud to have been selected as the host city for this year’s Youth Week celebrations in Western Australia, with a fantastic line-up of events planned from 14-21 April.

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council and Youth Services team have been collaborating with the WA Department of Communities and local service providers to plan a suite of free activities for young people including ice-skating, art workshops, tie-dying, creative video making, and more.

This year's theme is ‘Becoming: with others we dream’ which encourages young people to use their skills, knowledge, and love; to dream of a better world, and to work together to make it happen.

Acting Youth Mayor Braydon Donnell said the Youth Council was excited to launch Youth Week right here in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and celebrate the contribution young people make to enhancing our city.

“The Youth Council works hard throughout the year to empower and support young people, and hosting Youth Week 2023 is a fantastic opportunity to not only encourage them to get involved in the many activities that are happening but also acknowledge everything that they have achieved.”

“We look forward to celebrating the talent, creativity, and diversity of our youth and hope that young people will join the range of activities on offer.”

“We are particularly excited to launch the week-long schedule with the presentation of the detailed design plans for the Youth Precinct. After months of consultation with young people and stakeholders, the precinct plans are looking better than ever and we can’t wait to show everyone,” he said.

All are welcome to view the plans for the Youth Precinct at the Youth Precinct Design Phase Presentation at 10am on 14 April at Kingsbury Park.

Following this presentation, WA Minister for Youth Hon. Simone McGurk MLA will officially open the Youth Week festivities with the support of 2023 Youth Week WA Ambassador Amy Astill at the Young Leaders Forum at 1pm. This will be followed by the Youth Week Opening Party at the PCYC.

The week will culminate in a closing night Skate Park Party from 4pm - 9pm on 21 April at Kingsbury Park, for young people aged 12 to 25.

Mayor John Bowler said the City was proud of the work of the Youth Council, and that the selection of host city this year is a testament to the wonderful work they do for young people in our community.

“Kalgoorlie-Boulder is committed to providing opportunities for young people and Youth Week WA is a perfect example of this commitment. We encourage all young people to attend the fantastic activities on offer.”

Youth Week WA 2023 is proudly presented in partnership with the Western Australian Department of Communities.

For more information and to register for events and activities click here

Back to All News