Council's suite of planning tools under the banner Child and Youth Friendly Redlands, will help make the Redlands a city that welcomes, supports and values children and young people.
The tools are the result of the Child and Youth Friendly City project, undertaken by Council, Griffith University, industry partners and young people.
It aligns with the Council’s Corporate Plan 2018-2023 (Item 7 ‘Strong and Connected Communities’) and supports the Redlands Youth Strategy 2015-2020. It will help developers, designers, Council officers and members of the community develop plans and projects that will make the Redlands child and youth friendly.
Planning tools and supporting documentation
- Redland City Council Corporate Plan 2018-2023 - Guides how a council prioritises and delivers services, programs and facilities to its community.
- Redlands Youth Strategy 2015-2020 - Based on five key commitments, outlines Council’s commitment to young people and defines its role in youth affairs.
- CDV-003-P Redland Youth Engagement Policy [PDF, 0.1MB] - Demonstrates Council’s commitment to child and youth friendly principles. Council officers must ensure all operations align with this adopted policy.
- Child and Youth Friendly City Report [PDF, 5.1MB] and Technical Report [PDF, 4.2MB] - Provides the research and theory, benchmarking, case studies, and technical findings on which the Planning and Design Guide is based.
- Child and Youth Friendly Redlands Indicators (attached to the report above) - A practical tool to measure whether the policy, theoretical research and planning and design guide are actually making a difference to the lives of children and young people.
- Planning and Design Guide [PDF, 1.2MB] - For use by public and private planners and developers to inform the design of built and natural environments that integrate the needs and desires of children and young people.
- Designing for Children and Young People [PDF, 0.1MB] - A useful checklist to help planners and developers design child and youth friendly places.
About these tools
Based on strong evidentiary research and practice, these tools:
- help local government planners and industry partners shape urban environments
- provide policy, design and practical measures that ensure community and public spaces are great places for children and young people to live and grow up
- build a platform for children and young people to participate effectively in the urban design of their communities.