Youth Outdoor Recreation Action Plan

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YOUTH - What do YOUth want? | Outdoor public spaces | Sport and outdoor recreation facilities | Events and activities


We are developing a Youth Outdoor Recreation Action Plan 2022–2023 to improve the quality and diversity of the sport and outdoor recreational facilities and activities for young people aged 12 to 24 years across the Tweed.

The action plan will build on the extensive community engagement conducted to develop Council’s Open Space Strategy 2019–2029 with children, youth and the broader community.

Council has now engaged an external contractor to assist with the planning and development of skate facilities, urban bike facilities and scooter facilities across the Tweed. This work will inform the development of the draft Youth Outdoor Recreation Action Plan.

The action plan will guide the development, upgrade and maintenance of the following spaces and facilities in the Tweed, to better meet the needs of young people:

  • Skate facilities
  • Bike facilities (including an urban bike park (pump track), BMX and scootering)
  • Youth spaces and playspaces
  • Outdoor events and activities


Youth outdoor recreation survey

Thank you to the 550 young people who completed the Youth Outdoor Recreation Survey and 36 residents who provided comments. Your feedback will inform the draft Youth Outdoor Recreation Action Plan 2022–2023.

View the youth engagement report - stage 1.


Youth co-design workshops

Young people aged 12 to 24 years were invited to join Young Change Agents and industry experts to co-design new outdoor youth spaces, recreation facilities, events and activities in the Tweed.

This was a chance for young people to help design and develop ideas for 3 key projects.

  1. Skate facilities
  2. Bike facilities
  3. Outdoor events, activities and programs and youth spaces

At the workshops, we discussed what these should look like, what should be included and how they should be designed.

View the youth co-design workshop report - stage 2.

Other key actions of the Open Space Strategy 2019–2029 are underway, providing opportunities for young people to be active and healthy.

  • Mountain Bike Park in Uki
    Council and the Tweed Valley Mountain Bike Riders Club will engage an external trail builder to design a new bike park in Uki, with a view to begin constructing the facility in 2022. The draft masterplan includes a pump track/skills area.
  • Northern Rivers Rail Trail
    Council has started the planning and design of the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail, a 23 km shared user path for walkers, riders and other users along the disused rail line from Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek.
  • Management of unauthorised bike jumps and tracks in the Tweed
    For more information visit tweed.nsw.gov.au/bike-jumps


Competition winner

Congratulations James from Kingscliff who is the competition winner. James has won himself a smartphone of his choice, valued up to $1200.

YOUTH - What do YOUth want? | Outdoor public spaces | Sport and outdoor recreation facilities | Events and activities


We are developing a Youth Outdoor Recreation Action Plan 2022–2023 to improve the quality and diversity of the sport and outdoor recreational facilities and activities for young people aged 12 to 24 years across the Tweed.

The action plan will build on the extensive community engagement conducted to develop Council’s Open Space Strategy 2019–2029 with children, youth and the broader community.

Council has now engaged an external contractor to assist with the planning and development of skate facilities, urban bike facilities and scooter facilities across the Tweed. This work will inform the development of the draft Youth Outdoor Recreation Action Plan.

The action plan will guide the development, upgrade and maintenance of the following spaces and facilities in the Tweed, to better meet the needs of young people:

  • Skate facilities
  • Bike facilities (including an urban bike park (pump track), BMX and scootering)
  • Youth spaces and playspaces
  • Outdoor events and activities


Youth outdoor recreation survey

Thank you to the 550 young people who completed the Youth Outdoor Recreation Survey and 36 residents who provided comments. Your feedback will inform the draft Youth Outdoor Recreation Action Plan 2022–2023.

View the youth engagement report - stage 1.


Youth co-design workshops

Young people aged 12 to 24 years were invited to join Young Change Agents and industry experts to co-design new outdoor youth spaces, recreation facilities, events and activities in the Tweed.

This was a chance for young people to help design and develop ideas for 3 key projects.

  1. Skate facilities
  2. Bike facilities
  3. Outdoor events, activities and programs and youth spaces

At the workshops, we discussed what these should look like, what should be included and how they should be designed.

View the youth co-design workshop report - stage 2.

Other key actions of the Open Space Strategy 2019–2029 are underway, providing opportunities for young people to be active and healthy.

  • Mountain Bike Park in Uki
    Council and the Tweed Valley Mountain Bike Riders Club will engage an external trail builder to design a new bike park in Uki, with a view to begin constructing the facility in 2022. The draft masterplan includes a pump track/skills area.
  • Northern Rivers Rail Trail
    Council has started the planning and design of the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail, a 23 km shared user path for walkers, riders and other users along the disused rail line from Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek.
  • Management of unauthorised bike jumps and tracks in the Tweed
    For more information visit tweed.nsw.gov.au/bike-jumps


Competition winner

Congratulations James from Kingscliff who is the competition winner. James has won himself a smartphone of his choice, valued up to $1200.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Button to competition terms and conditions.

    Tell us what YOUth want
    Win a smartphone of your choice*

    If you live in the Tweed and aged 12 to 24 years, tell us what YOUth want!

    Survey has closed. We're reviewing your feedback.

    Outdoor public spaces | parks | foreshores | rivers | coast | sport fields | bushland | streets

    Sport and outdoor recreation facilities | sport facilities | tracks and trails | skate facilities | bike parks | places to hang out and chill | playspaces

    Events and activities | music | sport | health and wellbeing | outdoor movies


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