Regional initiative aims to better inform south-west youth

A SOUTH-West youth card will be launched later this month to help connect more young people to information about services.

Warrnambool City Council youth development planner Katie McKean said the South West Youth Card would also give people aged from 12-25 access to discounts and sales deals from south-west businesses.

Ms McKean said it would encourage young people to go to the card’s Facebook page, which can be accessed at southwestyouthcard, to get health and other information from south-west youth support services.

The Facebook page will list youth events and other information of interest to young people.

Ms McKean said the South West Youth Card built upon the youth discount card that had previously been issued by the Warrnambool City and Moyne Shire councils.

The card will cover youth in the Warrnambool, Moyne, Corangamite, Glenelg and Southern Grampians local government areas.

It is supported by the Western District Health Service, which operates in the Southern Grampians Shire, and the Warrnambool, Moyne, Corangamite and Glenelg councils.

The card will have its official launch on Saturday, February 1, at the Beats at the Lake event at Lake Pertobe, which is part of Warrnambool’s Wunta Fiesta.

ehimmelreich@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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