Draft Municipal Early Years Plan 2016-2020

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The Draft Municipal Early Years Plan 2016-2020 (PDF 1.7MB) is on public exhibition until Wednesday, 8 June 2016. If you would like to make comment on the plan, please contact Antoinette Mitchell, Manager Community Strengthening, on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or via email

A Municipal Early Years Plan (MEYP) helps guide Council, and our community partners, in the planning, coordination and delivery of early years' services in the Shire until 2020.

Council has many strategies and plans which touch on the lives of children and their families. Research has shown that investment in the early years has returns in educational outcomes, productivity and positive community participation so it is important to have strategic goals which are specific to children aged 0-12 years. Whilst the previous Plan covered children 0-8 years, there is no strategy which acknowledges the 8-12 year olds. Educational frameworks now cover this group of children.


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