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Oxygen Project

The Oxygen Project was launched in 2009 to look at ways to improve and create youth spaces and services in Moreland. The project is giving young people the opportunity to have a say and influence decision making in their own community.

The Oxygen Project is driven by the Oxygen Committee (also referred to as the Youth Facilities and Services Steering Committee), which is made up of young people aged 14 – 25 years old. 

Oxygen Project Phase 1

During 2009 the Oxygen Project spoke to young people, service providers and members of the community about ideal future youth spaces for Moreland. Responses from this research came together in the report Investing in our young people (PDF 1Mb), and in 2010 the recommendations for youth spaces were accepted by Council.

Following the report, the Oxygen Committee has achieved some key outcomes including:

  • Free outdoor wireless internet at Harmony Park, Coburg, and
  • Launch of Oxygen Youth Space - Moreland's first youth centre - in July 2013.

Oxygen Project Phase 2

Members of the Oxygen Committee surveyed young people in the Moreland area about the next stage of the Oxygen Project.

They visited schools and community groups within Moreland to ask what they want to see in their communities. 

The 2015 - 2018 Phase 2 Report and Action Plan (PDF 3Mb) was endorsed at a council meeting held on 13 May 2015.

A number of programs and projects have been identified in Phase Two to be delivered by both young people and Council in order to meet the needs of young people in Moreland over the coming years.

Following the report, the Oxygen Committee has achieved some key outcomes including:

  • The planning and implementation of a soccer event at the 2015 Fawkner Festa.

Fawkner Trampoline launch 

Moreland’s Oxygen Youth Committee is jumping for joy following the launch of Moreland’s first public outdoor in-ground trampoline at the Fawkner Leisure centre last week.

Since the Oxygen Committee began in 2009, the team of young people have worked with Council and the community to collectively deliver some impressive and innovative projects to benefit young people in Moreland.

Sixteen-year-old Kosta joined the Oxygen Youth Committee earlier this year.

“I joined… because I feel that young people have a special role to play in shaping our communities,” said Kosta. “We make up nearly one fifth of all residents, and we can make things happen through Oxygen.”

The trampoline is now available for use during Fawkner Leisure Centre opening hours. For more information visit Active Moreland.

Watch our Oxygen Project videos

Oxygen Project video: Part 1

Guided by a committee of young people aged 12-25 years old, the Oxygen project is giving young people the opportunity to have a say and influence decision making in their own community.

Oxygen Project video: Part 2

After years of research and talking with young people and the community, Moreland's first youth space became a reality. The facility was pre-built in a warehouse and was transported to the location and installed with a crane.

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