Between August and November 2018, South Australia’s Commissioner for Children
and Young People, Helen Connolly met with 130 young people between the ages of
12 and 22 to ask them what they thought would make the City of Adelaide a more
To explore this question of what could make Adelaide a more youthful place,
the Commissioner spoke with primary school and secondary school students,
international students, young people in homeless accommodation and young activists.
The ideas conveyed in this report have implications for leaders, decision-makers and
public policy influencers at both the state and local community levels. It means creating opportunities for young people to have direct input into shaping the City of Adelaide in meaningful ways.