Following the recent tragic accident at Buxton, Wollondilly Shire Council will provide support to the local community and youth with a series of free school holiday programs.

Developed for children and young people aged 5 to 24 years from Sunday 25 September until Saturday 8 October, activities include Youth Pump Track, Wild Ed Experience, Aboriginal Art Workshop and Gaming Day.

Specialist support services will be in attendance at each activity to provide information, referrals and resources to young people.

Parental supervision at activities will be required for all children under 12 years of age.

“It has been an extremely difficult time for the Wollondilly community, and in particular our young people. It will take some time for everyone to come to terms with the loss of these five precious young lives,” Mayor of Wollondilly Matt Gould said.

“To help address the trauma experienced in recent weeks, we are offering a range of activities to appeal to various interest groups. Each event is aimed at providing social connection, recreational opportunities, and professional support for our local youth and their families.”

To bring the events to the community, Council has joined with South West Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), Department of Education, Primary Health Network, Community Links Wellbeing, Headspace, Red Cross, and a range of local businesses and community services.

Cr Gould thanked the Minister for Youth Ben Franklin MP and the Office for Regional Youth for their financial contribution to the program.

He also thanked “every single person who has put out balloons, streamers or other decorations as part of #ColoursForTheKids and showed their support for those affected by this tragedy.”

“Grief is the price we pay for love, and it’s been abundantly clear from the outpouring of grief and support we’ve seen over recent days from right across the Wollondilly and far beyond the shire’s boundaries that Tyrese, Lily, Gabby, Summer and Tony were deeply adored”, he said.
Cr Gould requested the community to please ensure that any decorations are disposed of properly when taken down over the coming days.

For the complete program and to register your attendance, CLICK HERE.