YOUNG people across Campaspe Shire are urged to be part of the 2018 Youth Advisory Group.
Applications are open for people aged 12 to 25 interested in having a voice in local government decision making and close on Friday.
“The Youth Advisory Group is part of council’s ongoing commitment to work collaboratively with young people in our community, in line with the adopted Campaspe Youth Charter,” mayor Adrian Weston said.
“The group has been set up to advise council on items relevant to youth in Campaspe Shire and will have the opportunity to work closely with staff and councillors to add their input into projects and developments over the next 12 months.”
The establishment of the Youth Advisory Group is a direct result of council’s youth leadership program where students from St Joseph’s College, Echuca identified the need for a group within the shire.
Appointments to the group will be for one year with the group to meet monthly during school terms.
“This is a great opportunity for young people across the shire to develop their leadership and teamwork skills, learn how to be part of a committee, develop an understanding of governance and local government and to make some great friends as well,” Cr Weston said.
“It also allows young people to build their social networks, support others that may be feeling isolated in the community and build their social media skills.”
Appointments will be announced in early 2018.
There are three positions available.
Application forms can be downloaded from council’s website or by contacting youth engagement officer Brigid Dullard on 54812200 or [email protected]