Bundaberg Regional Council is seeking new members to join a team focused on working with Council on youth-related events and issues across the region.
The Youth Action Team (YAT) is made up of people aged 12-25 years who meet on the third Thursday of every month.
Council's community development officer Steffi Bates said being part of the team was an exciting opportunity for the youth of Bundaberg to work in partnership with Council and assist with identifying issues being experienced by young people in our region.
“The Youth Action Team will carry out the 2018-2021 Youth Development Action Plan, which was created by Bundaberg Regional Council in response to a comprehensive engagement process with the region's young people,” she said.
“We realise that young people are valued members of the community and Council will work directly with young people as partners to develop a stronger connection to the region.
“Engaging youth in the community creates a sense of belonging and purpose and provides them the opportunity to be a voice and contributor to its future.”
By coming along to the first meeting, all attendees will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas on the upcoming Walla Street Skate Park upgrade which is due to commence in the coming months.
The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 20 February at 4pm to 5pm at the Bundaberg School of the Arts Building.
Everyone from across the region, aged 12-25 years is welcome to attend.
If you would like more information on how to be part of Council’s Youth Action Team, you can contact Community Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 4130 4154.
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