Date

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Release

Northern Beaches Council is looking for young people interested in making a difference in their local community, meeting new people and learning valuable job-ready skills.

Applications are now open until Sunday 27 June for the Northern Beaches Youth Advisory Group, which advises Council on a range of programs and initiatives.

Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said the Youth Advisory Group was a way for local young people between 12 and 21 to contribute to the future of the Northern Beaches while receiving great benefits including training opportunities.

Each year, Council recruits 2​5 young people, five from each Council ward.

“The Youth Advisory Group will work directly with Council staff to help identify the needs and wants of young people in the region.

“We’re looking for passionate young people with big ideas who care about their community.

“It’s a great opportunity to up-skill, meet new friends from across the region, push for positive change and there is also the added bonus of free entry to KALOF youth events.”

Youth Advisory Group meetings are held monthly. As well as consulting with Council on matters of local significance, the group will also put forward its own agenda to better address issues important to their demographic.

No formal skills or experience are required and we would encourage young people from a broad demographic to apply, including young people with disability, culturally diverse or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.