Monday, 23 March 2020

Young people aged 15-24 years are being encouraged to get involved in the Mandurah Youth Advisory Group, a great chance to develop leadership skills and make a difference in the community.

Mayor Rhys Williams said the new advisory group presented a meaningful opportunity for community-minded young people.

“The Youth Advisory Group will allow young people to have a voice in the direction we are heading as a community, and I'm really keen to see local young leaders put their hand up and contribute in this role,” Mayor Williams said.

“When we are making decisions for the future, it is really fundamental that we hear directly from those our decisions will affect.

“You'll be surrounded by other motivated young people, develop your leadership skills, and have an opportunity to directly influence the future of our City.”

The City of Mandurah is seeking passionate young people of all backgrounds and abilities who are living in Mandurah.

The City currently has a Youth Leadership Group who has helped to deliver a range of youth-related events including the 2018 Making Waves Youth Forum and the Beats Under the Bridge Summer Youth Festival. The new Youth Advisory Group builds upon that great work and formalises a channel between young people and the Mandurah Council.

It is anticipated the group will meet monthly on Wednesdays from 4-6pm, with the opportunity to form smaller working groups depending on what people are passionate about.

Places are limited – go to www.mandurah.wa.gov.au and search for 'Youth Advisory Group' to apply, and for more information about the selection process, or call the Youth Development team on 9550 3674. Application close on Monday, April 20.