Youth group call

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YOUNG peo­ple in Cam­paspe Shire are in­vited to join the 2017 Youth Ad­vi­sory Group.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are now open for peo­ple aged 12 to 25 in­ter­ested in hav­ing a voice in lo­cal gov­ern­ment de­ci­sion mak­ing.

‘‘The Youth Ad­vi­sory Group is part of coun­cil’s on­go­ing com­mit­ment to work col­lab­o­ra­tively with young peo­ple in our com­mu­nity,’’ general manger eco­nomic and com­mu­nity ser­vices Keith Oberin 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 youth ad­vi­sory 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,’’ Mr Oberin said.

Nine po­si­tions are avail­able. Ap­pli­ca­tion forms can be down­loaded from coun­cil’s web­site or by con­tact­ing youth en­gage­ment of­fi­cer Scott Thom­son on 5481 2200 or email s.thom­son@cam­

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