Com­mu­nity brings food for thought

Whitsunday Times - - LIFE - Inge Hansen inge.hansen@whit­sun­day­

A BUNCH of com­mu­nity minded peo­ple came to­gether to fill their brains and their bel­lies for the PCYC’s Break­fast for Cham­pi­ons last week.

On Fri­day, more than 40 peo­ple used the break­fast to dis­cuss is­sues in the Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity.

Youth worker and com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer at PCYC Cassie Holeczy said at­ten­dees were asked to iden­tify and dis­cuss what is­sues the area could face in the next five years.

“It was about com­ing up with ac­tions at the end that were re­al­is­tic and man­age­able,” she said.

Those in­vited were specif­i­cally cho­sen to have a range of dif­fer­ent sec­tors of the com­mu­nity rep­re­sented at each ta­ble, with school prin­ci­pals, busi­ness own­ers, in­di­vid­ual com­mu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tives, in­dige­nous el­ders, cul­tural lead­ers, mem­bers of coun­cil and a youth rep­re­sen­ta­tive present.

“The in­for­ma­tion that gets col­lated is what helps PCYC to iden­tify its bench­mark­ing and bud­get­ing over the next year and it stands as

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