The committee, which is a new initiative of Council, aims to provide a platform for diverse and passionate young people to come together to further develop their skills and to actively get involved in the community. Committee members, also known as Young Champions, have been meeting monthly since they were initiated in August 2021.
The committee met with Councillors, CEO Peter Harriott, Director Community Kaye Thomson and Manager Community Wellbeing Melanie Holt for the first time on Wednesday 24 November, 2021 to give a presentation on their achievements to date.
The Committee also shared their grand plans for the year ahead and spoke about what they hoped to achieve in the community. The Councillors and executive staff then helped them to workshop ideas and start putting plans in place for the future.
The group also enjoyed some card games as a way to get to know each other. Mayor Cr Kim O’Keeffe said it was fantastic to listen to the ideas of the Young Champions and find out what they had been up to over the past few months.
“The Youth Committee are such an important community group and play an integral role in ensuring the voices and interests of our local youth are heard,” she said.
“We look forward to working with the Young Champions over the next year to help their ideas come to life.”