The deadline for applications for the Regional Youth Taskforce has been extended to August 5th.
There will be 18 members on the taskforce, who will meet regularly to provide advice and feedback to NSW Government agencies and Ministers on policy decisions and local action plans regarding youth. It is a first for NSW and gives young people a platform to discuss issues that matter to them. Topics such as getting a job, transport, mental health, housing and homelessness are up for discussion. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging young people in the Hilltops region to apply. “We would love to hear from young people aged 12 to 24 on the topics which they want to talk about, and we’ve shifted the deadline to August 5 to help make that happen.”
“We want to see applications from everybody. It’s not just about the best and brightest, because firsthand experience is key here and will mean you can tell us what you think will really work for our region and the young people who live here. The Taskforce will be made up of 18 members who will meet regularly and provide direct advice to NSW Government agencies, the Office for Regional NSW and Cabinet on state-wide policy decisions and local plans.”
Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor officially opened the taskforce two weeks ago and is encouraged by the responses to date. “As the first Minister for Regional Youth, I want young people in our regions to know that this is your chance to be heard, to champion your local causes, represent your friends and classmates and be involved in the decisions that help to create change in your hometown,” Minister Taylor said.
Applications are open to anyone aged 12 to 24 who lives in regional NSW. Travel costs and accommodation will be covered for Regional Youth Taskforce members who need to travel.
To find out more or submit an application, visit www.nsw.gov.au/RegionalYouthTaskforce Applications are open until 11.59pm on August 5, 2019.
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