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LA VILLE du Grand Bendigo wishes to hear from four young people from the region – aged 14 to 24 who wish to have a stronger voice in their community – who wish to join the Youth Council of the City of Grand Bendigo. Greater Bendigo Mayor Andrea Metcalf said the city is looking for young people from the area to fill vacancies on the youth council who want to represent young people and their views on a range of issues. More news: Central Goldfields Art Gallery showcases important works of art from the Victoria region on Google Arts & Culture ‘The Youth Council is an initiative to involve young people in the region in the decision-making process for the to come up. It is also a key action of the City’s Youth Strategy, ”she declared. “The first three years of the Youth Council have been very successful, with the Young Councilors contributing to over 30 city plans, strategies, policies and projects, including the 2021-2025 Council Plan, the Healthy Greater Bendigo 2021 Plan. -2025 and the Kangaroo Flat Skate. Park project. “They have also represented young people on more than ten advisory and steering committees, including the Creative City of Food Advisory Committee, the Bendigo Safe Community Forum and the city’s economic development strategy. Cr Metcalf said the board represented the views of young people. . Other news: Cafes, restaurants and bars in Bendigo are enjoying a busy weekend She said they also represent young people at civic events and activities. Greater Bendigo Youth 2021 Mayor Jack Smith said it has been a rewarding experience providing advice on policies, plans, strategies and projects and advocating on issues that are important to young people. significant problems in the community, ”he said. “It is also a great opportunity for young people to meet other people with similar interests and ideas, to develop our leadership skills and to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to influence change. We have had the chance to develop knowledge in teamwork, meeting processes, organizing projects, public speaking, advocacy for change and consulting with our peers. More news: “I encourage young people to apply because they will learn a lot and have the opportunity to get involved in very good projects.” The city is looking for up to four young people between the ages of 14 and 24 to participate for a one-year term. Applications close on Sunday 12 December 2021 at midnight. To complete an application form or for more information, visit here or contact the Youth Development Team on 5434 6401 or email [email protected] New Youth Advisors will begin induction and training in January, meet the mayor and councilors and attend their first meeting in February 2022. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content: