Time to hear the younger voices
IF YOU'RE aged between 12 and 21 and always wanted to get involved in the local community and have a say on the future development of youth activities, then the Lockyer Valley Regional Youth Council could be just the thing you have been looking for.
As a member of the Youth Council, you will not only put ideas forward, but get to organise a lot of fun events including the Big Day In.
This year the Youth Council introduced a fashion show to the youth event, albeit with a twist.
Local models will be heading down the runway wearing clothes donated from local op shops, showing you can still look cool wearing secondhand clothing that is not only affordable, but helps charities and is better for the environment.
The Youth Council is an important platform for open communication with the Lockyer Valley.
It gives you the chance to have your ideas heard.
The general role of Lockyer Valley Regional Youth Council (LVRYC) is:
To act as a bridge between the Youth of the Region and the Lockyer Valley Regional Council
To advise the council of matters affecting young people and to put forward ideas and suggestions that will benefit all residents of the region, especially youth
To promote community spirit and a sense of belonging among young people in an effort to deter alienation
The LVRYC aims:
To encourage youth of the Lockyer Valley to take an active interest in the region
To provide a forum for the opinions and views of local youth
To provide youth with an understanding of the functions of local government
Term of Office
The term of office for a Youth Councillor in the Lockyer Valley Regional Youth Council is one year from July 1 to June 30.
The Youth Council meets once each month with meetings open to the public.
Sub-committee meetings are called as required and at the discretion of the members of that sub-committee.
To get involved and have a say about issues, email Janis Hall at jhall@lvrc. qld.gov.au or call 54620338.