Youth urged to join Burdekin Shire Youth Council

School is back and the call is going out to the Shire’s youth to put their names up for the Burdekin Shire Youth Council.

Mayor Bill Lowis said the Youth Council was an important part of our community as it advised Council on youth issues.

“If you want to have a voice in what happens around the Shire for our youth, then this is the way to get heard,” he said.

“I would urge all youth aged from 12 through to 25 to join the Youth Council and be a part of a team that organises fun events for our youth.

“Members of the Council meet regularly to identify local youth issues and come up with solutions to those issues.

“We are aware of how much students have on their plates during the year and expect they would only need to commit a few hours a month maximum to Youth Council.

“This is a great opportunity for our younger residents to put their stamp on the future of youth services and events in the Burdekin.”

Membership of the Youth Council is open to young people who live, work or study in the Burdekin. Application forms are available from high school offices, online at www.burdekin.qld.gov.au and the Burdekin Shire Council office. Nominations forms must be returned by Friday, February 21.

The first Youth Council meeting this year will be held on Monday, March 3. However all are welcome on Monday and late nomination can be arranged by calling 4783 9832.

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