The Shire is forming a new Youth Advisory Group and is calling on young people aged between 12-18 to register their interest in becoming members. If you are interested, we encourage you to attend an information and activity day being held at Lake Leschenaultia on Saturday 9 March from 11am to 1pm (called the Lake Lesh Sesh). Here you will find out what is involved and how you can make things happen in your community for young people. The Lake Lesh Sesh flyer has all the details of this event.
Purpose of the Youth Advisory Group
The purpose of the Group is to:
- Represent the opinions and aspirations of young people at a local government level and advocate on their behalf.
- Provide a means of communication and collaboration between young people and their families, community organisations focused on or wanting to engage with young people, the Shire and Council.
- Work with the community to encourage and create youth participation and engagement opportunities.
- Through Shire employees provide advice and recommendations to Council on issues affecting young people in the Shire of Mundaring.
- Raise awareness and share information about the Shire of Mundaring's Youth Engagement Partnerships Fund and the activities it supports.
- Assess applications to the Shire of Mundaring's Youth Engagement Partnerships Fund and through Shire employees, make recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer or Council.
Membership on the Youth Advisory Group
- Membership to the Group is open to young people aged 12-18 years old who live in the Shire of Mundaring, attend an educational institution in the Shire of Mundaring, work in the Shire of Mundaring or participate in a Mundaring based organisation.
- Membership is by the initial attendance of one Group meeting and then the completion of a volunteer agreement form made available by the Shire of Mundaring.
- Membership is ongoing with an annual review in February. The annual review will occur at the same time for all members regardless of the date of acquiring membership.
- The Group will be restricted to up to 15 members who are required to uphold the purpose of the group and provide impartial advice.
- Members may seek a leave of absence for periods extending beyond two meetings.