Central Coast-based young people looking to have an impact on the community are encouraged to apply to be part of next year’s Regional Youth Taskforce, a Ministerial advisory group with a direct line into the NSW Government.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the Taskforce provides students aged between 12 and 24 the opportunity to raise issued faced by friends and classmates.
“I’m calling for passionate young Central Coast residents to sign up to the Taskforce as a means of having influence and driving change,” Mr Crouch said.
“The NSW Government recognises the Central Coast as its own region, and as a result, two representatives from our community will be included in the 2022 Regional Youth Taskforce.
“This year we had two fantastic representatives in Phoebe Sheridan and Jayden Redfern and I look forward to working with the Taskforce members for 2022.
“It’s easy to apply, simply fill out the form and create a short video on your phone or write a short piece telling us about who you are and what the most important issues impacting you and your peers are.”
Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor said the Taskforce will comprise 18 members, with two members representing each of NSW’s nine regions, and will meet four times throughout the year either online or in person.
“We know the issues faced by young people are different all over the State, which is why we want a diverse membership that represents every corner of the bush,” Mrs Taylor said.
“The 2021 Taskforce has met to discuss a range of issues, including consulting with the Department of Education on how to develop a digital Student Learner Profile which will be a game changing tool to keep a verified record of students’ skills and achievements in the one place.”
Travel costs and accommodation will be covered for Regional Youth Taskforce members travelling across NSW for meetings.
Applications are open until Friday, 19 November at: www.nsw.gov.au/regional-nsw/regional-youth-taskforce/regional-youth-taskforce-recruitment-2022.