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Youth Advisory Council

Terms of Reference

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of young people who are interested in the issues facing young people today - and want to do something about them.

The YAC is responsible to:

  • Advise the local government on a wide range of youth issues and initiatives;
  • Advise the State Government on matters important to youth;
  • Assist in deciding funding priorities for youth facilities, events and services;
  • Assist to distribute information to young people and the wider community;
  • Develop and organise activities and events for local young people;
  • Encourage greater participation of young people in a range of community initiatives, including volunteer service and leadership opportunities;
  • Initiate and develop local grant proposals;
  • Develop initiatives to assist raise the profile of the Denmark Youth Centre for all young people in the target group (12 to 25 years of age, inclusive) in the community;
  • Review, at reasonable intervals, Council’s Provision of Youth Services Policy P080301 to ensure its ongoing accuracy and relevance.

Membership

Cr Jan Lewis
Manager of Recreation & Youth Services
Youth Services Supervisor

7 x Young Persons aged between the ages of 12 and 25, inclusive (noting that for those young people under 18 years of age, parental approval and support is encouraged).

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Officer Secretariat: Director of Community & Regulatory Services or nominee

Meeting Frequency: As required but generally quarterly.

For further information about the Youth Advisory Council please contact the Manager of Recreation & Youth Services on (08) 9848 2044 or email denrec@denmark.wa.gov.au.