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City of Whittlesea’s Youth Council seeks members

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The City of Whittlesea’s Youth Advisory Committee will formally become a youth council next year, following council’s decision at its September meeting. 

The Youth Council is open to individuals between the ages of 12 to 22 who work, live or study in the municipality. 

Responsibilities include providing advice to council on matters affecting youth, creating opportunities for young people to participate with council and have voices heard, advocating for the interests, challenges and opportunities faced by young people, and offering input and feedback on relevant matters referred from council before formal decisions.

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Each youth council term is for two years, allowing youth councillors the flexibility needed towards work, study or personal commitments.

The City of Whittlesea is dedicated to providing First Nations representation and has reserved a dedication position for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young person. 

Administrator Peita Duncan said the transition to an official youth council would provide young community members with an opportunity to shape the municipality’s future. 

“We recognise the importance of their voices and celebrate the unique perspective they bring to the table,” she said. 

“I’d like to thank the enthusiastic and very impressive young people who have been a part of our committee over recent years.

“We’re looking forward to recruiting for our new youth council and continuing to support and empower our young people.” 

Recruitment for City of Whittlesea’s Youth Council will begin in October. For more information, visit

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