Regional Youth Taskforce
For the first time, the NSW Government is offering regional young people the opportunity to share their voice on issues such as getting a job, mental health and wellbeing, getting around and having things to do. The Regional Youth Taskforce will be solutions-focussed, having a say on ways the NSW Government can try to improve outcomes for regional youth.
The Regional Youth Taskforce advises Bronnie Taylor, Minister for Regional Youth on issues that affect young people living in regional NSW. The taskforce will also have input into the way the NSW Government will act on these issues.
A sitting fee will be paid and flights and accommodation will be covered. The taskforce is expected to meet about four times a year, twice in person and twice through Skype. Meetings are likely to take place on weekends or in school holidays.
About the taskforce
Two young people from each NSW region will be selected to be on the Taskforce. The NSW regions are:
- Central Coast
- Central West and Orana
- Far West
- Illawarra Shoalhaven
- New England and North West
- North Coast
- Riverina Murray
- South East and Tablelands.
Map of NSW regions
The application process
Applications are now closed and a selection process has commenced.
Over 215 eligible applications were received from throughout rural, regional and remote NSW.
There were many high-quality applications reflecting young people’s interest and enthusiasm for making a difference in their region.
Applicants were asked their opinion of key issues facing regional youth and their solutions, and some of these will be shared with NSW Government.
Applicants will be advised by email of progress.
If you have any questions, contact the Office for Regional Youth at [email protected] or call 1300 315 954.