Regional Youth Taskforce
For the first time, the NSW Government has engaged young people to share issues such as getting a job, mental health and wellbeing, getting around and having things to do. The Regional Youth Taskforce is 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 has input into the way the NSW Government will act on these issues.
A sitting fee is paid and flights and accommodation are covered for Regional Youth Taskforce members. The taskforce meets about four times a year, twice in person and twice through Skype. Meetings take place on weekends or in school holidays.
About the taskforce
Two young people are chosen to represent each of the following NSW regions:
- 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
Regional Youth Taskforce announcement
Regioinal Youth Taskforce members will be announced shortly. There were 273 eligible applications from young people in rural, regional and remote NSW, reflecting young people’s interest and enthusiasm for making a difference in their region.
If you have any questions, contact the Office for Regional Youth at [email protected]