Council is calling on residents with a passion for working with young people to nominate for positions on the Regional Youth Advisory Committee

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is calling on residents with a passion for working with young people to nominate for positions on the Regional Youth Advisory Committee (RYAC).

Council is seeking nominations to fill two positions on the group with applications closing on Friday 30 April 2021.

TRC Environment and Community Services Committee Chair and RYAC chair Cr James O’Shea said Council welcomed expressions of interest from applicants across a range of community and professional backgrounds, from community services to employment, education, health, disability, child protection, youth justice, police and emergency services backgrounds.

Applications from young people between 18-25 with a passion for improving outcomes for their regional peers are also welcome.

Cr O’Shea said the advisory committee’s role was to represent the interests of young people by providing strategic advice for Council’s consideration.

“I’m positive that the committee can add its collective knowledge and support to Council, especially around the implementation of Council’s Youth Strategy 2019-2021,” Cr O’Shea said.

“Unfortunately, we’ve had two members who have had to resign from the committee. However, this creates an opportunity to fill those spots with two new eager candidates.

“With more than 27,000 young people living in our Region, it’s important that young people are involved in the development of their communities and have opportunities to shape the topics and issues that matter most to them.”

Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of the month from 9.30am-11.30am, except for public holidays.

Expressions of interest outlining previous experience can be emailed to info@tr.qld.gov.au or posted to Toowoomba Regional Council, PO Box 3021, Toowoomba, Qld, 4350.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 30 April 2021.

The term of the Regional Youth Advisory committee will end in March 2024.

Applicants are encouraged to read through the Terms of Reference. Please refer to www.tr.qld.gov.au/advisorycommittees.

Enquiries can be directed to 131 872.