Young people in the Mackay region are being encouraged to apply for a new youth advisory committee.
Young people in the Mackay region are being encouraged to apply for a new youth advisory committee.

Committee to give young people a voice on Mackay issues

Young people in the Mackay region will soon have an opportunity to help inform local and state policies and have a say on issues affecting them.

Mackay MP Julieanne Gilbert MP has set up a new Youth Advisory Committee and is inviting young people aged 16 to 25 years to apply to be involved.

Mrs Gilbert said the committee would help grow the confidence, skills and leadership abilities of members and improve their knowledge of government and policymaking processes.

"This is an exciting opportunity for young people to contribute to local and state policymaking on issues important to them, and learn more about how government can help effect change," she said.

"It's important for me to engage with the youth in my community and listen to their ideas and concerns about how we continue to make Mackay and our state a better place for all."

Mrs Gilbert said she welcomed applications from young people of all backgrounds.

"We're asking young people to fill out a short online form outlining their reasons for wanting to join and what ideas, experiences and values they would bring to the committee," she said.

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Mrs Gilbert will chair the committee, which will meet four times a year.

It is only open to those living in the state electorate of Mackay. The intention is for applications to open every year.

Expressions of interest close on March 13 and applicants will be notified shortly after the closing date about the outcome of their application.

To apply, email or visit here

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