Calling for new members for Blue Mountains Youth Council

Applications are open for the Blue Mountains Youth Council.

"Blue Mountains City Council listens to the opinions and aspirations of young people in our community," said Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill.

"The Blue Mountains Youth Council offers an excellent opportunity for our young people to have their say and get a 'hands on' experience of democracy, as well as the chance to advise council on youth matters."

Members of the previous Blue Mountains Youth Council.

Members of the previous Blue Mountains Youth Council.

Throughout 2020, the Youth Council will have the opportunity to work with council professionals on projects related to youth spaces in the Mountains as well as develop projects and initiatives that link to our community, the environment and recreation.

"This means there will be plenty of opportunities to get outdoors, get active, and mix with community; as well as work with a range of council teams," said the mayor.

The Blue Mountains Youth Council is a committee of 20 members who meet monthly. Youth councillors are advocates and leaders; they raise issues, participate in consultations and develop projects that benefit the local environment and community. Successful applicants remain members for two years after which they can reapply, if they wish.

Applicants don't need any experience. Nominations are open until Saturday, February 15.

To find out more and apply, go to bluemountainshaveyoursay.com.au/youthcouncil or contact council's youth services development officer Kristy Lenon on klenon@bmcc.nsw.gov.au, 4780 5680 or 0431 501 545.