Applications are now open for the 2022 Regional Youth Taskforce
The Regional NSW Youth Taskforce is a Ministerial advisory group that advises the Minister for Regional Youth on issues that affect young people living in regional NSW. The Taskforce provides young people from all corners of rural and regional NSW with a unique opportunity to meet with government and inform decision making that will have flow-on benefits for their peers, communities and hometowns.
The Taskforce is comprised of 18 diverse members, aged 12-24, with two members representing each of NSW’s nine regions. The Taskforce will meet four times throughout the year either online or in person. Travel costs and accommodation will be covered for Regional Youth Taskforce members travelling across NSW for meetings.
The Taskforce is an initiative by the Deputy Premier and Office for Regional Youth, headed by the State’s first-ever Minister for Regional Youth, the Hon. Bronnie Taylor. The Office for Regional Youth is responsible for delivering a broad range of strategic programs to address regional youth issues and ensure young people have every opportunity to live, work and thrive in regional NSW.
The 2022 Regional Youth Taskforce will engage young people on issues such as entering the workforce, mental health and public transport in the regions. The Taskforce provides young people with the ability to influence important decisions the Government makes on these topics and many more.
Applications are open now and close at midnight Sunday 21 November 2021 and young people aged 12-24 from regional areas are eligible to apply. The third Taskforce will be appointed from January 2022 until 31 December 2022.
To find out more or apply, visit: nsw.gov.au/RegionalYouthTaskforce.