THE City of Greater Bendigo wants to hear from people aged between 14 and 22 who are interested in being part of the next youth council.
Chief executive Craig Niemann said the city was looking for up to 18 young people who could represent the region's youth and their views.
"The youth council is an initiative to engage with local young people in the decision-making process for the future," Mr Niemann said. "It is also a key action in the city's Youth Strategy.
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"The first two youth council terms have been very successful with youth councillors providing input into over 20 city plans, strategies and policies."
2020 Greater Bendigo Youth Mayor Ryan Petersen said he had learnt a lot in his role in the youth council.
"It's a great opportunity for us as young people to meet others with similar interests and ideas, build our leadership skills, and develop the knowledge and abilities to influence change," he said.
"We also have the chance to develop knowledge in team work, meeting processes, organising projects, public speaking, advocating for change, and consulting with our peers.
"I encourage young people to apply as they will learn so much and have the opportunity to be involved in some really great projects."
Applications close at 6pm on December 6 with youth councillors to be appointed in December.
The youth councillors will undertake induction and training in January, meet the mayor and councillors, and hold their first meeting in February, 2021.
To obtain an application form or for more information, visit yobendigo.com.au.
People could also contact the City of Greater Bendigo's Youth Development Team on 5434 6092 or email@example.com
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