Region's youth to have their say and be heard by politcians

A FEDERAL politician and a local council are planning youth forums across the region next month.

Year 12 girls from Rockhampton and Yeppoon schools will get the chance to have their say on the future of the country next month when Bronwyn Bishop visits Central Queensland.

Speaker Bronwyn Bishop will host a forum on women in leadership at North Rockhampton High School on November 13.

Each school will select one student from a group of 12 at the forum to be their representative and share their vision for Australia.

Meanwhile, Rockhampton Regional Council is holding a youth forum on November 18 for 15 and 29-years-old.

The Youth Forum is an opportunity for the region's young people to contribute to the future direction of the Rockhampton Regional Council area.

Deputy Mayor Councillor Tony Williams said our next generation will be the driving force behind how our region develops and evolves in coming years.

"It's very important to listen to our younger generation - their vision and ideas now could one day be a reality and help position Rockhampton as a vibrant, buzzing and connected regional city," Cr Williams said.


The council forum will encourage youth to share their views, ideas and issues on the following topics and any additional topics you feel are important:

  • Planning for the area - what ideas do you have for our Region from the CBD to Mt Archer?
  • Facilities - what youth facilities could be provided or improved?
  • Communication - what are the best methods for two-way communication with Council?
  • Events - what events would you like to see?
  • Tourism - what opportunities exist and how should Council promote them?

Council Youth Forum details

What: Youth Forum
When: Tuesday 18 November 2014
Where: Fitzroy Room Rockhampton Regional Library, 230 Bolsover Street Rockhampton
Time: 5pm - 8pm
This forum will be facilitated by yLead, a community youth organisation.

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