January 24, 2018

$125,000 TO ENGAGE MORE YOUNG PEOPLE IN MOORABOOL SHIRE

Young people in Moorabool Shire will have more opportunities to actively participate in and connect with their local community through the Andrew Government’s Engage! 2018-20 program.

Member for Buninyong, Geoff Howard, said $125,000 has been approved for Moorabool Shire for the Moorabool Youth Engage Program.

“Moorabool Youth Engage will bring young people together to develop a new youth strategy and a youth space, ensuring support meets the needs of vulnerable youth in the community,” Mr Howard said.

“Young people involved will have a key role in developing targeted program that ensure they have their say in the decisions that affect their lives.

“By working with other young people to gain hands-on experiences, participants will also gain confidence and skills which will help them achieve their goals and to become involved in our community.”

Moorabool Mayor Cr Paul Tatchell welcomed the funding and said the work done around the Youth Strategy and the new Studio 22 youth space in Darley was a great way to build strong relationships with local youth.

“We engage with our young people and get them involved in strategies, Studio 22 and leaderships programs and that goes a long way to ensuring we’re catering for their needs and delivering outcomes that benefit our young people,” Cr Tatchell said.

Engage! supports the Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing commitment to better connect young people with their communities, as outlined in the Youth Policy: Building Stronger Youth Engagement.

The Youth Policy also supports young people to have their say and participate in decision-making on government policy and practices.

107 projects from across the state have shared in $12.3 million as part of the Engage! 2018-20 program.

For more information, please visit www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au