February 7, 2018  |  Members statements

Youth programs

Mr Howard – (Buninyong) (09:51:34) — Over the past two weeks I have been pleased to visit all points of my electorate to announce six projects that will share in $600 000 funding for local youth initiatives. This includes programs that assist Indigenous youth to connect to community and country, mentoring to provide positive role models for vulnerable young people, support for people with disability to engage in the arts and the development of local youth advisory committees to develop youth policy and activity spaces. It was fantastic to meet many of the young people involved in the Ballarat, Moorabool and Golden Plains shires who will have a key role in developing the projects and have a direct say in the decisions that affect their lives. I commend all involved in these projects.