The Campbelltown City Council Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a formal committee of Council and provides an opportunity for young people to discuss youth issues, make recommendations for positive change, initiate new projects and develop events for local young people. YAC members meet each month and aim to represent the needs, views and aspirations of local young people.
Campbelltown City Council recognises that young people are important and valued members of the community. Council has a long-tem commitment to listening to and responding to the needs of local young people.
A community consultation held in 1995 identified that Council should increase opportunities for young people. This resulted in the establishment of a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) which first met in May 1997.
YAC has since grown to become an integral and influential part of Council's operations, by recommending and implementing a wide range of events and activities in response to identified youth needs.
The Campbelltown City Council Youth Advisory Committee aims to:
YAC makes real decisions that impact on the young people in Campbelltown. Click here to learn more about the process.
The YAC meet the first Monday of each month at 6.00pm for a formal meeting. No meetings are held in December or Janurary. A chair person is elected at each meeting and is responsible for running the meeting and ensuring that all members have equal opportunity to provide input and have their say regarding youth matters and agenda items.
The YAC is comprised of a maximum of 20 people who hold a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience relevant to young people and local youth issues.
Membership is open for people who live, work or study in the Campbelltown City Council area. It is anticipated that members reflect the diversity of both local young people and the Campbelltown community.
Young Members of the Committee serve a term for two years* from date of appointment. Half of the membership will be subject to re-nomination each year allowing new members to join and to ensure an adequate level of continuity to the YAC. Any member unable to complete their two year term will create an opportunity for a new member to be appointed. Click here to find out who the current YAC members are.