Walcha Council takes advice from students

Down to business: Members of YAC met in the library last week and discussed Walcha Council's past and future school holiday activities and associated budgets.
Down to business: Members of YAC met in the library last week and discussed Walcha Council's past and future school holiday activities and associated budgets.

At its March ordinary meeting Walcha Council resolved to establish a Walcha Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) to engage with the youth of Walcha and last week the newly formed group held its second meeting.

Chaired by Councillor Rachael Wellings the committee is made up of community services manager Karen Kermode , Library co-ordinator and youth worker Madison Garrad, St Patrick Primary students Archie Little , Bonnie Neal and Billy Imberger and Walcha Central School students  Ali Nivison, Ashleigh Wall, Nathan Brown, Murdoch Chawner  and William Swain. Walcha Central School teacher Aiden Williams and a St Patrick’s School teacher are also in attendance for each meeting. 

Councillor Wellings said the focus was on 5 to18 year-olds in the community.

“The purpose of YAC is mainly so youth can have their say about what they would like to see in their community,” Mrs Wellings said.

“It is important that members of the committee talk to their friends  outside YAC and  bring ideas back to our meetings.”

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