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Young people in Port Hedland now have more say with the Town’s establishment of a youth advisory council

Xander Sapsworth-CollisNorth West Telegraph
Troy Wood, Felix Lavaki, Meg Davis, Sienna Bennett, Beau Keller and Latiesha Tomcsanyi
Camera IconTroy Wood, Felix Lavaki, Meg Davis, Sienna Bennett, Beau Keller and Latiesha Tomcsanyi Credit: Supplied

Young people in Port Hedland will have more say after the Town’s creation of a youth advisory council.

The YAC will meet fortnightly to help advise council on youth activities, projects, and services.

The council features nine members who will undergo training to understand the purpose and capacity of the YAC.

Town community development officer Troy Wood, who is on the YAC, said other youth advisory groups have made a lasting positive impact in the community.

“They can be a great catalyst for change in communities, and I’m keen for discussions with other members to establish how YAC can bring ideas to life here in Hedland,” he said.

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To be eligible for the YAC Port Hedland residents must be aged between 15 and 24.

The City of Karratha established its own youth advisory group in 2019 for people aged between 11 and 18.

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