Council has employed a Youth Worker since November 2009, funded by the NSW Department of Human Services - Community Services, under a Local Government Salary Subsidy (approximately one third) and Council (two thirds). The Youth Worker promotes access to activities and organisations that enhance community involvement and encourage the development of self esteem, self-reliance and social confidence in young people, and facilitates delivery of services by relevant providers to young people.
Kristy Newbury - Youth Worker: Phone: 6730 2318 or 0418 281 657.
Check the list of contacts for important regional organisations, including sporting and dance clubs.
YOUTH WEEK 2017 - GET INVOLVED, BE HEARD, MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Council’s Youth Week 2017 is looking very exciting with a range of activities that involve youth connecting with the whole community. General Manager, Hein Basson, believes the events happening from Friday, 31 March to Friday 7 April will cater for many interests and attract lots of our youth to be heard and make a difference. “Council’s Youth Worker, Kristy Newberry has been working hard planning and organising lively events with the assistance of local students and community youth,” Mr Basson said.
Mrs Newberry said the High School has great teachers working very hard to give their students opportunities. “I am so lucky to be able to work with them in organizing a community engagement opportunity that involves physical activity and great fun,” Mrs Newberry said. A highlight will be the Billy Cart barbeque and cart building workshop on Monday, 3 April which will culminate in a Billy Cart race during the April school holidays. Keen young people will be sharing their skills and enthusiasm with interested community groups and businesses to design and construct in partnership, billy carts which will be trialled at the race day.
“I am equally looking forward to seeing all the different materials used and ways to build billy carts,” Mrs Newberry said. “Our community has some very clever and innovative people so I hope we get heaps of young people thinking and building.”
Director of Corporate and Community Services, Anna Watt, thanks the many young people, community groups, and businesses sponsoring and supporting this year’s events. “We round off Youth Week with a Touch Football challenge match on Wednesday, 5 April where Year 10 students will compete against invited community members,” Mrs Watt said. “The finale will be Council’s second Live @ the Library on Friday, 7 April where we plan to build on the fun we had last year with great local musicians.”