Thursday, February 25th, 2010
THE City of Bayswater is on the hunt for more members to join its Youth Advisory Committee.

A forum giving people aged 12 to 25 a voice, YAC also helps the council learn more about issues important to young people.

Bayswater Mayor Terry Kenyon said the aim of YAC was to raise awareness and celebrate the value of all young people across the City of Bayswater.

“Participation is a key element in the development of people in this age demographic and getting involved in the Youth Advisory Committee encourages learning, social and community connections and confidence-building,” he said.

“We congratulate the new members who have recently joined YAC but we would like to welcome a few more, so it’s truly a representative group.

“I’m always amazed at the amount of sheer talent, dedication and commitment shown by young people in our community and this passion is something that should be nurtured and developed.

“Joining YAC is a chance for young people to have their say so the council can, in turn, get valuable input as part of its various decision-making processes.

“We want to ensure we get as much feedback as possible so we can develop the best methods to support youth rights in all of our suburbs.”

Last year, YAC conducted a youth survey that provided council with valuable information regarding the concerns of young people within the local community.

You must be aged from 12 to 25 and either live, work or attend school or TAFE within the City of Bayswater to be a YAC member.

To get involved, call (08) 9272 0658 or email [email protected]


Youth Advisory Committee members Nicholas Brabon, 14, and John Pawley, 20, with City of Bayswater Community Services Officer Emily Anderson, centre… on the lookout for more members.

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City of Bayswater

The City of Bayswater is a local government area in the inner north-eastern suburbs of the West Australian capital city of Perth, about 9km north-east of Perth's CBD, and includes the suburbs of Bayswater, Beford, Embleton, Maylands, Morley and Noranda and parts of Mount Lawley and Dianella. It covers an area of 32.8 square kilometres and has a population of 55,801.

Originally, the Bayswater Road District was created in 1897 and, in 1961, it became a shire before attaining City status in 1983. The City of Bayswater is divided into four wards and represented by 11 councillors with the Mayor elected from among the councillors.

Recent developments in the City of Bayswater include the opening of the Galleria shopping centre in 1994, on the site of the old Boans building that burnt down in 1986. Morley is now the largest commercial district outside of Perth and Fremantle and further growth is expected.
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