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Youth Advisory Panel: Expressions of Interest 2022

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Expressions of interest to join the Greater Cities Commission’s Youth Advisory Panel have now closed.

The Youth Advisory Panel will support the Commission’s work to create Australia’s first global city region that will provide better jobs, housing, education, health and lifestyle opportunities for everyone. Panel members will contribute to Commission-led projects, engage with their communities and networks, and provide advice on issues that matter to young people across the region.

To find out more about the Commission and the Six Cities Region, watch our video series or read our Six Cities Discussion paper.

Youth Advisory Panel

The Youth Advisory Panel will have 12 members, with two members representing each city in the Six Cities Region and at least three members continuing from our current Youth Panel. Panel members will be appointed in November 2022. New members will be appointed for two years, with continuing members appointed for one year.

We want the Panel to reflect the diversity of the people and communities that make up the Six Cities Region, to help ensure that we plan better cities and places for all. We invite young people from a range of backgrounds, and with different experiences and perspectives to apply. Among other things, this includes differences in age, gender, cultural background and abilities.

 

Hear from current Youth Advisory Panel members about the opportunities

 

 

Chief Commissioner, Geoff Roberts AM encourages young people to join

 

About you

To apply to be a Panel member, you must:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years old (when you apply).
  • Currently live in the Six Cities Region and plan to continue living in your current city for the next two years.
  • Demonstrate experience or a strong interest in one or more of the following areas:
  • Have relevant experience or a strong interest in representing and/or advocating for the perspectives, views or priorities of others.
  • Demonstrate how you will advocate for, and act as a link into, the networks and communities you are part of.

Current Panel members can apply for a continuing member position via the Expressions of Interest form.

What do Panel members do?

  • Participate in six formal meetings per year (mostly online after working hours)   
  • Provide a youth perspective on region-shaping policy and projects such as our Women’s Safety Charter, the Tech Central Innovation District and the Six Cities Region Plan 
  • Engage with your local community and fellow Panel members at events and forums, and by developing local networks   
  • Provide advice to external organisations including other government agencies and private sector organisations on diverse topics and issues 

The Commission will appoint two Co-Chairs who will attend the Commission’s Board meetings to provide an update on Panel activities and share youth perspectives. Co-Chairs may also be asked to represent the Commission in public-facing communications, media, events and engagement activities. All Panel members will be paid an hourly rate of $100 for any activities or work they do as a Panel representative. Further information about Panel member responsibilities and expectations, including the Terms of Appointment, read our Youth Advisory Panel Guide.

How do I apply?

Complete the online Expressions of Interest form which includes a survey and four short answer questions about you, your interests and experience. You can also register your interest to be a Co-Chair via the expressions of interest form. To help you apply, have a look at our Quick read information booklet.

If you have any questions or require adjustments to the application process, please contact the Commission’s Engagement Team via engagement@gcc.nsw.gov.au.

What happens after I apply?

After we review all the applications, shortlisted applicants will be contacted about next steps.

Applicants submit an Expression of Interest  Sunday 25 September 2022 11:59pm
Applicants notified of application outcome and next steps  By 12 October 2022 
Applicant interviews   Mid to late October 2022 
Successful applicants notified   Mid to late November 2022 
Induction session and onboarding    Late November 2022 

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