NSW Government funding will help young people in the Baulkham Hills electorate of The Hills Shire Council to get involved in local events next month when NSW celebrates Youth Week 2012 (April 13 – 22), Mr Elliott said today.
Member for Baulkham Hills, David Elliott, said funding has been provided to all local councils in NSW, including those in the Baulkham Hills region with The Hills Shire Council receiving $3,382.50.
“Youth Week is a great way to acknowledge the creative and inspiring young people living in the Baulkham Hills electorate of The Hills Shire Council,” Mr Elliott said.
“For people aged 12 to 25, it’s an opportunity to express their ideas, plan action on issues affecting their lives, and create their own entertainment.
“This funding will support local councils to work together with young people to stage fun and thought-provoking events.
“I encourage all young people in the Baulkham Hills electorate of The Hills Shire Council to get involved in Youth Week 2012 and make their voices heard.”
“The celebrations can highlight the tremendous creativity and energy that young people bring to our community and encourages young people to be active in community life and decision-making, because we all benefit from fresh ideas and diverse perspectives.
“This year, every one of the 152 councils in NSW will share in a total of just over $260,000 to support local Youth Week events such as forums, debates, film festivals and music concerts.
“The NSW Government is proud to help young people express themselves and take action through Youth Week – I look forward to seeing what they come up with this year!”
For more information visit the Youth Week website at www.youthweek.nsw.gov.au.