Finley Youth Development Committee
The Youth Development Committee encourages, supports and promotes the development of youth within our community. We recognise and value our young leaders who eagerly work with us to provide fun and fulfilling activities for all community youth.
This is achieved through inclusion and consultation of our teenages, and through their commitment, dedication and ownership will effectively plan, manage and implement youth nominated projects and events that can be enjoyed by all youth within our towns.
How did it all begin?
In August 2007 the Berrigan Shire Council, local Police, residents, community groups and agencies participated in a meeting to address issues relating to vandalism and community safety with the view of developing a Crime Prevention Plan. From this meeting the Finley Crime Prevention Committee was formed which met regularly to create a plan to address the issues of concern. After two years of meetings the committee felt that the direction they were taking was unproductive so a change of focus was initiated. The committee decided to focus on supporting the large majority of youth who could be involved in town production and development.
With the decision to change the aim, the committee’s name was changed from the Finley Crime Prevention Committee to the Finley Youth Development Committee. It was decided to conduct a gap’s analysis of Finley Community Assets and hold a Youth Forum where the youth could identify realistic activities and projects that could be initiated in Finley.
Where to from here?
The Youth Development Committee meets monthly to discuss and organise the next steps for developing the ideas that the students generated.
If you have questions about the Youth Development Committee please contact the Council on 03 5888 5100