Youth Advisory Council
The City of Busselton YAC (Youth Advisory Council) are a group of young (age 12 – 25) people who meet regularly to discuss issues that press today’s youth as well as organise and facilitate activities and events for youth. The YAC members catch up fortnightly at the Busselton Youth and Community Centre to chill out, play pool and enjoy some food before discussing youth matters.
The Busselton YAC has been a part of many new youth initiatives, National Youth Weeks, South West Youth Festival and the Human Powered Vehicle, just to name a few.
NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK
National Youth Week (NYW) is the largest celebration of young people in Australia. Thousands of young people aged 12-25 from across Australia become involved in NYW each year which in 2014 spanned from 6-13 April. Our NYW celebration occurred the first week of the school holidays. Previously the YAC Attack Meelup Beach Festival was a regional initiative, combining the efforts of the City of Busselton, Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, Shire of Nannup, Shire of Manjimup and other Non-For-Profit organisations.
Recently we decided to have a change of plan to re-brand, re-amp and re-style this event to make it bigger and better for years to come. With the new name 'SOUTH WEST YOUTH FESTIVAL' and a brand new location at the Busselton Youth Precinct and Skate Park, the festival was a big hit, attracting interests from local business and local community groups such as Busselton Choose Respect, that launched their new campaign at the opening of the festival.
The festival included live music from young local talent, skateboarding clinics, face painting, stand up paddle boards, bubble soccer, photo booths, food trucks and much, much more.
HUMAN POWERED VEHICLE RACE
In 2016 Busselton again plays hots to the RAC Pedal Prix 6 hour race on the magnificent foreshore of Geographe Bay. The 950 metre circuit is technical, demanding and according to some of our most experienced riders, a lot of fun.
With the fantastic support of the RAC of WA, City of Busselton and Curtin University, we are building the profile of HPV racing in Western Australia.
The Busselton Youth Advisory Council (YAC) put a team in and competes each year for fun.
We are always looking for new members to join our YAC group, or youth to come along and have some fun and join in on some of our activities. If you are interested in YAC or have any questions about what we do or how to get involved, please contact us on the details below;
Youth Development Officer
Phone: 08 9781 1722
Youth Development Trainee
Phone: 08 9781 0405
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