Are you one of the Sunshine Coast’s young leaders?

Sunshine Coast Regional Council is calling for up and coming young leaders, aged 15-24 years, to sign on as members of the Sunshine Coast Youth Council and be part of the discussion on the future development of our region.

It comes as Queensland Youth Week (10-18 April) is well underway, which encourages youth to make a positive contribution to the society they live in.

The SCRC is looking for young leaders to apply for a two-year program that aims to provide an opportunity to develop skills in communication, public speaking and leadership. Youth Council members will be encouraged to have a voice, raise issues, exchange ideas and learn about local government and community issues.

Sunshine Coast Council Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said the council initiative was a direct action from the Sunshine Coast Council Community Strategy 2019-2041

“Just 15 spots are up for grabs and I anticipate they will be hotly contested,” Cr Law said.

“It would be terrific to see representation from all Divisions across the Sunshine Coast Local Government area so I encourage all aspiring leaders to apply.

“This will not only look good on their CV but equip them with vital well-rounded skills for the future.

“Our Community Strategy strongly focuses on inclusive communities and actively encouraging young people to have a say in decisions that impact them and establish ways to foster youth leadership.”

Sunshine Coast Youth Council meetings will be scheduled monthly. Each meeting will be held for approximately 1.5 hours (4.30-6pm). 

Outside of meeting times, professional and personal development sessions will also be an expectation for member attendance.

Applications can be made by emailing a cover letter to commdevelopment@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au by Friday 7 May.

The letter should detail:

  • Why you are interested in joining the Youth Council 
  • Your particular areas of interest
  • Contact details
  • Age 

Sunshine Coast Youth Council is expected to start by June.