Local, Independant and Effective
August 25, 2017

Young people encouraged to have a say in #YouthForIndi project

Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan is encouraging young people in Indi to submit their ideas about regional development to the NESAY (North East Support and Action for Youth) #YouthForIndi project.

Five submissions from people aged 16-25 will be short-listed for submission to the national Inquiry into Regional Development and Decentralisation.

“Young people have had a consistently strong voice in Indi. They have great ideas about what can be done to strengthen regional Australia,” said Ms McGowan, who is on the inquiry committee.

“During my 2017 budget consultation, young people made clear their keen interest in education, transport, welfare and employment. To them I say: make sure your voice on these matters is heard in the inquiry.”

Ms McGowan commended NESAY on their creative approach, which invites submissions in many forms including story, multi-media and song.

“I am confident this ‘Indi way’ will shine through submissions being developed in the electorate – local people bringing their expertise and connections together to deliver effective results,” Ms McGowan said.

Ms McGowan acknowledged the interest already shown by local government, community organisations and individuals.

“This is a chance to influence an inquiry that could pave the way for regional Australia. I encourage everyone, and especially young people, to have their say.”

Submissions to the #YouthForIndi project close on 11 September 2017.

• Information about the NESAY #YouthForIndi project can be found here 

Submissions to the Inquiry into Regional Development and Decentralisation close on 15 September.

Information on the Inquiry can be found here

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