Wyndham City has opened applications for the Wyndham Youth Civic Participation Project, an initiative designed to connect young people aged between 18 to 25 with a keen interest in government and Australia’s governance.
The project aims to provide participants with an immersive experience, enabling them to gain a close-up understanding of the role and responsibilities of the three levels of government.
Cr Jasmine Hill, Wyndham City’s Learning City portfolio holder, highlighted the project’s value, stating, “This project is a great opportunity for young people to engage with like-minded individuals who share an interest in government and civic duties.
It allows them to explore the democratic process, the inner workings of governments, and their impact on shaping our community.” The project offers aspiring young leaders in Wyndham the chance to delve behind the curtain of local, state, and federal governments.
Participants will have the opportunity to interact with councillors, senior public servants, and council staff, gaining insights into their responsibilities and day-to-day work.
As part of the project, participants will embark on a four-day tour to Canberra, where they will visit prominent institutions such as Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy, the High Court of Australia, and the Australian War Memorial.
Additionally, they will spend a full day at Parliament House Victoria and explore Wyndham City Council.
Interested young individuals are encouraged to submit their applications, detailing their future goals, interest in Australian politics, previous community involvement, and the benefits they would derive from participating in the project.
A selection panel will assess the applications and select successful participants.
Applications are now open and will close on June 15, 2023. To find out more information or to apply, please visit: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/youth-services/awards-competitions/youth-civic-participation-project.