Call for young voices to help shape Greater Sydney’s future

18 Feb 2019
Media Release | Young people are set to have a greater voice in planning Greater Sydney’s future with the Greater Sydney Commission seeking nominations for a Youth Panel.

Chief Commissioner, Lucy Turnbull AO, said that with so much of the Commission’s work focused on planning Greater Sydney’s future it’s critical to involve the young people who will live, work and play within it.

“We want to hear more about the local strategic planning issues that affect young people, from access to great places and public transport, to the environment,” Ms Turnbull said. 

“Listening to the views of Sydneysiders is central to the Commission’s work and I’m proud of our track record in engaging directly with over 30,000 people so far. Convening the Greater Sydney Commission Youth Panel is another step forward in ensuring the voices and views of young people are heard and acted upon,” she said.

The Commission will appoint one youth representative for each of the five districts; Eastern City, Western City, Central City, North and South.

Nominees must be at least 16 years of age and no older than 30 upon application. They must also live in Greater Sydney and intend to reside in Sydney for the next two years. Applications will close at midnight Sunday 10 March 2019.

“Great cities are products of broad and genuine collaboration and the Youth Advisory Panel will put that philosophy into action by helping us to work even closer with our region’s younger residents and hear their valuable insights,” Ms Turnbull said.  

“I encourage all young people with a passion for a more equitable Greater Sydney to nominate and share their vision with the Commission,” she said.

For more information about the Greater Sydney Youth Panel, or to apply, visit www.greater.sydney/youth-panel

Media contact: Marie Tritsaris 02 8289 6226

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