Minutes of the Youth Advisory Committee

 

 

Meeting Date:     Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Location:            Jervis Bay Rooms, City Administrative Centre, Bridge Road, Nowra

Time:                   10:05am

 

 

The following members were present:

Allanah Wright

Molly Brain

Billy Forbes

Chelsea Pheeney

Xanthe Pheeney

David Marshall – Representative Hon Ann Sudmalis MP

Mikayla Barnes

 

 

  

Others present:

Liliana Hutchinson – Social Infrastructure Planner

Donna Corbyn – Youth Community Development Officer

Sue Davies – Community Safety Officer

 

 

Election of Chairperson

RESOLVED (By consent)

That Donna Corbyn be appointed as the Chairperson for the Youth Advisory Committee Meeting, Wednesday 7 February 2018.

CARRIED

 

 

Donna Corbyn opened the with an acknowledgement to country.

 

Apologies / Leave of Absence

 

Apologies were received from Clr Alldrick, Clr White and Nowra Christian School.

 

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

RESOLVED (By consent)

 

That the Minutes of the Youth Advisory Committee held on Wednesday 26 July and Wednesday 18 October 2017 be confirmed.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Declarations of Interest

 

Nil

 

 

Presentations

 

YA18.1       Berry District Park - Liliana Hutchinson

HPERM Ref: D17/424148

Ms Liliana Hutchinson – Social Infrastructure Planner, provided an update on the Berry District Park (the park in Berry that includes the Tennis Court and Football Field).

The Berry District Park was a strategy that the Berry Community have created to combat the negative economy impact that the new Berry Bypass has created.

If the Youth Advisory Committee members have any ideas for the Berry District Park please communicate them to Ms Liliana Hutchinson.

The draft concept design has not yet been finalised but a basic outline of what it will look like was tabled.

The park will include the following:

·         A bike pump track made of wood

·         A dirt learn to ride facility

·         A nature based play area

·         Water play and misting

·         Half court for basketball and netball

·         Dog off-leash area

·         An extension of the skate park – to be designed by the users

·         A bike wash station

·         Flying fox

25 March 2018 a Children’s Consultation Day will be held to gain feedback from children aged 0-18 years where images of the proposed District Park will be shown to the children and the children will pick the design they prefer.  All Shoalhaven Youth are encouraged to participate.

It was advised that by the end of the current financial year it is hoped that construction would have commenced.

 

 

Reports

 

YA17.22     Community Members - Positions to be Declared Vacant - Progress Committee Membership

HPERM Ref: D17/299344

The Terms of Reference will be sent to the Youth Advisory Committee Members.

It was agreed that Mikayla Barnes would contact the University of Wollongong Shoalhaven Branch to enquire about running a stall at O Week to try and recruit uni students to become community members of the Youth Advisory Committee.

Recommendation

That:

1.    The Youth Advisory Committee Community Member positions be determined vacant

2.    That future meeting times and days be determined

3.    Update the terms of reference to reflect the new Community Member Positions

4.    Call for nominations from the Youth Community Sector

 

RESOLVED (By consent)

That:

1.    The Youth Advisory Committee Community Member positions be determined vacant

2.    That future meeting times and days to remain the second Wednesday of each school term and the fourth meeting to be scheduled at the time of the third meeting.

3.    Update the terms of reference to reflect the Community Member Positions be deemed vacant

4.    Call for nominations from the Youth and Community Sector

CARRIED

 

 

YA18.2       Youth Week 2018

HPERM Ref: D18/12891

Youth Week is celebrating youth nationally and their contribution to community.

This year Youth Week will be funded through the State Government and Council.

This year’s theme is Unity through Diversity.

Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That Youth Advisory Committee receive the Youth Week 2018 report for information

 

RESOLVED (Mikayla Barnes / Chelsea Pheeney)

That Youth Advisory Committee receive the Youth Week 2018 report for information.

CARRIED

 

   

 

General Business

 

YA18.3       Additional Item - Ulladulla High School - Things Going Well in the Community

 

Ulladulla High School students thanked Council for the All Inclusive Playground – Livvs Place at Mollymook Beach and commented on the success.

The students also thanked Council for the new bike path near Froggs Holla.

The students also thanked Council for the upgrade to the sporting facilities in West Ulladulla including the new netball courts which are more accessible and inclusive.

The Ulladulla High School students also mentioned the ‘bike bus’ currently being trialled by six students at the moment.

 

YA18.4       Additional Item – Ulladulla High School – Items to be Added to the Next Agenda for Discussion

 

Ulladulla High School Students requested that the following two items be added to the next agenda for the Youth Advisory Committee:

·         Safe and Healthy Night Time Activities for Teenagers

·         Beach Safety and Infrastructure in North Mollymook and Burrill Lake

 

 

YA17.23     International Youth Day Awards 2017 Discussions

HPERM Ref: D17/329105

Donna Corbyn expressed Council’s appreciation and acknowledged Shoalhaven High School students that undertook the duties of Master of Ceremonies and facilitated the event in November 2017.

The Committee discussed the awards originated based on the Bay and Basin Awards and were created in the same format for Shoalhaven wide awards, during International Youth Day Awards, this was done last year.

Awards included:

·         The Challenge and Change Award – Sponsor to be secured and announced

·         The Good Neighbour Awards – Sponsor to be secured and announced

·         The Positive Youth Award – Sponsor to be secured and announced

·         The Community Citizenship Award – Sponsor to be secured and announced

·         The Inspiration Award – Sponsor to be secured and announced

The purpose of the update is to confirm the Youth Advisory Committee would like to go ahead with this again for 2018.

RESOLVED (By consent)

That

1.      The Youth Advisory Committee receive the update for information

2.      The Youth Advisory Committee proceed with an International Youth Day Awards event for 2018

3.      The International Youth Day Awards event be held as close as possible to International Youth Day

CARRIED

 

 

YA17.24     Youth Week Update and Discussions

HPERM Ref: D17/329113

Note: This was dealt with in conjunction with YA18.2 Youth Week 2018.

    

 

 

There being no further business, the meeting concluded, the time being 10.50am.

 

 

Donna Corbyn

CHAIRPERSON