Build future, brick by brick

Warren HatelyAugusta Margaret River Times
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River community development trainee Shannon Walker will help oversee the upcoming Lego design workshops.
Camera IconShire of Augusta-Margaret River community development trainee Shannon Walker will help oversee the upcoming Lego design workshops. Credit: Picture: Warren Hately, Warren Hately Picture:

Young people across the region are encouraged to come and play with some Lego next week to help shape the future of services targeting junior residents of the Augusta-Margaret River shire.

A workshop will be held at the Margaret River TAFE on Thursday afternoon to gather input on a planned review of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River’s five-year youth plan.

The Lego workshop is envisaged as a fun and creative way to garner feedback. Shire community planning and development co-ordinator Jason Cleary said the Youth Advisory Council would play a significant role in the new youth plan.

“The Shire will be engaging with a wide range of people in the community with a focus on ensuring that young peo-ple’s voices are heard loud and clear about their vision for the future of the region,” he said.

“YAC provide us with a window into the lives of young people in our community, and our YAC members are excited to be playing a major part in decision-making in our community.”

An online survey is also planned, as well as work-shops outside of Margaret River.

Pop-up consultation during the Cowaramup Easter Fair on April 3 and the Margaret River Youth Festival on April 16 will follow the Lego workshop, and a youth summit is planned with school students for May 3.

Snacks and drinks will be provided for those aged 12-25 who register via swalker@amrshire. wa.gov.au or 9780 5214.

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