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Youth Nominations Open For Round Two

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Monday, 1 June 2020 - 10:45am
Golden Plains Shire Council Mayoral Youth Program Round Two

Nominations are now open for Round Two of Golden Plains Shire Council’s Mayoral Youth Program 2019-2020.

The Mayoral Youth Program’s Community Impact Awards recognise and celebrate the positive contributions local young people already make to our community, while encouraging new young people to be more actively involved in their communities.

Golden Plains residents, aged 12 to 18 years, who have made a positive impact to an individual, group or the environment will be eligible to apply. At a special award events once restrictions ease later in 2020, award-winners will receive a framed certificate of achievement and a $50 Officeworks voucher.

Additionally, to be eligible, nominees must also:

  • Have completed their community impact within six months prior to the submission date
  • Demonstrate that the community impact was unpaid, unrewarded or not reimbursed
  • Demonstrate that the community impact had a positive outcome on an individual, group or the environment
  • Demonstrate that the community impact was fair, safe and inclusive
  • Submit their nomination within the nomination period.

Local community groups who support young people to make a positive community impact will also be recognised and regarded for their support and encouragement of young volunteers.

Round Two Nominations Now Open

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Council has been unable to celebrate the achievements of those young people nominated in Round One of the program, which closed in March. Golden Plains Shire Council will now hold events later in the year to present award-winners from both rounds with their certificates and vouchers.

Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey says that the Mayoral Youth Program’s Community Impact Awards is a great opportunity to reward and encourage Golden Plains youth to be active community members through volunteering.

“The Community Impact Awards is all about recognising and celebrating the positive contributions young people make to our communities every day.”

“We’ve heard of some fantastic volunteer efforts from local young people during the COVID-19 crisis, and I look forward to seeing them publicly recognised through this great program.”

“Council received some fantastic nominations during round one of the program, and while he haven’t yet been able to acknowledge these community-minded young locals, if restrictions continue to ease, we’ll be able to do just that with all nominees of the program later this year.”

Nomination forms are available online at, with hard copy forms available upon request from the Customer Service team. Nominations must be received by Friday, 31 July 2020.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.