Proposals for National Youth Week in Busselton

TROY DOUGLASBusselton Dunsborough Times

A small-scale music event and launching the Dunsborough Skate Park are among proposals under consideration to mark National Youth Week in Busselton.

The City’s youth development program, Southern Rip, was one of 69 community organisations awarded a share in State Government grants of $68,000 to start planning activities for the annual celebration scheduled for April.

Southern Rip operations manager Caroline Beamond said a number of possibilities had been suggested, including a music event on Saturday, April 5 and using the $1000 grant towards entertainment to celebrate the new Dunsborough Skate Park, with a tentative date set for April 14.

“We are a long way off securing funds and staff-time to commit at this stage, but we are hopeful of a happy outcome,” she said.

Other ideas include working with other groups to deliver activity-related trips to Bunbury.

Ms Beamond said Southern Rip wanted to liaise and partner with other organisations planning activities, to develop a calendar of events to promote during the week.

The Shire of Nannup also received $1000 to conduct a Practically Creative in Every Way event, where young people will take part in recycled art workshops to construct a piece which would become a permanent fixture at the youth space.

Youth Minister Robyn McSweeney said National Youth Week grants were designed to encourage activities with young people at the core of planning.

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