Estelle appointed to the Greater Sydney Commission Youth Panel

Cred Consulting Urban Strategist Estelle Grech has been appointed Chair of the Greater Sydney Commission Youth Panel, representing the Eastern City District. This 10-member Youth Panel, with members aged between 17 and 28, will ensure that young people have a voice, and are heard, in planning Greater Sydney’s future.

According to the GSC Media release:

“The ten members have been selected from applicants across Greater Sydney, with each of the five districts having two representatives. The panel members were selected based on their experience in youth engagement and/or strategic planning, representation from groups that do not currently have a voice within the Commission and a diverse range of ages, gender, cultural backgrounds and abilities.

Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull AO, said today, “I am excited to have this talented and enthusiastic group providing their insights, and the views of their peers, to the Commission.  After all, we are planning future of a Greater Sydney that will be their city.”

“In our early discussions, they have made it clear that the biggest issue for young people across Greater Sydney is jobs.  For that reason, one of the initial programs they will work on is the barriers to employment for young people.

“These can range from the difficulty of transport and connections to work, particularly in Western Sydney, to the challenges faced by young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to access education, training and job opportunities,” Ms Turnbull said.”