The Youth Advisory (YAG) is a group of between 8 to 20 young people, 2 youth workers, Council’s Youth Services Officer and an Alderman. Members are aged between 12 and 20 years and come from different backgrounds and experiences, from various local high schools, community and youth agencies, education, training, employment and recreation groups. YAG advises Council on a range of issues and makes recommendations on issues that affect young people locally. The group acts as a central point for youth issues at a Council level and also at different times hosts projects such as the Xtreme Games, Xtreme Xposed Battle of the Bands and The BIG GIG. YAG meets every month or sometimes more regularly if working on a special project. To date, Council’s Youth Advisory Group has provided advice that has resulted in significant gains in making Council a more youth friendly environment.
The BIG GIG 2011
In partnership with Neighbourhood Watch, Music NT, Corrugated Iron Youth Arts and Office Of Youth Affairs, YAG and GRIND were proud to present The BIG GIG 2011 and The BIG GIG 2012! With local artists such as Abbey Rose, D.O.Bz, Calabrias Fall, Faces In The Fire and Bear Essence, Ned & Friedns and interstate acts Children Collide and Emma Louise! The BIG GIG also hosts the NT Music School’s Battle Of The School Bands Final, and provided a variety of information stalls and recreational activities for young people to engage with.