Bass Coast,

FLIC Urge Youth To Share Their Views And Have Them Heard

After the successful Youth Week Event ‘No Talent Required’, Bass Coast Shire Council’s Youth Advocacy Group – Future Leaders Influencing our Community (FLIC) –  have begun planning their future activities.

They want to hear from Bass Coast youth – what is important to you?

FLIC is encouraging young people in Bass Coast to make their voices heard by taking part in the Mission Australia 2014 Youth Survey.

The survey is for 15 to 19 year olds and is focused on young people’s concerns and hopes for the future.

Bass Coast youth have been given a unique code (70005) to enter when they fill out the survey.

Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, said if enough people complete the survey, Mission Australia will produce a report on what is important to local young people.

“We know young people in our community have opinions on what they’d like to see happen around the Shire, and this report will be useful to FLIC and Council in planning and advocating on behalf of young people,” Cr Rankine said.

“Survey results will also go into a national report that informs State and Federal Government decisions.

“Don’t miss this chance to have your views counted in the survey the nation listens to.”

The survey closes on 20 July 2014. It should take 10 minutes to complete and can be found online at

For any questions, or if you would like a paper copy of the survey, please contact Council’s Youth Planning and Policy Officer, Sidrah McCarthy, on 1300BCOASt (226 278) or email