Big year for BYAG
by Brighton Council
2023 has been an exceptionally successful year for the Brighton Youth Action Group (BYAG) and the local young people of Brighton.
In May, BYAG organised ‘The Brighton Big Bangin Youth Night’, an event that was devised and well executed by BYAG in collaboration with the local community as part of Youth Week 2023. This memorable occasion earned well-deserved recognition and was entered in the prestigious 2023 Tasmanian Local Government Awards for Excellence.
We are thrilled to report that the event won the highly coveted Delivering Excellence Award in the Larger Councils (with population over 15,000) category. This remarkable achievement is testament to the dedication and hard work of BYAG, as well as the invaluable contributions of community members and services involved in the careful planning and execution of the event.
Throughout 2023, BYAG has been relentless in its efforts to engage with the community, fostering greater awareness of the group’s mission. They accomplished this through a series of engaging activities, including pop-up Breakfast BBQs at the Brighton Civic Centre and a Halloween BBQ hosted at Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School. In addition, BYAG actively participated in the Brighton Council’s Community Development workshop, where they had the opportunity to present their ongoing projects and contribute to shaping the future plans for young people in the Brighton community.
BYAG has also been dedicated to gathering valuable information to create more opportunities for young people in the community. They have been engaged in constructive conversations with bigHART and have sought input from young people at various events. BYAG also supported Vibrance at the recent Christmas Block Party, further strengthening their commitment to the community.
Looking ahead to 2024, BYAG has ambitious plans to establish a larger and even more inclusive group for young people in the community, building upon the remarkable progress achieved this year. If you are aged between 12 – 24 and would like to join the group, contact Kylie at Brighton Council by calling 03 6268 7000. Your participation can be a meaningful contribution to the continued success and positive impact of the Brighton Youth Action Group.