MERCY Regional College year nine students have put forward ideas to help shape Camperdown’s future.
Corangamite Shire youth development officer Katie McKean said 12 of the college’s students brainstormed project ideas and completed a survey for the Camperdown Community Plan, which is being developed this month.
“Over 30 ideas were put forward by the students during the session held at the college,” Ms McKean said.
“The end goal will be to link the ideas put forward by the participants to the larger community town plan for Camperdown.”
Surveys have been distributed to the community via newspapers and also available at a number of local retailers.
Ms McKean said the Mercy College students who contributed ideas were involved in the Our PlaYce regional leadership program. She said the community plan was a great way for teens to be heard.
“The students identified signage, public toilets, entertainment and the arts as areas for improvement in the Camperdown region.
“I would encourage all young people in the region to take an interest in their town and fill out the survey with what they would like to see in Camperdown.”
Surveys are also available at the Corangamite Shire offices or online at www.corangamite.vic.gov.au