Young people have the energy to create change but most don't know where to direct their ideas - but the Great Regional City Challenge aims to address that.
A group of young people in Launceston have formed together as part of a global movement called the Global Shapers to help give young people a platform to brainstorm and enact their ideas.
The Launceston hub, which is still relatively in its infancy, has joined forces with the Great Regional City Challenge to use its digital platform to manage its projects and ideas. Launceston Shaper member Lauren Oliver said the challenge provided them with an opportunity to begin moving forward with their own ideas, which line up well with the challenge's aims.
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"It's been perfect timing for us really, and it's created a really valuable partnership," Miss Oliver said.
The Launceston Shapers will use the challenge's digital platform Launceston Together as a way to connect.
"We are really excited about how the Global Shapers community can use it. Not only will we be putting our local projects on the platform, but we can also run them through it using the basic project management tools that are integral to the platform," Miss Oliver said.
The challenge will help engage young people to make Launceston a better regional city by connecting all the great ideas and work that is going on in the city.
"One of the things we want to tackle is this idea of connected vibrancy; there are a lot of great things happening but we want to be able to connect them all together because often they can be really disjointed, particularly for young people," she said.
"Launceston is in a process of transformative change, the University of Tasmania is transforming the centre of the city, technology is being integrated in a massive way, tourism is changing the skyline and more people from around the world are seeing that Launceston is the front door to Tasmania."
- To get involved head online to launcestontogether.com.au and sign up.