Mayor stresses importance of youth

Mayor Cr Nino Mautone has today stressed the important role that youth will play in the future of the Alpine Shire.

Speaking at a mock government forum yesterday (8 September) attended by around 50 Bright P-12 College students, Cr Mautone asked the students to take pride in the environment.

“We live in the most beautiful area and you must make sure that you grow up to love your shire,” he said.

“You are the future of the shire.

"It’s our duty to make sure we look after not only our shire, but our state and our nation.

"The environment is our best asset and it is important that we look after it, so each generation can experience and enjoy it.”

The students took over the Council chambers for an hour with two mock student prime ministers and six advisors asking the tough questions of Cr Mautone.

The prime ministers asked Cr Mautone questions about his salary, whether the gondola on Mount Buffalo would be built and who he voted for in the federal election.

The students participated in the exercise as a part of their Australian Politics and Government studies.

From left to right: Meg Hood (Prime Minister), Tess McDonagh, Amerlia Van Keulen, Jessica Miller, Mayor Cr Nino Mautone, Zoe Cavedon, Nathan Bullen, Zali Spurgeon (Prime Minister), Morgan O'Brien.

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