THE Regional Youth Bus will not be returning to townships in the Light Regional Council (LRC) area after elected members agreed against funding the service into the new financial year.
Council will instead redirect the $10,671 originally set aside for the initiative to the delivery of other youth specific programs and events, led by council’s own community development officer.
LRC joins Adelaide Plains Council, which, in May, also decided to discontinue funding the bus’ visits in its region.
The Regional Youth Bus project is an initiative of Barossa Lower North Futures and aims to support local young people and communities through fun activities, education, referrals and by increasing the support services in rural towns.
In the 21 months prior to March 2017, the Regional Youth Bus made 51 visits to the LRC area and was attended by 407 youths, or about eight young people per visit.