One of the winners of the National Youth Week Ourspace competition, Goolwa local Oliver Delvecchio, says he hopes his video will help to promote youth issues in the South Australian region.
Youth Week was launched with a free concert in Victor Harbor yesterday.
Mr Delvecchio’s project showed the need to give more recognition to young people in the area.
He says he hopes it will lead to the establishment of a youth centre for the town.
“The areas kind of infamous for its youth culture, kind of screaming out for help, and just nothing really happening because of [lack of] funds and that sort of thing, so I really pleaded about that, I really wanted it to be a catalyst to promote youth issues in the area,” he said.
Mr Delvecchio was in the crowd of young people who converged on Victor Harbor yesterday for the national launch of Youth Week.
He says a youth centre would give Goolwa youth something to do.
“And not hate the area – because it’s a beautiful area – so it’s really important to keep them here and keep that kind of youth culture going,” he said.
The other Ourspace winner was Anna Krjatia from Parramatta in Sydney.