During 13th April 2012 (beginning of National Youth Week 2012) at Carinya Education Park, Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) made a special announcement to The Gazette and TYGA FM. This announcement was additionally attended by the Mayor, Derwent Valley Council Youth Participation Officer and ten (10) D’FAT members.
‘During 2012, D’FAT will be celebrating its tenth year of existence.Therefore becoming the third longest functioning Local Government Youth Advisory Group in Southern Tasmania.
D’FAT will be celebrating this milestone by producing a documentary (10-years of D’FAT) with assistance from the Tasmanian media production company, Move Media. This documentary will cover activities, projects and achievements of D’FAT since 2002 through interviews with former members.
D’FAT has been working to produce this documentary since February 2011.
D’FAT has recently completed filming and this documentary will be officially launched later in 2012.
D’FAT will also be wearing ‘one-of-a-kind’ D’FAT t-shirts throughout 2012 to celebrate 10-years. D’FAT will begin wearing these t-shirts during National Youth Week 2012, signifying the launch of its celebrations’.
A copy of the presentation shown at the official announcement (13th April 2012) can be viewed on D’FAT’s Youtube Channel
During 19th November 2012, D’FAT officially launched the ’10-Years of D’FAT’ documentary at Carinya Education Park, New Norfolk.
Approximately 40 people helped D’FAT celebrate this official launch, with representatives from;
- Derwent Valley Council
- Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT)
- Mission Australia
- Lions Club of New Norfolk
- Derwent Valley Community House
- Derwent Valley Child & Family Centre
- New Norfolk High School Prefects and Leadership Group
Rebecca White MP also attended this launch.
Former D’FAT members involved in the documentary received copies of the documentary, 10-year anniversary t-shirts and certificates of recognition. Derwent Valley Council, YNOT and Rebecca White MP also received copies of the documentary.
This documentary can be viewed on D’FAT’s Youtube Channel
D’FAT received a 2012 Tidy Towns award for the 10-year anniversary project.
D’FAT additionally presented a workshop at the 2013 Tasmanian Youth Conference (TYC) regarding the 10-year anniversary project.