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Junee Youth Council

The Junee Youth Council (JYC) is made up of a group of enthusiastic and vibrant young adults aged 12-18 who live in the Junee Local Government Area. JYC provides young people with the opportunity to learn new skills, express their views on youth issues and advise Council, as well as implement their own projects.

JYC aims to promote a positive image of young people and encourage youth be active participants in the community. JYC projects include; planning and implementing Youth Week and school holiday activities and participating in community activities. 

Youth Council’s key role is to:

  • Represent views of young people and their priorities to Junee Shire Council
  • Liaise with Junee Shire Council
  • Represent, meet with and discuss issues and concerns with young people with Junee Shire
  • Look at the future of Junee Shire, environmentally, socially, economically etc from young people’s perspective
  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Gain political experience
  • Gain meeting experience
  • Gain communications, marketing, event management and media skills
  • Access youth grants
  • Manage a budget and meeting schedules
  • Manage projects as they arise

What do Youth Council Members do?

It takes commitment, time, energy and passion to be a Youth Councillor! Meetings are held monthly or when required in between.

The following requirements are highly regarded:

Leadership skills

An interest in youth issues and concerns in Junee

An interest in the future of the Junee community

Ability to commit to meeting at least once a month for the period of a Youth Councillor term of office (to be determined)

Ability to commit and work in a team environment

Happy to be in the media at various time, and confidence or willingness to leant to liaise with the media’

Good communication skills

Ability to get to meetings

Agreement and support from your school work and /or parents.

Meet the Team!

Chair: Oliver Phillips
Deputy Chair: Hunter White and Harry Guymer
Secretary: Minka Hutchen
Publicity Officers: Mia Phillips
Members: Jasmine Phillips and Alex Corneliusen

If you are interested in being a part of the Junee Youth Council or would like more information, please contact Council on 6924 8100 or email alana.lesslie@junee.nsw.gov.au 

Junee Youth Council