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Southern Downs Youth Council

What is the Southern Downs Youth Council?

Southern Downs Regional Council is committed to proactively involving young people in the future of our community through consultation and decision making processes. The Southern Downs Youth Council (SDYC) was established as an advisory committee whose role is to represent the voice of young people who live, work, study or volunteer in the Southern Downs region, to provide input into Council activities and decisions.


Photo: The 2021 Youth Council with Mayor Vic Pennisi and Councillors at their first meeting and badge presentation on 25 March 2021.


The SDYC program aids to provide young people with opportunities to:

  • develop a better understanding of the role and function of local government, our community and local issues;
  • 'have a voice' - raise issues, exchange ideas, discuss community issues, provide input in to Council planning, programs and services and influence local government decision making processes; and
  • have genuine and regular communication about issues that are important to them directly with the Mayor and Council Officers.


Southern Downs Youth Council Terms of Reference

Click here to access the SDYC Terms of Reference. (PDF 620.4KB)

Southern Downs Youth Council Members

 Click here to access the list of Youth Council student members. (PDF 130.6KB)

Southern Downs Youth Council Meeting Minutes

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