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Southern Downs Youth Council

What is the Southern Downs Youth Council?SDYC Meeting St Josephs School

Southern Downs Regional Council is committed to proactively involving young people through consultation and decision making processes.  Council has established the Southern Downs Youth Council (SDYC) 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.


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

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  • 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 613.6KB)Youth Council and Young Leaders

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


SDYC Induction Meeting notes

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