We believe young people should be empowered to gain a deep understanding of citizenship and be involved in positive civic action for change in their communities. To achieve this we have established a Youth Council made up of young people who live, work or study in the Blue Mountains.

The Youth Council meets monthly and develops a program of actions to increase opportunities and improve services for young people, and also share their opinions and ideas with Councilors and staff.

The focus of the 2021 Youth Council is on the environment and climate change. One activity is Project Plant It, supporting children and young people, with the participation of local Blue Mountains schools, to learn about and help regenerate native vegetation and habitat. The first Project Plant it can be viewed at https://youtu.be/Gxe63vh0SLw.

The second video will be available in mid 2021.

To find out more about Blue Mountains Youth Council, or to be involved, contact Council's Community Development Program Leader: 

Colin Berryman                                                                                                                            Email: cberryman@bmcc.nsw.gov.au                                                                                             ph: 02 4780 5542 / m: 0415 458 523

What does the Blue Mountains Youth Council do?

  • Advocates, provides advice, and makes recommendations to Council on matters affecting young people and the community
  • Coordinates, plans and implements community activities and events
  • Participates in community activities and consultations
  • Promotes awareness to the community on issues impacting on young people
  • Encourages positive views and opinions of young people and their achievements in the community.

Youth Council Advisory Committee

The Blue Mountains Youth Council is supported by an Advisory Committee that provides assistance in dealing with issues and understanding the role of Council.

The Advisory Committee is comprised of the elected Councillors and the Community Development Officer - Young People.