Council established a Committee for young, local people in February 2009, called the Ashfield Youth Committee. The committee is made up of 9 local young people aged between 12 to 24 years old, who either live, study or work in the Ashfield Council area. This includes Ashfield, Summer Hill and Haberfield. The Committee is chaired by Councilor Alex Lofts and includes two Council staff who work in youth development.
The Committee's goal is to discuss important issues for local young people, organise youth events, as well as provide advice to Council on its plans and programs. You can read the agendas and minutes from each meeting here.
The Committee meets on the first Monday of each month, 5pm-6.30pm. Meetings are held at Ashfield Civic Centre, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield.
The Aim of the Committee is to improve the lives of local young people in the areas of physical and mental health, life skills and recreation. The Committee works on two areas:
1. Programs and Events - Develop and implement youth-run programs to address issues faced by local young people.
2. Advice and Consultation - Provide advice to Council on its youth programs and on Council's plans and projects.
Teen Movie Night October: Men in Black III.
Teen Movie Night September: Easy A.
Three Youth Committee representatives attended YAPA’s Shift This 2012 Conference from 26-28 September.
Teen Movie Night August: The Social Network.
Youth Committee Facebook Page hits 50 likes.
Teen Games Night held on 24 August.
Teen Movie Night July: Batman.
Teen Movie Night June: I Am Number Four.
May - Further developed the Ashfield Youth Committee Facebook Page facebook.com/ashfieldyouthcommittee.
March - Ran Harry Potter Trivia Night on 2 March with over 100 people attending the event at the Ashfield Civic Centre Activity Rooms.
February - Committee's Facebook page registered 25 members and gained a user name facebook.com/ashfieldyouthcommittee.
January - Committee member Victor Dao named Young Artist of the Year in Ashfield Council's Australia Day Award Ceremony. Congratulations Victor!
Fill out a form and send it to Council if you want to join the Committee. You must be aged between 12 and 24 years old and either live, study or work in the Ashfield Council area to get involved.
Download the form as a youth_committee_form_6.doc.