Burnie Youth Council announced

This year’s Burnie Youth Council elections have been run and won, with candidates from Burnie High School and Burnie Primary School taking out the top jobs.

The Burnie Youth Council (BYC) has been running for 14 years and is made up of two representatives from each school and college in the Burnie municipality. Every year an election is held to determine the leadership roles within the youth council.

As part of the election process Youth Council members prepare a short speech and present it to the group. From this, the Councillors then vote on who they believe will best fulfil the roles of Youth Mayor, Deputy Youth Mayor and Junior Deputy Youth Mayor.

This year Oliver Fryett from Burnie High School was elected Youth Mayor, Chloe Lynch also from Burnie High School was elected Deputy Youth Mayor and Alec Mollison from Burnie Primary School was elected Deputy Junior Mayor.

Burnie Mayor Anita Dow said “The Burnie Youth Council is a fantastic initiative as it provides members with a unique opportunity to participate in civic education and gain a greater understanding of local government.”

“The Burnie Youth Council also provides Council with valuable links and insight into the strengths and challenges of Burnie’s young people.”

“I would like to pass on my congratulations to Oliver, Chloe and Alec on their appointments and I look forward to working with them in the future.”

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: jphillips@burnie.net