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March 24, 2022

Local high school students came together at Town Hall today (24 March) for the 2022 Hunter’s Hill Council Youth Summit, sharing ideas for how to promote environmental sustainability in the community and boost youth engagement with Council.

About 30 students attended the annual summit to develop ideas and pitch projects, which will be implemented with Council’s assistance in the coming weeks.

Selected projects will focus on: motivating students across Hunters Hill to recycle more; a campaign to reduce litter in the school yard; and increasing biodiversity through community planting to attract more bees, birds and butterflies to the local environment.

Suggestions for reducing rubbish, boosting composting and turning waste in to art were also explored.

Organisations working on environment and sustainability initiative within Hunters Hill – Ecobel and RecycleSmart – were also part of the summit, sharing their experiences and providing feedback to students.

Youth Summit attendees also shared messages about the environment through an art project using items diverted from waste such as zippers, shoelaces and paint sample cards in an activity with creative reuse centre Reverse Garbage.

Students also brainstormed ideas for how the Council could improve youth engagement. Suggestions included having a Youth Council or taking Council meetings out to schools or youth events.

Hosting gala days and programs with primary and high schools was discussed.

Promoting attractions such as walking trails and bike and kayak hire to young people, and hosting live music events at waterfront locations around Hunters Hill were also highlighted.

Hunters Hill Mayor Zac Miles said it was important to have a youth voice heard through the Council and the local area.

“It’s great to see young people involving themselves in the Hunters Hill community,” he said.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400

Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
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