Media Release – 16 February 2021

Recognising that young people are our region’s greatest asset, the Committee for the Hunter is now welcoming applications from people across the region who are interested in becoming a member of its new Youth Committee for the Hunter.

In announcing the new regional platform for young people, the Chair of the Committee for the Hunter, Richard Anicich AM said, “As a future-focused organisation it is vital that we engage with youth and advocate for the issues that matter to them. Our board and members have an important role in helping build capabilities in the leaders of tomorrow, and it’s good for our organisation’s culture and diversity.”

The Committee for the Hunter signed up to the Greater Newcastle Youth Employment Charter in October 2020, and in convening the Youth Committee is delivering on its promise to maintain and expand opportunities for young people in the region. Importantly, the Youth Committee will nominate a representative to have a voice on the board, enabling them to have a say in decisions that affect their future.

The Youth Committee will comprise of up to 13 members between the ages of 15 to 30 years, with representatives from each of the ten local government areas in the Greater Hunter.

It will be the only Hunter region-wide body dedicated to young people and the big issues important to them.

More information on applying is available here on the Committee’s website, with applications closing Monday 15 March 2021.


Alice Thompson, CEO, Committee for the Hunter,, 0490 688 125