Youth Council

Cardinia Shire’s first-ever Youth Council was formed in January 2018 for a 12-month period.

The Youth Council is made up of 9 young people from across the shire, aged between 15 and 21.

  • Mehdi Ahmadi
  • Joe Barratt
  • Prachi Beniwal
  • Emily Bloxidge
  • Kurt Caddy
  • Hajar El-Hennawi 
  • Amy Gregorovich 
  • Jennifer James
  • Kiara Venturi

The 2018 youth councillors were selected by Cardinia Shire’s 9 councillors.

Members were chosen for their:

  • leadership qualities
  • desire to  help build a stronger local community 
  • interest in having a say on local issues that affect young people 
  • interest in local government.  

Youth councillors receive:

  • a Cardinia Shire councillor as a mentor for the duration of the program
  • the chance to discuss and debate local issues impacting on young people
  • monthly leadership workshops with high profile guest speakers.

For more info on the Youth Council contact us on 1300 787 624 or